11/27/09

Of interest primarily to hard-core Megan Whalen Turner fans

Over at Sounis (the lj MWT community), there has been some discussion over the cover of Megan Whalen Turner's new book, A Conspiracy of Kings--does the character on the cover, who is presumably Sophos, have a moustache?

Today I held in my trembling hands an ARC of COK. I am not able to read it right now (alright, I read some of it. Only a few pages...)



But I did scan the cover and zoom in on the area in question. I think it's just the dark shadow cast by Sophos' still boyishly rounded but becoming more manly by the day cheeks.


Two randomly grabbed co-workers agree it's a shadow. But it's hard to be sure...anyone know the artist?

18 comments:

  1. Having read the book, I think I know what it is, and I even agree it should be there, but I CAN'T SAY.

    *bites fingers hard*

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  2. I never thought it was a mustache until sounis members called attention to it. I don't really mind either way, though. :)

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  3. FANGIRLS!!!!!
    You are SO cute.

    Man, I kind of hate you for having the book before me, though.

    Just sayin'.

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  4. I think it will be clear after you reas the book.

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  5. Er read, I meant. Can't wait to see what you think. I finished it yesterday.

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  6. Having now seen this and read RJ's comment, I am now biting my fingers in AGONY. Oh please someone send me a Tardis already, I want to go to April!

    Thanks for posting this!

    *fangirls shamelessly*

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  7. Uh... I don't even see a face there. Especially in the close-up.

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  8. Do you know how AGONISING the fact is that SOME PEOPLE HAVE ACoK AND I DON'T????

    It is also very squeeful. I jumped and hopped and skipped my way around the house and hugged and kissed and twirled my sister, who was rather amused and confused at the same time. (And actually no, I am in no way making this up.)

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  9. Yeah, I was grinning all day at work yesterday, and yes, I did, um, take a few short breaks from working...and even though we had company for supper last night, I did,um, abandon the guests for a few more pages...and then I was up at 5 this morning...

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  10. Oh. That. That... dark silhouette. That's the face.

    Not going to try any more.

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  11. I'm quite amused by this discussion (in a good way!). I'm not a hard-core MWT fan, but now I'm intrigued enough to look forward to the book when it comes out.

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  12. For those who have the ARC, have read it, and want to discuss (and are not on sounis), I've started a yahoo group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/conspiracyofkings/

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  13. Cool, Monica! I will go join now!

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  14. I agree with RJ. Um, in that it's not a mustache. It's that other thing.

    Giggles. Cause MWT does that to a person.

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  15. While I'm madly envious, I'll work past that long enough to say ENJOY!

    Darnit. I miss working at a bookstore.

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  16. Okay, I'm willing trust MWT and Greenwillow. *deep breath* Especially since RJ seems to think that it's there for a reason. But eeep!

    Also, MARCH. Oh, unkind fate!

    P.S. I'm elvenjaneite over on Livejournal. Just signed in differently.

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  17. So the "start a blog, review lots of fantasy, wait for Megan Whalen Turner ARC" ploy worked? Good for you! :)

    Now, I must put my A Conspiracy of Kings blinders back on until next year and I can get my hands on a copy.

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  18. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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