This month I'm looking at the first book in one of the most consistently brilliant Urban Fantasy series out there - Storm Front: Book 1 in the Dresden Files. I adore this series as after a couple of setting the scene books it explodes into some of the best quality UF out there!
So enough gushing about the books, what do the covers look like?
|UK Original Cover|
|Limited Edition Cover|
US Cover: This is ok, but a little bland. The storm in the background is cool and Harry does look like he is described in the books, but I'm not really feeling it.
UK Original Cover: (Recent covers have followed the same as the US covers) This is the copy I owned and I actually like the old fashioned file style cover. It's very film noir and the blood splatter tell you that it will not be a normal book. Plus I like the tag line.
French Cover: The Polaroid of the storm over the city is beautiful and I like the detail of the photo mixed with the paperclips and magical symbols in the background.
Spanish Cover: Is Harry balding in this cover...? This reminds me of a dirty cop film somehow - very boring.
Greek Cover: Again this is how Harry is described but the brown over tones and not seeing Harry's face doesn't do it for me.
Limited Edition Cover: I have to admit this is beautiful - loads of colour, the storm, the giant scorpion and magical symbols. I do like it but it feels more graphic novel or film than book cover.
My favourite? I like the French cover best!
What do you prefer? :)