Cover Compare

Posted On 12 February 2017

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Here it is – I wondered when this little beauty would make it’s appearance – the UK cover for Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister:


I love this.  It has a beautiful crisp feel doesn’t it  And, here are both covers together:

So, which is your favourite.  I admit that I’ve always been rather partial to the US covers and I do love the US cover here – but, in this case, the UK cover is my favourite.  I just really like the font style and colour, the way it’s so startling against the cold background – the darkness beyond the ice.  Yep.  The UK cover is my favourite this time around.

Stop on over to Mr Lawrence’s blog where there are a couple of other alternative covers and choose your favourite.

And, in case you missed it, here is the description:

“I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin”

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…

Not long to wait for this one people: April 4th/6th 2017

20 Responses to “Cover Compare”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    I usually really like the UK Lawrence covers but this time though it pains me to go against my country I have to say that I much prefer the US cover, sacrilegious I know!😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Nope – I can completely see where you’re coming from. I’ve really enjoyed the style of the US covers but that UK one – I love the colours.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    Oh I LOVE the UK cover – so clever and interesting:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s lovely isn’t it – it puts me in mind of creepy childhood tales of Jack Frost – don’t know why!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Those jagged icicles might have something to do with it…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes – quite!
        Lynn 😀

  3. Rebecca

    US cover is my favorite for this one!

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Hmm, I think I still prefer the US cover – love the gritty effect and the girl’s expression. It just screams, “HAVE AT ME, I DON’T GIVE A #%^&!” Compared to that, the UK cover seems a bit drab 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes she does look like she’s giving a bit of a look down her nose – like – go ahead punk, make my day!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Nathan

    I love the UK one. Better font, great use of color.

  6. jessicabookworm

    Aw man don’t make me choose, as they’re both so good. I love how striking the UK cover is but at the same time the US cover is so dynamic 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re both great. And absolutely – no need to choose, we can like both!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I actually prefer the US cover for this one! (a rare thing)

    • @lynnsbooks

      It seems to be the consensus of opinion for this one.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Greg

    I think I like the UK cover too. I like the cold feel of it, the ice and everything.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think sometimes you can’t help liking the cover that you’re used to and in this case it’s the US cover but I really like the UK one for this. I have preferred the US covers for all the other books.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    I like the UK cover too, but I prefer the US one. It looks more badass! Super excited to read this one, it’ll be my first ever Mark Lawrence! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve actually already took a sneaky peak at it and the start is very good.
      Lynn 😀

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