Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Kingdom's Cost by J.R. Tomlin

What's the genre? What's the logline? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. Historical fiction.

    I really, really should read more historical fiction and this looks like one I'd enjoy. The cover is very good; almost looks like an old woodcut or something (but very well done). I'm not very familiar with Scottish history beyond Robert the Bruce and William Wallace (do I sound like a typical American? lol).

    Putting this on my Wishlist. :-)

  2. (Eric-)

    Historical Fiction is the genre, is my guess.

    I think that this is a very strong cover. The text is very easy to read and the artwork really grabs your attention.

  3. A serious work of historical fiction. The tagline of "A Novel of Scotland" was a real -attention grabber for me as a Scotophile.
    The woodcut-look to the artwork implies that this is serious novel, not light-hearted, that was well-researched.
    The font has a nice period feel to it, without feeling cliche'.
    The title itself is rather intriguing--one doesn't usually think of the 'cost' of a kingdom.
    I actually already bought a copy for my Nook and will start reading it tomorrow on the train.

  4. Thanks for the comments. I must admit I love this cover and the one for Freedom's Sword which I think has a similar feel to it.

    They were both done by JT Lindroos.

    I do think this shows the advantages of having a professional do your covers and it cost under $100 for the rights to the artwork (a 19th century etching) and the design.