What do you think of the new Pendragon covers?

The Merchant of Death was first published in 2002 . . . a lifetime ago.  So we thought it was time to spiff up the Pendragon series and create new covers.   Over the next year or so, all ten books will come out with the new design.  (Paperback only.  The hardcovers won’t change)

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364 Comments on “What do you think of the new Pendragon covers?”

  1. britt says:

    i do its on hold at the library and my school library doesnt have it im ganna check somthin brb

  2. britt says:

    im back and yeah i waiting on one more person for it

  3. britt says:

    kool new page!!!

  4. liz says:

    well, if i had the 10th book, I would be reading it. duh. and in fact,im reading the ninth right now FYI. i only just found out about the series this year….

  5. britt says:

    what does fyl mean?

  6. Caylia says:

    for your interest

  7. britt says:

    ohhhhh ok

  8. i will be a Traveler says:

    for your information.

  9. Jonathan says:

    I think they are ok, but I rather the original covers.

  10. Lead Traveler says:

    me too

  11. veelox0 says:

    I like the new covers better, because on the old covers i felt like bobby was staring at me..CREEPY…and the reality bug cover creeped me out cuz dr.zetlin just looked scary and i waz mad cuz that’s my favorite book…but now the new cover has my favorite colors on it 🙂

  12. loor is awesome says:

    I like the old covers better but the new covers rock too.

  13. i will be a Traveler says:

    my collection is wierd. i have 1-8 of the old covers (The ones i like better) then the ninth one is the new cover and the tenth one is the old cover again.

  14. Katrina says:

    I hate the new covers!! Now all of my books wont match!! The new covers are boring and stupid!! Old covers are so much better

  15. Richard says:

    We really need another Pendragon series.

  16. i will be a Traveler says:

    well, there are the before the wars.
    and katrina. i know. i totally agree. btw. i know a girl her name is katarina. that’s pretty close to yours.

  17. Twig says:

    Another series would be pretty cool.

    Personally, I’m hoping that movies will be made in the near future. Something as epic as Pendragon would be great on the big screen! ^ ^

  18. HELLO says:

    as long as they don’t ruin it. ever since percy jackson i’ve been skeptical as wether they should make books movies or not.

  19. Bobby Pendragons ROCKS says:

    I think that you should make a series revolving around the childhood of Saint Dane, Bobby and the other travelers.
    Bobby’s Childhood, leading up to the kiss with Courtney
    Aja Killian’s Childhood, leading up to Life Light or whatever it’s called
    Gunny’s childhood, leading up to… any point
    Spader’s Childhood, leading up to Bobby arriving
    Kasha’s Childhood
    Loor’s Childhood, leading up to the arrival in Denduron
    Nevva Winter’s Childhood, leading up to the rise of Blok
    The traveler from Ibara’s childhood (I’m sorry, I haven’t reread these books for a year)
    Alder’s Childhood
    Patrick, Saint Dane and Press’s childhood (I have a feeling it’d be hard to do the last two because they’re just simply spirits of Solara)
    Also, turn Pendragon into a movie, but don’t let 20th Century take over the project. Percy Jackson was great but then Rick Riordan gave them the terrible mistake of taking over everything and it was a very bad movie (compared to the book. Otherwise, the movie was great).
    JUST DON’T MAKE THOSE MISTAKES and you’ll keep your status as ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS

  20. HELLO says:

    well, you know he kind of did come out with those. the before the war series are like that.

  21. zMaestr0 says:

    I’m gonna be honest with you Mr. MacHale. I like the original covers much better than these new ones…it seemed to me that when you started making the Morpheus Road series you thought you’d make your older books look cooler…which, in so doing, with your mind on Morpheus Road, made the covers sort of resemble the Morpheus Road covers. The similarities being it’s dark aura and twisting colors with odd designs on the front. With the other covers I really enjoyed seeing a tidbit of the worlds you had created on the covers(like the Faar submarine on book 2, plus the aquaneer suit he wore), plus the many faces of Bobby Pendragon as he became the ultimate Traveler. I’d really like to know how you feel about them Mr. MacHale, if you wouldn’t mind emailing me back.

  22. zMaestr0 says:

    Oh, btw, I personally think that the cover for book 10 makes Saint Dane look like a bad ass. Even if he does piss me off. lol

  23. Pointy Stick says:

    I much prefer the old covers. I have books 1-9 in the original, but ten dosen’t match.

  24. Iva says:

    The new covers are creepy. I think the old ones are much more inviting. Just saying…

  25. Jessica says:

    Well, I have to say that I really liked the old covers. They made it easier for me to picture Bobby when I was reading. Also, I remember the forums, and many fans who wanted a Pendragon movie, based their ideas for actors to play Bobby on the pictures on the covers. While the new covers certainly look more modern and well… new, the old covers are like classics that never get old.

  26. Josh says:

    Personally, I think the original covers are much better but the new covers make them look more interesting.

  27. Spader says:

    i dont like the new coversas much as the old ones, but hey a pendreagon book is a pendragon book!

  28. Stacey Hatton says:

    I am new to the series ( about a month).I was at my childrens bookfair for school and the Black Water book caught my eye and i kept going back to look at it. I brought it for my son to read well he never got the chance! I am so hooked I immediately went online to find ALL the books.I now have 1-6 and just found 7-10. Now I am looking for the 3 books about the Travelers.So to answer your question if it didn’t have the new cover I probably wouldn’t have look at it twice.The way I am buying them in lots of one or more,to get the ones i need,I am going to donate the rest to the school my children go too.

  29. Soldier of Halla says:

    I think the new covers are O.K. I don’t really get what the symbols mean on them, though. For example, on the cover of “Merchant”, I don’t understand what the watch-looking thing is supposed to represent. What was wrong with the old covers?

  30. larissa says:

    Ok so still not fond of the covers but just finished the 10th book last night….that was awesome. Best ending ever, it just flowed perfectly. Sad the adventure is over.

  31. Lead Traveler says:

    finally some people agree with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don’t really like the new covers. pendragon isn’t as mysterious as morpheus road and i agree with the person that said that the new ones resemble MR more closly like you had your mind on MR and decided to change the covers. pendragon is a mysterious as i said and the new covers do that to them. honestly as looking as an outsider, i’d say that i’d be disappointed cause the cover depicted it as more mysterious than it actually was. though it is pretty mysterious with all the not knowing what’s going to happen, etc. everything with the Travelers untill the kind of 8-10th books.

  32. Zach says:

    hey everyone I agree with everybody and all but here is something they SHOULD do, two words: video game

  33. Lead Traveler says:

    why is everything revolving around video games!?!?!?!?!?!?!? they fry your brain!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Danielle says:

    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sickt i am a realy big fan

  35. Danielle says:

    it is my number 1 book

  36. Danielle says:

    i first read in at school i am at the final book read the first few chapters and i will not ruin it for you new fans

  37. Danielle says:

    I for one agree with solger of halla on the book covers i lick the old ones better

  38. Danielle says:

    saint dane is going down

  39. Reshiram says:

    Wiv all due respect,

    Ye should uv kept hte old book covers!
    The old covers made it easy to imagin Bobby.
    The new covers don’t even make sense!
    It makes the book harder to read for me!

    (side note)

    I agree wiv Zach, They should make a video game.

  40. Reshiram says:

    Oi, Lead traveler,
    Ye make too many long comments!

    Just get to the point and stop being a big baby.
    (Even though I kinda agree with yer complanin n’ stuff)
    You don’t have to make a were-wolf out of a dust bunny.

  41. st dain needs 2 die says:

    i just found out about new covers wen i found this website i luv th old covah more than new 1s they both cool;any ways iv read all old covah pendragons except th last 1 & am going crazy tryin 2 find wats next

  42. st dain needs 2 die says:

    sniggers any 1

  43. st dain needs 2 die says:

    i luv pedragon books and TACOS

    GOOD combination

  44. Lead Traveler says:

    what do you mean!!!!!!!!!! i don’t complain!!!!!!!!!! i just state my opinions!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s wait this cite is about anyways!!!!!!!!!! stating opinions!!!!!! though i do contridicate everything i just siad. you have a right to say i complains for that’s your opinion.

  45. Lily Snow says:

    I love the new covers!!

  46. Ginny says:

    I wanted to preface this with how wonderful and thrilling the Pendragon series is” to read. I agree with many of the other’s that th original covers are better, and lend more the essence of the book. My kids and I enjoyed “watching” Bobby grow and getting that small glimpse into the new world he was entering. I also dont like the fact that my books dont all match. I have never bought a whole collection before, but am now.. but am bummed they don’t look like a set. Thank you for the fantasy Mr. McHale, I look forward to seeing any movie you come out with this!
    Hobey Ho

  47. Marlee says:

    AFAIC that’s the best aswner so far!

  48. Bobby says:

    covers good

  49. Georg says:

    I from Poland.So far I readed 6 part of The series ‘Pendragon’.
    I’m very happy 🙂

  50. This Is My Name says:

    New covers make the whole series seem less kid-ish, which you could say is good or bad… But I like ’em!

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