Apr 30

Book Cover Throwback: First Book of Swords

This week’s Book Cover Throwback: The First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen.

The First Book of Swords by Fred SaberhagenWhat I Love about This Cover: The cover drew me in as a kid because there was a picture inside the hilt of the sword. I thought that was such a cool concept!

What I Don’t Love about This Cover: I hate that they called it a “fantasy epic” rather than a new “epic fantasy.” Semantics but it still bugs me.

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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.