There are some good royalty book covers this month. My runner-up pick for the book with the best cover is The Sultan's Shadow by Christiane Bird. Pretty, isn't it?
But this is the cover that appeals to me most this month:
Shadow of the Swords is a novel about the 12th century sultan Saladin, who finds himself at war with King Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade. The cover appeals to me because it looks like a movie poster or video game cover image. I think that's a good way to capture the attention of younger readers and show that history can be interesting.
What do you think?