I’m waiting for the series to start on HBO. Although if it were up to me, I’d rather read the series of books first. I hate seeing the movie first and reading the book last. Leonardo Dicaprio ruined Revolutionary Road for me. I recently finished reading it and as good as the book was, I kept hearing Leonardo’s voice every time I read Frank Wheeler’s lines. It was excruciating.
But there’s no arguing, the alternate cover above is awesome. If I saw this in stores, I’d snag one, no questions asked.
The Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin
This is a new series I recently started (on book 2 now) after hearing lots of great things about it. It’s also being made into an HBO show that debuts this month.
Sadly, even though the series started 15 years ago and has been widely popular ever since, the various covers throughout the years have been pretty lackluster.
For my covers, I wanted to showcase the idea of these feuding medieval families that are constantly vying for power, but didn’t want to have knights on horses, epic battle scenes and the other visuals that are usually on these types of fantasy novels. So instead, I depicted the idea of house crests and the importance the author puts in each of the families and gave each of the 5 books a distinct color.
View all of the new covers in the series here.