Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Crap fantasy book covers #20

It's been a while since we last abused our eyes by gazing upon a crap fantasy book cover, but never fear - here's a particularly terrible cover that is more than worthy of being the 20th cover to be selected for this particular feature.

Behold, an old cover for Terry Brook's The Black Unicorn.

I always thought unicorns were meant to be graceful, beautiful creatures with a mystical aura about them. A bit like, say, this. Yet this one looks more like an angry goat. Perhaps he's pissed because his handler has just turned into an ice sculpture whilst pointing at the craptacular rainbow in the background.

Whatever, it's a horrendous cover.

Crap-o-meter rating: 9/10


logankstewart said...

Hahaha. I think that was the exact copy of that book I read, and at that time I probably didn't notice how awful it was. Wow. Young love, I guess.

T.D. Newton said...

Wow. Craptacular.
They even did the rainbow badly.

Val said...

It looks more like a donkey to me...

Hagelrat said...

ha. The uk ones are good, that is horrific.

The Fantasizer said...

Should have had a 10/10 crap-o-meter rating in my opinion. I won't be surprized if I never again see a cover as purely shitty as this one.

"It looks more like a donkey to me..."
My thoughts exactly.