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Night Angel series by Brent Weeks

  1. The Way of Shadows (2008)
  2. Shadow’s Edge (2008)
  3. Beyond the Shadows (2008)

Brent Weeks - Night Angel

  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: Spain
    1. El Camino de las Sombras
    2. Al Filo de las Sombras
    3. Más Allá de las Sombras
  • 3rd row: France
    1. La Voie des Ombres
    2. Le Choix des Ombres
    3. Au-delà des Ombres

This was a tough one but I’m going to have to go with France. High fantasy novels should have that traditional “epic” look on their covers, and they’ve nailed it with the panoramic view of the city, the dramatic lighting and amazingly detailed art. The Spain and US editions are cool in their own way; the abstract ribbon on the US is a nice representation of the Ka’kari while on the Spanish covers the assassin aspect is brought into focus.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in assassin, high fantasy

 

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Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (US, UK)

  1. The Lightning Thief (2005)
  2. The Sea of Monsters (2006)
  3. The Titan’s Curse (2007)
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
  5. The Last Olympian (2009)

Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: UK

Even though I have the UK edition of this series, I vastly prefer the US editions. There is truth in the saying that there’s beauty in simplicity. Seems to me like the UK is stuffed chock full of stuff; US on the other hand makes good use of color and art.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in childrens, low fantasy, young adult

 

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Incarceron series by Catherine Fisher

  1. Incarceron (2007)
  2. Sapphique (2008)
  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: UK

US beats the UK editions hands-down. Even though I live I’m in the commonwealth I ordered the US editions to be shipped over. What’s not perfect about them?

 

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The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  1. The Hunger Games (2008)
  2. Catching Fire (2009)
  3. Mockingjay (2010)
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games

  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: UK

As a whole I prefer the US edition of this series; they have a uniformity and clean look to them that appeals to me. The grunge look of the UK series doesn’t cut it for me, though in all honesty it’s the cover of Catching Fire that ruins the set. If it had had a different design it would have been a close call otherwise!

 

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Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb

  1. Assassin’s Apprentice (1995)
  2. Royal Assassin (1996)
  3. Assassin’s Quest (1997)

Robin Hobb - Farseer

  • 1st row: US paperback
  • 2nd row: UK paperback
 
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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in high fantasy

 

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Eon series by Alison Goodman

  1. Eon (2008)
  2. Eona (2011)
Alison Goodman - Eon

Alison Goodman - Eon

  • 1st row: US paperback/hardcover
  • 2nd row: AUS paperback
  • 3rd row: UK paperback
  • 4th row: UK paperback/hardcover – young adult
 
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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in adventure, high fantasy, young adult

 

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The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

  1. Glass Houses (2006)
  2. Dead Girl’s Dance (2007)
  3. Midnight Alley (2007)
  4. Feast of Fools (2008)
  5. Lord of Misrule (2008)
  6. Carpe Corpus (2009)
  7. Fade Out (2009)
  8. Kiss of Death (2010)
  9. Ghost Town (2010)
  10. Bite Club (2011)
  • 1st row: US paperback
  • 2nd row: UK paperback
 

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