Cover Lover: Black Swan Rising

Cover Lover: Black Swan Rising

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Welcome to Cover Lover, where I share my favourite covers! Hannah  of Once Upon a Time is the inventor of this particular “meme”, so head over there to see the covers she’s already shared.

I was given access to read and review Black Swan Rising on Netgalley recently, but it wasn’t until I looked into it a bit further for this post that I realised it was actually originally published in 2011 – the upcoming release in May 2013 will be a paperback re-release with the new cover. But all the three books in this series have gorgeous covers, old and new!


The Bantam (Random House) covers

Black Swan Rising The Watch Tower

The Tor covers

Black Swan Rising thewatchtower2 shapestealer

Title: Black Swan Rising, The Watchtower and The Shape Stealer
Author: Lee Carroll

Series: Black Swan Rising
Published: Tor and Bantam Dell (Random House), 2010, 2011 and to be released March 2013 respectively.

Goodreads Blurb for Black Swan Rising:

When New York City jewellery designer Garet James stumbles into a strange antiques shop in her neighborhood, her life is about to be turned upside down. John Dee, the enigmatic shopkeeper, commissions her to open a vintage silver box for a generous sum of money. Oddly, the symbol of a swan on the box exactly matches the ring given to her by her deceased mother. Garet can’t believe her luck and this eerie coincidence until she opens the box and otherworldly things start happening. . . .

That evening, the precious silver box is stolen. When Garet begins to investigate, she learns that she has been pulled into a prophecy that is hundreds of years old, and opening the box has unleashed an evil force onto the streets of Manhattan and the world at large. Gradually, Garet pieces together her true identity—one that her deceased mother desperately tried to protect her from. Generations of women in Garet’s family, including her beloved mother, suffered and died at the hands of this prevailing evil. Does Garet possess the power to reclaim the box and defeat this devastating force?


My thoughts:

I think I like the original Tor covers better. There just seems to be so many girls in pretty dresses on covers these days. I think it’s actually the font of the titles that draws me to the Tor covers.

Which set do you like better?

2 thoughts on “Cover Lover: Black Swan Rising

  1. Ellie says:

    For once I think I prefer the non-UK covers! I read Black Swan Rising a while ago and was a bit disappointed. I’d probably read the second book if it came my way but not desperate to read on.
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