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!!!

Books, By the Cover, Wheel of Time

The Eye of the World (By the Cover): Representing the Genre, Not the Book

I've got a soft spot for old book covers. They've got a sort of old, somewhat goofy charm to them. Which is part of what drew me to certain book series in the first place. Including the Wheel of Time. Question is: does the cover actually work for the story? Well... not really. I know… Continue reading The Eye of the World (By the Cover): Representing the Genre, Not the Book