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Dark Road to Darjeeling Cover

Wow. I wondered what direction they'd take the cover for the fourth Lady Julia Grey novel in and I have to say I am thoroughly pleased with the result. It's not at all what I was expecting, but I think it sort of melds the two different cover themes they had going nicely. I was a huge fan of the two original mysteriously Victorian covers with their hint of splendor and their Gothic buildings and faces hidden under hoods. The newer reissues took me a bit by surprise with their more modern, enticing air. And that's why I think this is a lovely compromise. We've been so fortunate this year with two Deanna Raybourn books coming out and I am already counting down the days until the release of Dark Road to Darjeeling--due out October 1st!

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  1. Sounds interesting :)

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  2. I'm really excited for the new Lady Julia Grey book..it's been so long since I finished the others it feels like..

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  3. Love this cover. And the title.

    I have yet to read this series, but it is on my list!!! I promise!

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  4. Bookaholic, if you haven't read SILENT IN THE GRAVE yet I highly recommend it. Then you'll know for sure if this is a series you want to dive into.

    Heather, it really does feel like a long time, doesn't it? I need to go back and re-read SILENT ON THE MOOR for the first time so I'm ready!

    bish, oh, I'm so pleased to hear that! It's a great series, isn't it? I'm incredibly fond of Lady Julia and Brisbane.

    And that Amazon thing is pretty widespread apparently. I saw several other books with the same issue yesterday. Some of it's pretty hysterical, as you said. hehe.

    Christine, just lovely, isn't it? And you need to get on this series. You will NOT regret it. They are delicious. :)

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  5. Just found your book blog through another one and I'm liking it. I loved the first 3 Julia Grey novels too and can't wait for this one. The original covers are what drew me to the series in the first place.

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  6. *Squeeeeee!!!* I am SO excited for this!!! I'm about to start THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST...can't wait! Between this Lady Julia book, and the new Russell/Holmes coming out this month, I am all a tremor! :)
    ELizabeth

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  7. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Oh, that's pretty. I'm also a fan of the original covers for the first two books and have considered ordering the UK editions. (Have you ordered them?) This cover for the fourth book is a nice compromise. And I really can't wait!

    I've been holding on to my copy of The Dead Travel Fast to read after the Julia Grey. I know I'll want to read a new Deanna Raybourn soon after Darjeeling, so it will be nice to have one on the TBR pile waiting.

    KarenS

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  8. Misti, welcome! We're so glad you're here. :) And I agree. The original covers were just perfect. I'm so sad they're gone now. Though, as Karen mentions below, the UK covers are delightful as well and a nice substitute for the original US ones. They have a bit more playful flair, I think.

    Elizabeth, thanks for the reminder on the Russell/Holmes one! I'm so ready for a new adventure with them.

    Karen, *sigh* I haven't yet. The funds...they are always low. But I'm afraid they'll disappear from The Book Depository before I get around to it. I need to.

    You're smart to save THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST. So nice to have something to soften the blow...

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  9. oooooo.... that cover is GORgeous!

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  10. That is one gorgeous cover....but I can't help but wonder why they've been all over the place with covers for the series. There's even a totally different cover take if you look at her page at Amazon for Silent on the Moor:

    http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Moor-MIRA-Deanna-Raybourn/dp/0778303047/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2

    AND Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent in the Grave have totally different covers on Amazon then the ones you've linked here. I find all the cover switching a bit dizzying.

    Did the books switch publishers, maybe? All I know is it makes it pretty hard for me to keep track of the series.

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  11. Cam, I know. So pretty...

    KMont, it's a bit crazy. They started off with the covers I linked to for the first two books. Then they decided they wanted to attract some romance readers that might not pick up the other covers because they looked too "literary" so they did the SILENT ON THE MOOR cover featuring a bit of Brisbane. Which is nice but the whole pose thing doesn't work for those of us who have loved and read these books. Just doesn't look quite right, you know? Then they re-issued the first two with similar covers to create a series look after the fact. I think there was enough of a backlash from loyal readers that they produced this one for DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING as a compromise between the two. The covers you linked to are the UK versions and they really are lovely, aren't they? I've been wanting to order them for awhile now but never had the ready funds. But they're not available here in the US. They are through The Book Depository, though.

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  12. I'm excited about the cover. I like it a lot more than the last one too. I'm eagerly looking forward to this book. :)
    On a side note I love the picture you have from North and South. Such a great movie. The part where he begs her to turn back and look at him. *swoon* You have excellent taste. :)

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  13. Oooh, OK. I keep forgetting that overseas versions get their own covers. *facepalm* Whatever the craziness with different versions, I think all have been nice. :D

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  14. Lani, it's SUCH a great movie. That scene kills me every time. And, yes, I have watched it, ahem, several times.

    KMont, yeah, they have. I still prefer the originals, but as long as she keeps writing them I'll buy them no matter what they're wrapped in. :)

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