Thursday, 15 September 2011
So rather than talk about the books themselves I thought I'd write about the artwork for David Farland's Runelord series. The UK verisons that is, there are examples above. The garish, slightly childish American versions I'm not so keen on. The reason I picked up The Sum of All Men in the first place was the art. Again you can see it above. Part photo, part picture, then with the yellowish colour. I find them enchanting in a way fantasy really should be. What do you think?
As for the book inside:
I'm busy rereading The Sons Of Oak because I couldn't remember what happened. And I'm finding that the reason I like the books is that they're inventive whilst not being overly desriptive. Just enough to build a wonderful world without making the reading too tough (I always say that don't I?). It also features a unquie 'endowments' feature which works really well in the first part of the series.
So no, you can't judge a book by it's cover, but you're more likely to have read it in the first place if it's got a good cover. And yes David Farland's work is worth a read. My friend who is a very big fantasy fan wasn't overly fond, but he says he'll give it another go. I'll update you!