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This week I'm working my way through an ARC of Justin Lee Anderson's The Lost War and I'm having a great time with it! This book was originally self-published and has now been picked up by Orbit with a new release date in May, so it has a few cover editions in existence already. Let's have a look at them!
2023 Orbit US Paperback | 2019 Paperback
2020 Kindle Edition | 2020 Audiobook Edition
I actually quite like the original 2019 paperback edition cover of this one! I like the green and general idea of what Orbit is doing with the new edition, but I don't really care for the general illustrations of the characters and the style they used, which reminds me of the style they did for Sam Sykes' Seven Blades in Black, which I really disliked. And that Kindle edition looks pretty epic as well! Which cover(s) do you like the most?