Del Rey reveals new covers for The Lord of the Rings coming soon

Del Rey reveals new covers for The Lord of the Rings coming soon

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These are reportedly coming "this spring". I like the new look!

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They're out. In my opinion the nicest cover art (for a US mass market paperback release) in over 30 years.

https://www.tolkienbooks.us/lotr/us/mmpb/bb2018/


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The designs for Fellowship and Two Towers look okay (though if I were to nitpick, I’d say the Doors of Durin seem a bit squished).

In any case that White Tree looks dubious - it’s giving me creepy Halloween vibes
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Eorl wrote:
The designs for Fellowship and Two Towers look okay (though if I were to nitpick, I’d say the Doors of Durin seem a bit squished).

In any case that White Tree looks dubious - it’s giving me creepy Halloween vibes


I'm not saying they're perfect, though I do like them... but compared to all of the film tie-in editions over the past 20 years, they are (to me) a very welcome change. Nice colors too.


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compared to all of the film tie-in editions over the past 20 years, they are (to me) a very welcome change. Nice colors too


That I totally agree with :)
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Del Rey has told me that the cover artist is Michael James Bowman. These are already in print (obviously), and will slowly show up at retail as the stores order new stock.

They are sending me a set to give away, so more on that soon!
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