Welcome to the third installment of Rename This Horrible Cover!

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThis week, I invite you to feast your eyes on this beauty.

Isn’t this a spectacularly bizarre cover? Is that a dog? A hell hound? A lion with mange? What exactly is that large ominous thing? And how is it both behind the man and in front of him at the same time? I’m so confused.

So dear readers, I turn to you. What’s a better name for this cover? I submit “Lord of the Fading Lion Breath.”

Every month we feature a new cover and your job is twofold:

1. Suggest a new title for the featured cover.
2. Suggest a fantasy cover you would like us to retitle for the next month. (Link to it on Amazon or elsewhere.)

You must do both parts to be eligible to win. The winner for retitling the cover will get the featured book for our giveaway (or may choose from the stacks). The winner of the book I pick for the next month’s cover will get to choose a book from our stacks.

Dear readers, it’s up to you now. What should we title this cover art?

Our featured giveaway this week is a copy of Lori Devoti’s Amazon Queen.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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