The topic of mountains ended up being harder than I thought it would be, so I went with a rather lax interpretation while looking for covers. That means hills, cliffs, mesas—really any of sort of relatively large, earthy, dirt-filled clumps of land—were all fair game in my mind.
I feel like most of the covers I found have legit mountains, but then, I live where it’s so flat that even a 10-foot hill excites me (Have you ever rolled down a hill? It’s like the best thing ever!), so I may not be the best judge of what’s a mountain and what isn’t.
Anyway, that was my long-winded way of saying I don’t know what actually qualifies as a mountain. Now here are some covers with mountains on them! (Maybe.)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Mountains
Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
I’ve just always liked the covers of this series. That place looks so magical, and the green and red contrast so nicely.
God of Ruin by Michael John Grist
I’ve also always loved the covers of this series. The artwork is fantastic.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
That looks vaguely like a mountain in the background on the left side, right? Anyway, it’s a nice cover with pretty muted colors.
The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons
I’m not a fan of the giant spider, but, other than that, it’s pretty and rather fantastical looking.
Master of Crows by Grace Draven
That’s right, it’s my favorite glorious hair guy, back again! I just really love the artwork and the flowiness of this cover.
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
I love all of the covers for this series because Dan dos Santos. They’re so detailed and amazing.
Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun
This one has fantastic contrast with the blue and red, and that woman looks fierce.
Pirates of Fathoms Deep by Megan Derr
This is yet another series with covers that I’ve always liked. Something about the bright colors and the giant archway with the small person looking out in the distance just really draws my attention. (And I’m pretty sure those are mountains in the distance… right? Maybe?)
Confidante by E.M. Prazeman
I just really like this one. The character looks interesting, the art/editing/whatever it is style is great, and it’s got nice colors.
Shadows of Humanity by J. Armand
I love, love, LOVE the covers for this series. (I would also love, love, LOVE to read this series, but that’s not really the point of the post.) This artwork is just phenomenal, and the character looks so interesting and mischievous, and the background is intriguing, and really what’s not to love?