So this week we’re going to look at that most essential of accessories - weapons. Yes the shiny killy things. After all, so many of the protagonists in our series are fighting for their lives against the very worst that the magical world can throw at them, it’s reasonable that these people should be carrying something to keep them safe.
Unfortunately, even this simple necessity can be done so very... oddly.
few action poses work well on these covers - all too often they’re an excuse to display T&A. But actually holding it as a weapon would be nice - a bit less dainty.
By now regular readers know that we absolutely adore a strong protagonist, however if you are going to go to the trouble of arming said protagonist it should at least be done in a way that is remotely possible and serves to reaffirm her status. Dragging weapons behind you on the ground, having knives appear out of nowhere, and a gun that cannot possibly be hidden doesn't ask the reader to suspend belief but to toss common sense on the ground and then stomp on it like a two year old having a tantrum.
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