The Cover Battle of 2012: Phase 1, Round 5

This December, The Ranting Dragon is trying something new: an epic cover battle! We will pitch sixty of the best covers of the year against each other—half of these selected by our team, the other half submitted by you—and our readers get to decide which of them wins the ultimate title of best cover of 2012. Any book released in 2012 is eligible—all it needs is a gorgeous cover!

This is the last battle of the first phase. Thank you all so much for all the covers you have submitted and all the votes you have cast. We have sixty wonderful covers, and the voting is in full swing. You can still vote in any of the five battles here, here, here, and here.

Want to know more or look at other rounds? Check out the big introduction post here.

Here are the covers in the first group:

Click the cover images above to zoom; click the links below to view on Amazon.

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson, Control Point by Myke Cole.

Osiris by E.J. Swift, Redshirts by John Scalzi, The Woodcutter by Kate Danley, Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman.

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye by Paul Tremblay.


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About Stephan van Velzen

Stephan van Velzen
A 29 year-old Communications student, Stephan loves publicity and design, particularly web design. When he’s not designing websites, he’s busy being a total geek for fantasy. In The Ranting Dragon, he has found a way to combine these passions and discover a new love for writing too. Most of all, though, Stephan is just a crazy Dutch guy who enjoys doing things that people don’t expect.

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