I'm looking for a series of fantasy novels I read in the '90s. One of them had the following cover featuring a general with eagle-like features, who was one of the main characters.
Fantasy novel series; one of the books has a general with eagle-like features on the cover
Hi, welcome to the site. We could really use some more info to help us identify this series. Please edit your question to describe the plot and any prominent characters, in as much detail as you can recall.– LogicDictatesSep 11, 2021 at 19:48
6Hi @LogicDictates, I hoped that I recalled more. I stumbled upon the image, which I traced at the time from the cover, and that gave me some hope of finding it.– Gabriel FurstenheimSep 11, 2021 at 19:54
goodreads.com/book/show/176844.The_Eagle_the_Nightingales?– ValorumSep 11, 2021 at 20:23
looks like it could be Enki Bilal work. Did the guy have Soviet/Eastern Bloc look too? Or something based on Egyptian goods?– Italian Philosophers 4 MonicaSep 12, 2021 at 5:05
I think this is "El Devastador", book 3 of the series "El Reino de los Dragones" by "Richard A. Knaak". The cover image matches the tracing both in general pose and down to details such as the three-fingered hand with one slightly bent finger.
The original title of the book (which features different cover art) appears to be "Wolfhelm", from the (first) "Dragonrealm" series.
After having no success with many combinations of related terms in English (e.g. general/major/character/...; eagle/buzzard/hawk/falcon/...), I decided to broaden my search into other languages. Eventually, googling for
libro fantasia aguila general
brought up a cover image of this book.
5Well done! ISFDb doesn't have the best coverage of translations, but that art is noted as used for a 2014 omnibus of the first three books.– DavidWSep 12, 2021 at 12:30
5You have to admit the spanish title is MUCH better than the original. Sep 13, 2021 at 7:36
The closest I can come to that particular image is the 1995 Baen imprint of The Eagle & the Nightingales by Mercedes Lackey, as seen here:
It's the 5th book in a series, but the bird seems to be lacking enough clothing for it to be the right pick, might be worth a look regardless.
3I did consider posting this as an answer (rather than a comment) but I couldn't find a relevant book cover, noting that OP traced it from the original. This one comes closest, but it's not the same; i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/…– ValorumSep 12, 2021 at 6:34
Also, the birdman character in that book is not a general, but an ambassador / bard.– DevSolarSep 13, 2021 at 9:36