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. St. Voldemort- The Immortal Villain says:

    I think the new covers look maybe more… Macho?
    They are great, just like all of the books

    Does anyone know who designed them?

  2. MissBookworm says:

    Sammy Yuen Jr.

  3. St. Voldemort- The Immortal Villain says:

    Oh, okay. Thanks for that.
    Nice work, Sammy Yuen Jr.!!!!!!!!

    Wow, this is an awesome website.
    But the games don’t seem to be working…
    Wonder why?

    ‘:O ???

  4. some guy flipped me off says:

    you die voldemort.

  5. some guy flipped me off today says:


  6. Michael B. says:

    I love the new covers. They give the book more……. pop. You can tell a lot about a book by it’s cover. However there are some books that I like the old cover better.

    Book 1: Old cover
    Book 2: new
    book 3: old
    book 4: old
    book 5 TIE
    book 6 new
    book 7 old
    book 8 new
    book 9 new
    book 10 old

    out of all th enew covers my favorite one is the new book 8.

  7. funnyface7 says:

    Personnally, I liked the old covers better because you could see what Bobby looked like. BUT, the new covers are more modern and cool

  8. funnyface7 says:

    hate 2 get off subject, but whats up with the games?

  9. This is Pendragon says:

    New ones. DUH

  10. This is Pendragon says:

    I do agree with funnyface7 when he says:
    I liked the old covers better because you could see what Bobby looked like. BUT, the new covers are more modern and cool.

  11. Harry says:

    One thing that was nice about the old covers was how you could see what the main character looked like. But all in all I like the news ones better, they have a very nice feel to them. Its a shame they can’t be hardcovers.

  12. shaghayegh says:

    I love your novels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    they are perfect
    thanks alot

  13. Zack says:

    I have read all but the tenth so, planning on buying that soon. I have looked up the cover, though. I like to take a glance for myself. I think I prefer all of the old covers over the new. The paper of the old covers feels legit, unlike the cheap quality of the new ones. I own 1-9, 1-6 are the old, and 7-9 are new. I just feel better when I pickup a book with the old covers. I also like seeing the characters, though. You always have the image in your head of how you view each character but, seeing someone else’s perspective with such creativity is luxurious.

  14. Arsenic Alchemist says:

    I like the old ones better because it allowed you to see the age progression of Bobby and how some of the other characters look. Not to mention a little idea of the territory that they are dealing with. The new ones aren’t bad and I like that I now know I was partially wrong in how the ring looks. But while they are more “modern” they don’t hold the same feel in my opinion comparatively.

  15. EminemismyHero says:

    I like the old ones better except 4 the sebenth one. The new cover for quillian games looks beast!

  16. Alyia Darken says:

    I like the older ones because they tell a little more about the book. Maybe then people wont judge a book by its cover, if its an awesome cover. 😉

  17. Kasha Dimond says:

    No opinion. I like em both. After all u cant judge a book by its cover!!!!!!! 🙂

  18. Bobby is awesome!!!! says:

    I think that the old covers are the best because on Soldiers of Halla you actually can see what Saint Dane looks like. 🙂

  19. flamez08 says:

    the new covers are a tab bit better but still i do like the old ones

  20. tyrone says:

    i love the old covers, i like how on the spine there is the different colors on the top. it looks cool to have all the books with the colors together like that. however i will say the 9th cover looks bad ass! i am currently getting the 9th and 10th from amazon today, i am honestly hoping i get the original covers just to keep the trend on my book case going but if i get the new covers i wont complain.

  21. Man in Red says:

    Heck, I thought the old ones were fine. But I think the new covers for a few (like 4 and 5) are pretty sweet. Not so much with the new one for 10 (because the old one was amazing, it had saint dane).

  22. Pendragon Fan says:

    I think the pendragon books are awesome!!!!!!! The new covers look like u can picture how bobby looks and all the other travelers like aja killian, my favorite traveler is probally bobby, loor,siry,gunny,spader, and alder so siccced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Marie says:

    In Belgium, We don’t have de new covers. But… I Like de First Covers! =) Ok! I acknowledge! I like the new cover of the fifth book. Hey Mister MacHale! I Like you’re books! You’re brilliant! Good luck for the next books!!


  24. Boon888 says:

    I like all the old covers better except for #10. The old one creeped me out. Also people are saying it has SDon it but i dont see him.

  25. Boon888 says:

    Oh yeah this is what the pictures on the cover are:
    Book one a traveler ring
    book 2 the symbol of faar i think
    #3 jinx olsens plane
    4 i have no idea
    5 i also dont know
    same with six
    seven a pawn because of the quillan games and how the challengers are like pawns
    eight some random bug
    9 a ravinian star
    10 i havent read yet so i dont really know
    Earlier someone said they didnt know what the thing on #1 was so i just wanted to make that clear

  26. TwiliPrincess93 says:

    I definitely prefer the old covers, especially the one with Eelong, that cover was always my favorite. The new one just looks….odd. Glad I already have the complete set of the old ones. Only one that I like better is the first one, in the old cover Bobby’s hair looks green.

  27. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    In reply to Boon888 the new covers are of this:
    Book 1 = the traveler ring
    Book 2 = the symbol of faar
    Book 3 = Jinx’s plane
    Book 4 = lifelight tube
    Book 5 = the tang eyes through the grass
    Book 6 = the mouth of the river
    Book 7 = a pawn
    Book 8 = quig bees
    I haven’t read the other books yet though

  28. Pendragon Rocks!! Gt18 says:

    I think that the new pendragon covers are pretty epic!!! I like the other covers to but i think the new cover are my favorite. they are really cool and look all shinny in the pictures but i read with the new ones!!!

  29. Loor18 says:

    Pendragon Rocks!! GT18 i think that the old books are better because the almost set the story up. Know what i mean? the new ones are weird.

  30. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Pendragon Rocks!! GT18 says:

    Loor18 The new ones are better because they put one of the main props in the cover!

  32. Loor18 says:

    I totally agree with you how many books have you read???
    i have read 1.

  33. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    I’m on Raven Rise it’s super good. I really hope they make a movie out of this series because its such a good series. In my opinion better than the hunger games. But at the same time they might ruin the movie like they did with Percy Jackson. But idk. Who do you think would be good actor choices?

  34. Pendragon Rocks!! GT18 says:

    totally agree with you it is an amazing book

  35. Lor says:

    All of the old covers are INFINITELY better than the new covers! The art work is really good, don’t get me wrong, but I think the originals are best and they give a image of Bobby as he goes through this adventure. Shows how he ages and gives insight to some of the scenes from the territories he is on in each book. I am EXTRAORDINARILY GRATEFUL that I bought the series earlier before they changed the covers because that “personal” touch to the territories and the progression of Bobby is missing in the new covers.

  36. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    Do you guys think logan lerman would be a good bobby

  37. OperaKat28 says:


  38. OperaKat28 says:

    The new book covers are really awesome

  39. Wowed Fan much says:

    Wow… I like both of the cover designs, but I have to say that the new ones are way cool. I like the fact that the new covers don’t have a picture of the people on it, because isn’t it much more fun to imagine what they look like rather than have a picture pre-made for you? That is one of the main reasons I like novels.

    Isn’t the picture the biohazard symbol? How does that relate to Lifelight?

  40. Wowed Fan much says:

    oh sorry i mean for book 4

  41. Halla333 says:

    I like both of them – sometimes i think that if i had two sets of the whole series, one in old and one in new, and i made a ring out of them, it would make a flume and i could flume off to Cloral. Cause Cloral is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Halla333 says:

    i know that makes no sense but neither do i 🙂

  43. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    Wowed Fan much

    Umm It kind of just looks like a lifelight tube in the background

  44. Bobby tribunal says:

    I like the old cover because you see bobby either another traveler and there territory or the situation especially the last book has the best cover

  45. CourtneyChetwynde13 says:

    I like both of the covers

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  47. EmmaH says:

    The only thing I think is weird is how Bobby has blue eyes in the cover of ‘Pilgrims of Ryane”. At first I thought it had something to do with him getting new traveler powers, like SD has those blue eyes too, but their brown on the other books. I actually really like the new covers much better except I haven’t seen the one for ‘The rivers of Zadaa’ yet.

  48. NickWalls says:

    If I buy the hardcover edition of any of the books and it shows the old cover; will it come with the new cover now?

  49. Pendragon89 says:

    I love the old covers because they show bobby on his adventures.

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