These are the original covers of the four books in Dawn Cook's (also known as Kim Harrison) Truth Series. I ran across these books a few years ago now, completely unaware of the Cook/Harrison link. I decided to give the first one a go and liked it well enough to continue through all four. The series is standard quest/sword-and-sorcery fantasy fare, but I liked the small band of characters very much, particularly Alissa's bond with her pet kestrel and her struggle to define her relationship to her world and the various men in her life.
I recently discovered Ace had reissued the series with a set of new, very different covers. Here they are:
Retro Friday post!