Well, I promised you a rant today. I intend to deliver, but I’m going to keep it relatively tame. Mostly because I love A Song of Ice and Fire and I respect George R. R. Martin too much to dive in here and heavily criticise the cover art on his series, no matter how much I may not like it.
What I will do, however, is give my opinions and thoughts and tell you why I feel these new covers do not do the series justice. This is nothing against the books themselves. This is a rant squarely aimed at the cover art.
With that said, I don’t know who decided that this would be the new look for the novels that birthed one of the most popular TV series in recent memory. Is this what we can come to expect from all our fantasy covers in the future?