I’ve loved Aurthurinean stories for as long as I can remember. From the time period—which I suppose feeds into my love for Robin Hood—to the story itself, it’s always been something exciting for me. And I still have exceptionally fond memories of the animated film Quest for Camelot. So, it comes as no surprise that I’m incredibly excited to share this week’s cover with you all.
I adored this book cover from the very moment I saw it and proceeded to immediately add the book to my cover gems bookshelf on goodreads. There’s so much about it that just immediately speaks to you and a multitude of details scattered throughout that you might not notice at first, but fall in love with the instant you see them. The colors couldn’t be more perfect, in my opinion, and the way both the sword and the title pop from the page is nothing short of amazing. This is another one of those books that frankly should be on display in a shelf, unquestionably.
The one thing that I’m not a fan of, with no surprise, is the odd stamp at the top that lets you know it is an “essential modern [classic]” that I find to be quite annoying. The quote on the anvil isn’t all that amazing—and truthfully, I don’t know why it’s an anvil and not a stone as it should be, something of an oversight on the cover designer’s end, I suppose—and I imagine that the author’s name could have been better placed. But, overall this is still a gorgeously amazing cover.
Let me know what you think of the cover in the comments! Love it? Hate it? Somewhere in between? And as always, happy reading!