Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shelf Candy Saturday #110: The Dancers at the End of Time, by Michael Moorcock

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This weekly feature
showcases beautiful book covers,
and provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!

For more information
about Shelf Candy Saturday,
just click HERE.

Here's my choice for this week!!

The Dancers at the End of Time
(The Eternal Champion, #10)
Hardcover, 534 pages
White Wolf Publishing
May 1,1998
Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, 

Why do I love this cover?

This is an exquisitely detailed cover!  It looks as if the two people are on a very ornate stage setting, either performing a Shakespeare play in 19th-century dress, or perhaps a Verdi aria.  It was the balcony that reminded me of Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, of course).  It certainly looks as if the man is shyly declaring his love for the woman, who seems to have been interrupted in her reading, and is pensively listening to his declaration.

The drawing and colors are exquisite, as well.  I especially love the intricate folds of the woman's gorgeous dress, and the soft pink tones of most of the cover.  

The balcony is absolutely beautiful also, as well as meticulously detailed.  It looks very much like something  from the 19th-century.  Indeed, the plot of this novel has much to do with the last years of that time period, evoking such people as Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley.

The dreamy-looking landscape in the background is a perfect complement to the rest of the cover.  

The font used for the title is absolutely beautiful and graceful, and has a definitely medieval look to it.

In short, this is the type of cover that makes me want to read a book right this very minute!  I wish I knew who the very talented artist was, but again, I have not been able to get any information about that person.  The Amazon reader was no help at all this time!

What do you think of my 
choice this week?
Please leave me a comment 
and let me know! 



  1. Another great cover Maria.

    This too makes me want to read the book. I have read a few by Moorcock but not this one.

    In addition to everything that you mention, I like the fact that there are books arraigned around the characters.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      I feel in love with this cover the minute I saw it!! So I just knew I had to add it to my collection!!

      I have to admit to never having read Moorcock. I have three of his books, know how many books.....

      Oh, the books at the bottom of the balcony! Yes, I should have mentioned that! Of course that makes this cover even MORE attractive!! Well, heck, books make just about ANYTHING more attractive! Lol.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! : )

  2. It's a stunning cover. I can see why you would choose it. It captivates and pulls you in!

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      Yes, it is indeed a stunning cover! I want to make this book a part of my collection as soon as I possibly can!

      Thank you so much for commenting!! : )


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