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The Habitation of the Blessed Cover
prester john
It's not Ghost Rider, I swear!

I'm SUPER curious about y'all's reaction to this--do you like it, does it make you want to buy it, is it evocative? Opinion me, O Livejournal!

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I think it's pretty, but I doubt it would make me want to buy the book if I didn't already (which I do!). It's a relatively generic fantasy-looking cover of a particular trope (the medieval scholarly look), and it indicates being specifically a Prester John interpretation in words smaller than I might notice on a casual glance in a bookstore, especially if they aren't on the side cover, which is usually what's seen if you don't pull the book off the shelf. I'd pick up something I recognized as being a version of that story; Prester John interests me. But this doesn't tell me so in loud enough ways to get past my usual attention filters, and if I didn't spot that, I'd just think "ooh, pretty cover art," and move along.

This is more or less what I felt as well. Regardless of the cover I am going to buy it. Cat + Prester John = two ares of my life converging into awesome.

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