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Old Sep 3 2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Look what I just spotted on Amazon.com:



I LOVE the original covers...but, I wouldn't mind seeing the series back in print again either.

Anyone seen this cover in the wild?

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Same image, but from B&N:



Edit Two:

I just was thinking...that cover is very "Paranormal Romance". And then I realized...The Rowan, while not referred to as such, was technically one of the original "Paranormal" romances. Telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation--totally paranormal, before there was a sub-genre called "paranormal romance".

So I laughed. ^_^

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Link to same cover on the Ace/Penguin site.
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Old Sep 5 2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Yep, I've seen this edition on ebay recently. I also thought it was knew.
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I've never been able to figure out why book covers are such a big deal, especially the covers of hardbacks, which are just paper and can easily be taken off and lost/ripped/whatever. I know, it's supposed to be the wondrous art, but to me - it's the words inside that matter!
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I thought the Rowan had a white streak, not a head of celtic hair.
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No, Damia had the streak. Rowan was white all over.
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I've never been able to figure out why book covers are such a big deal, especially the covers of hardbacks, which are just paper and can easily be taken off and lost/ripped/whatever. I know, it's supposed to be the wondrous art, but to me - it's the words inside that matter!
It probably depends on the inclination and/or age of the reader.

I'm a very visual reader/writer. I see the events in books as images in my mind. When I was younger, however, I was still developing my methodology in this, trying to figure out HOW to make images in my head, and WHAT to use for them when I did, and I used to stare for long periods at the covers of books. The covers of some books from a certain time period in middle and high school are very nostalgic to me--as much as the words themselves are. That doesn't happen as much now that I'm adult; I rarely look at the covers now. But I did a lot as a child and a teen.

P'ter - as Kath said, Rowan had entirely white hair (white from the age of 3), and her children and their children had white streaks. Damia and her offspring did for certain, and I usually assume Jeran, Cera, and Larak had the white stripe as well.
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Wrong color eyes, tho...Rowan had brown eyes..
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Wrong color eyes, tho...Rowan had brown eyes..
I'm amazed anyone can remember! That's one thing I love about Anne - she does great characterisation, but barely spends much time at all on describing physical appearances unless it's relevant to the plot/characters at the time.
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Rowan is stated to have both gray and brown eyes in the books. It's a continuity error. But her original color was brown--either late "The Rowan" or somewhere in "Damia" is where her eyes turn gray.

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Edit: I just checked the google books version; it was late in "The Rowan" that gray/silver eyes showed up. It states that Rowan got them from her mother. But, although I can't find a source (google books only shows the first five occurrences of a term) I'm still fairly certain she starts out early in the book with brown eyes.
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She is described at age 3 as "A bit odd-looking with that whitened hair and those enormous brown eyes in that thin face". (pg.24-25 paperback edition)..now, I'll have to look up the other reference of her having grey/silver eyes...
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Here's the link to what I see in Google Books if it helps:

http://books.google.com/books?ei=FsR...#search_anchor
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Yep, it's there on pg. 277, Rowan is comparing her own looks to the hologram of her parents that was given to her by Elizara..
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WOW!!!...what an image on that new cover...not bad but not exactly what I have always imagined. I do remember the white hair and the brown eyes too. What a set of movies that series would make....need to re-read this series again soon.
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Anne was about the first one of modern authors to put romance in the paranormal and in science fiction as well. I think the new cover is stunning but it doesn't tell a story as much as the original one did. It's just a beautiful girl with a "bite me" expression.
BTW, I talked with Anne about us doing a third Barque Cats book to pick up where the other one left off, even if we are self publishing it. She was all for it so that may be happening before long. It would be a sequel to the other two and be available in ebook and POD format. Same authors, same storyline, just no publisher. Oh, and the e-book probably will be less than the 9.99 the publisher has been selling the other two at.
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Agreed. "Bite me" is what sells these days though

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Great news! I'll buy it Just picked up that catalyst audio book and am a few chapters in.
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[QUOTE=eann;179579<snip>BTW, I talked with Anne about us doing a third Barque Cats book to pick up where the other one left off, even if we are self publishing it. She was all for it so that may be happening before long. It would be a sequel to the other two and be available in ebook and POD format. Same authors, same storyline, just no publisher. Oh, and the e-book probably will be less than the 9.99 the publisher has been selling the other two at.[/QUOTE]

I would like to buy it, also to have translated to audio, I'm also enjoying the one you sent me, Catacombs, I'm going to have to wait, I need time to listen to it, rofl at myself sourly, 'finding time is the problem, and spare money too'
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Elizabeth...self publishing sounds interesting, but it means that I and other will finally have to go and buy a reader of some sort to be able to do it justice. Glad to hear that your still writing more of the *Barque Cat* stories...they are marvelous...but then again I love anything to do with that world... like I do any of the worlds you two *Anne's* have created...
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Most e-books can be read on a normal computer (with the addition of the right software, naturally), can't they?
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Yep. You can buy through Google books, or there's the Kindle Cloud for computers, for example.l
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I'll still take the *Real* thing, whenever possible...I like the feel and smell of books and that just isn't happening with a computer. The only thing that e-books seem to offer of any good over a real book, is that you can make the printing larger for those that have a problem seeing the smaller print...and that's great for those that need it.
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It's also much easier to search for things than if you had to skim back and forth. Or you know something's in one of five books but aren't sure which one. With my Kindle, I can search all of them at the same time if I want to.
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Like you, I prefer the original covers, but I am all for new covers if it keeps the Talent series on the bookshelves and continues to introduce them to new readers.
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Looks nothing like Angharad, the face is far too wide, it's always very apparent when the artist has no clue of the character's description and that one surely doesn't.

The art by Romas from the original 90's editions are always "canon" and a good bet at what the actual characters looked like.
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