And after all that chasing, a copy of the UK edition arrived in the post this morning. Should have saved myself the bother, and just waited really, shouldn't I? In my defence I was expecting to see 'Dirty Streets' released by Orbit, for some reason, and they'd been awfully quite about it (which they would be, given that it's Hodder who are publishing it over here...)
I'm only going to read one of the two editions (might read one and keep the other) so I thought it would be a good time to run another one of those posts where I show you the US and UK covers and you tell me which one you like the best. That way, both editions get a shot at appearing here (I'm nice like that).
Have some blurb first,
Bobby Dollar is an angel—a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own—pride, anger, even lust.
But his problems aren’t all his fault. Bobby can’t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he’s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions. And he sure as hell doesn’t trust the achingly gorgeous Countess of Cold Hands, a mysterious she-demon who seems to be the only one willing to tell him the truth.
When the souls of the recently departed start disappearing, catching both Heaven and Hell by surprise, things get bad very quickly for Bobby D. End-of-the-world bad. Beast of Revelations bad. Caught between the angry forces of Hell, the dangerous strategies of his own side, and a monstrous undead avenger that wants to rip his head off and suck out his soul, Bobby’s going to need all the friends he can get—in Heaven, on Earth, or anywhere else he can find them.
And here are those covers...
The US Edition
The UK Edition
That's me and my opinion, what do you think? What cover do you prefer and would you be caught reading the US edition on a packed commuter train? I would :o)
Comments in the usual place please!
P.S. The two editions will be released within about a fortnight of each other in the first two weeks of September. That's close enough for me to start reading my copy now so look out for a review in the next couple of weeks.