Escher Girls

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ancientstring submitted:


This is from the third Beka Cooper book, Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce. As much as I love the series, I love my neck bones more.

I’ve never read this book, is she supposed to have owl neck powers?

This is from the third Beka Cooper book, Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce. As much as I love the series, I love my neck bones more.

I’ve never read this book, is she supposed to have owl neck powers?

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  1. marzipanandminutiae reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Holy Photoshopped armor, Batman. Is…is that supposed to be mail? And what’s up with her neck? And Pounce (the cat) and...
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  5. nightwithmoon reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I can’t stand to look at this cover.
  6. afrokhaleesi reblogged this from gloriouslily
  7. gloriouslily reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    oh my god this cover bothered me the whole time i was reading it….
  8. chromfidence reblogged this from bluechirri and added:
    Oh dear lord WHY? I don’t know who’s been doing her more recent covers, but this is just embarrassing. Especially for...
  9. thaddeusgrey reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    To me it actually looks like she was posed normally, but they superimposed this photoshopped armour-thing over her and...
  10. scaredycatpannickattack reblogged this from bluechirri and added:
    Something /breath/ is amiss
  11. crinklecutcanine said: I actually saw this cover in the bookstore a while back, or at least one very similar, and thought of this blog! X3
  12. krazykitsune reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Ugh, I love this series, but am NOT a fan of some of their weirdly photoshopped covers of late. They’ve had some good...
  13. thegallifreyan reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Nope… It’s just a reallly freaky cover :(
  14. amunra reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I had to stop and think if that is her front or her back. I’m assuming back…
  15. bluechirri reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    The quality of this series is directly proportional to the quality of the covers. :\ The first one was fantastic, the...
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  17. skart87 said: Is this book about the girl from the Exorcist traveling to the mountains with her cat and dog?
  18. kekyoin reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I’m digging the photoshop “chainmail” and the mix and match body
  19. portland-mando reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    … Did they think people just wouldn’t care about the lack of vertebrae?
  20. shrineart reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Oh…..oh dear…that is unfortunate….
  21. ita reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Someone looked at this and said “Good enough.” How does that even happen? What is even in the picture?Or did they look...
  22. lostsometime said: tamora pierce has been one of my favorite authors since I was little, and all the copies i had of her books had gorgeously illustrated covers. the fact that they’ve apparently switched over to bad photoshops for her covers just makes me sad :(
  23. the-capm reblogged this from eschergirls
  24. elkian reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Tamora WHY
  25. tremblingharmonies reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Oh my gee look at her neck!??! That is soo wrong!
  26. nimueklein said: Wait… which way is her back?
  27. rosebleue reblogged this from eschergirls