A special object I would say is a rock that in the book is described as “imitators gold”. This is significant because the prince received this rock from his father, who told him to keep it and that it would help him get back on the throne when the time is right.This symbolizes I think his identity because he is also pretending to be someone he is not, and without the rock he never would have become king.
The front cover
In the cover on the first book there is the picture of a broken crown and it is not the crown of a king, but the one of a prince. When you read the book you realize why the crown is broken, and it’s because the prince had been “Killed” and the new one is supposed to be false, but it turns out that he is still alive. On the cover of the second book there is a broken sword, and even though I haven’t finished the book it appears that it’s because the king, now the prince from the first book, has to leave the throne and be replaced by someone else, because of threats against him, until he is old enough to return.
Who were they marketing the book to?
I would say that both of the books were mostly marketed for boys, because the color on the background, blue, is mostly used for boys and the crown doesn’t look as fancy,or delicate as the one a princess might wear. Also on the second book the background color, green, is mostly used for boys and the broken sword is something that could also represent war and make boys more interested on the book.
Would I change the cover?
Now that I have read the book I would change the crown on the cover from the first one to maybe not a broken one, but a worn out crown to show the absence of the prince. On the second book on the other hand I’m not sure if I’ve read enough to know if the cover should change or not.