This month I wanted to look at one of my favourite books - The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. It's a great read with a mix of romance, action, steampunk, invention and political intrigue with two memorable lead characters - highly recommended! Considering that it covers a complete mix genres I was very curious to see what types of covers it would inspire!
Italian Cover: This looks more like a vampire book than steampunk. It's very dark and I'm not sure I get the connection to the story.
French Cover: This cover has close up of Mina which I quite like. She give it quite a lot of attitude in that pose and the fashions are what are described in the book
German Cover: This looks like an anime cover or a scene from one of those swashbuckling films
UK Cover: I like the mix of fog, clockwork, the Duke and Mina on the cover giving it plenty of attitude. Nice.
Polish Cover : I like the clockwork motif of the cover and the picture of an airship over Big Ben, but the girl just doesn't look like Mina to me - there just isn't enough stubbornness in her stance
US Cover: What a male chest! The trouble is having read the book this model is not masculine enough to be the Duke - he should be hairy and broadshoulders. The guy on this cover, while nice just doesn't have a certain je ne sais quoi...
My Verdict? I like the UK Cover best - has the best of everything!
So what cover do you like best...? :)