Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie
Eragon is a YA classic, so it’s high time that I came around to critiquing the covers!
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.(Goodreads)
A classic cover but only due to the absurdly high number of times I’ve seen it. Still, I love the gold font and the blue aspect of it all. This cover is wonderfully done, and the drawing is quite mindblowing indeed.
The fiery background is quite distracting. I really don’t know what to look at, since it’s all so cool. I feel like everything could’ve been tied together better, but all in all, this is not a bad cover.
I really am not sold on the black outline. I really wish the picture had been extended to the whole entire front cover. Also, the black font isn’t cutting it either. Had it been gold, I feel like the cover would’ve been much more visually appealing.
Which cover was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!