Royal Book Cover of the Month – July 2009

My favorite royalty-related book cover of the month:


The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis is a historical novel about Catherine de Medici, a 16th century French queen who (supposedly) used sorcery to maintain her power.

I've said before that I don't like the fad for faceless women on book covers, but at least this cover lets us see the back of Catherine's head — that's a little bit of progress. In my opinion, it's a very appealing cover, beautiful but also slightly sinister, in keeping with the subject matter. Nice job, St. Martin's Press.

Do you like this cover? Hate it? Tell me what you think!

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