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13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers

Fantasy novel cover art is often wonderful and awful and laughable in a way that is independent of the actual content of the book it's trying to sell. These are 12 of the clearest cases where you definitely shouldn't let it put you off.

1. The Black Prism, by Brent Weeks

2. The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch

3. The Warded Man, by Peter V. Brett

4. The Great Hunt, by Robert Jordon

5. Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

6. Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson

7. The Riddlemaster of Hed, by Patricia A. McKillip

8. The Dragonbone Chair, by Tad Williams

9. Blood Song, by Anthony Ryan

10. The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

11. The Black Company, by Glen Cook

12. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

13. And this edition of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien