Friday, January 16, 2015

Hmmm....that looks familiar


Ran across this the other day, I couldn't help but thinking I've seen something like it somewhere before...


Then it occurred to me. Oh, yeah.  This is where ;-)


Just thought that was interesting.  The "double crossed" swords symbol also looked remarkably similar to the icon used for Theft of Swords. 





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  1. Ha! Well, they are simply showing good taste, no? Or perhaps the cover designer?

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  2. I meant...the *same* cover designer...

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    1. The cover designer (Lauren) works for Orbit - so not sharing the same designer - but yeah, copying is a form of flattery.

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  3. I read Gambit of the Glass Crowns. It was a swashbuckling tale of Radrian and Hoyce, a pair of ne'er-do-well footpads who get caught up in an epic struggle in the fantasy land of Alen.

    j/k

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  4. LOL! So, should we read that book? :P

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  5. The title of the Risso publication should be 'Theft of Style'. The big question is- is it a matter of a lazy cover designer not worthy of his role, or a parasitic author not worthy of his.

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    1. I try not to attribute "negative" aspects - My thinking is they admired the covers Orbit did so much that they wanted to emulate them.

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  6. Tyler, I'm sure it's not the author's fault... :) If there is anything we can call "fault" here at all.

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    1. Christomir, if you want to believe that little green elves live at the bottom of your back yard, then sure, :). The fault, as you introduced the term, is as big as San Andreas, either the author or cover designer, or both, should re-examine their own conscious for their lack of integrity and respect to fellow artists, while accepting that they are actually eating away at their own self dignity.

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    2. But... but... what are you talking about? :O Cute little green elves DO INDEED live at the bottom of my back yard and I thought everyone knew that! Why else would I love to read novels about elves? :P

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