Jan 29

Book Cover Throwback: CYOAS

This week’s Book Cover Throwback: CYOAS, otherwise known as a Choose Your Own Adventure Series. In particular, Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye.  The CYOAS folks did two such books set in the the world of Anne McCaffrey‘s Pern: Dragonfire and the other, Dragonharper. (If you’ve never read a CYOAS series, you should at least once. More on them here.)

Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye

What I Love about this Cover: It’s youthful theme fits with the CYOAS subgenre. When I was younger, I didn’t care that Anne didn’t write this book herself. I was excited to see Pern through the eyes of someone else because the cover drew me in and reminded me that I loved dragons.

What I Don’t Love about this Cover: That dragon looks all-too-angular. I don’t dig that style at all. The cover also set me to sketching in an attempt to draw a better dragon that that.

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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.