Books, By the Cover, Wheel of Time

The Shadow Rising (By the Cover): Into the Wastes

I swear to god, these covers just get less accurate every time! I feel like there's a character or thirty missing from this scene. I'm only half certain about what's happening here. We've got four characters front and center; Rand in red (I think), Mat in green (I think), Egwene (I think), and... is that… Continue reading The Shadow Rising (By the Cover): Into the Wastes

Books, By the Cover, Wheel of Time

The Dragon Reborn (By the Cover): I HAVE THE POWER!!!

Is it just me, or do these covers just keep getting sillier? Like, this one is just a straight-up comedy, dudes! Look at this! "Hey guys! Check out this cool thing I just found!" "Whoooooaaaa!" Of the Wheel of Time covers we've analyzed so far, this is by far the simplest. It depicts the moment… Continue reading The Dragon Reborn (By the Cover): I HAVE THE POWER!!!

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The Lies of Locke Lamora (By the Cover): City of Sharks

You know what stories are really fun? Gentleman thieves! Sure, a heist with lots of guns and car chases and loud alarms can be really fun. But you know what's cooler? Watching a group of refined thieves convince their mark to give them what they want, then vanish into thin air! That's why The Lies… Continue reading The Lies of Locke Lamora (By the Cover): City of Sharks

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Warbreaker (By the Cover): Colors! Colors! More Colors!

Guess what I'm reviewing next week. Go on. Guess. You'll never get it. Up until recently, Warbreaker was one of the last gaps in my knowledge of Sanderson's Cosmere. That, and the second Mistborn series (which I'll get to sooner or later... after another Wheel of Time book or two). And now that that gap… Continue reading Warbreaker (By the Cover): Colors! Colors! More Colors!