Nov 20

Book Cover Throwback: Howl’s Moving Castle

This week’s Book Cover Throwback: Howl’s Moving Castle.

Before it was an amazing film from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, it was an excellent novel by Diana Wynne Jones. This cover is from the reprint, but I love it so much more than the original, which you can see below the reprint.

Howl's Moving Castle Book CoverHere is the original.

Howl's Moving Castle Original CoverThe original makes it feel too much like a horror novel for kids. While there are scary elements to the story, the themes of believing in one’s self and finding beauty in unique things makes the reprint’s cover fit better in my opinion.

About the author

Raven Oak

Bestselling science fiction & fantasy author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood, Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays.

She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet. When she's not writing, she's getting her game on, enjoying cartography, or staring at the ocean.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.