I did this wallpaper to show my favorite book covers for The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Maybe I should add the titles.
Harry is a sexy, sexy man. Provided the covers reflect this. And in my not so humble opinion, these do. The others are rather lame, especially the one for the latest, Battle Ground. I thought that Jim had the final say on the covers, but someone told me that it’s the publisher, not the author, who gets the art say. That is, if true, seriously fucked up.
Here’s a pic of Battle Ground:
Harry’s got a spear tip on his staff! A la Donar Vaddarung. AKA, Odin. AKA Kringle. Guess he’s gonna need it to fight “The Last Titan,” whoever she is? Mind you, this statement Will sound stupid after I’ve read Peace Talks, then Battle Ground.
This picture is all wrong. First and foremost, Harry’s pentacle is **Upside Down**. Second, it’s missing its ruby center. Mind you, it was missing in Cold Days and Skin Game covers, but most of the time, the covers get something wrong. All of the time, it’s the hat. A long time ago, they (publishers) thought the Wizard Detective needed a fedora somehow. Harry’s hair is also short. Except in Cold Days, Skin Game, and way back at the beginning of Summer Knight when he hadn’t done any personal grooming.
Which brings me to the other pet peeve for Battle Ground: what is with that ruler-edged 5 o’clock shadow and Clint Eastwood mouth? It’s ugly. It might look good on someone else, but not Harry. Why not give him the same look from Cold Days? For that matter, Skin Game was ugly, too. That face could be explained but that hair was gross.
Still. All that can be mostly ignored. Not that Pentacle. That is Just WRONG. It’s as if some shit evangelist decided to inflict his opinion of magic and made Chris put it upside down. You know. The “satanic” star. For fuck’s sake, whatever the reason, that was bad.