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#1 kailam

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

1. The Last Roskildes

2. The Other Roskilde.


How it relates: Roskilde is the family name of the MC. She and her sister are forced on the run after their childhood home is burnt down and the remaining family are missing presumed dead.

I like The Other Roskilde but perhaps treads too close to The Other Boleyn Girl? The MS does initially start off with sisterly rivalry but grows into something quite different.

Preferences?

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:48 AM

I like The other Roskilde


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:29 PM

2. rolls off the tongue easier, but "Roskilde" is a vague. If I came across the title without prior knowledge, I wouldn't assume it was a family name or even a name of a person. I'd be confused. Up to you, of course.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:24 AM

Roskilde is a city in Denmark, which is the first thing I think of when I see the name (they have an excellent viking ship museum there, and you can sail a replica ship in the harbor). So "The Other Roskilde" makes me think place, like a hidden side to the real city. 



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:40 AM

Not to be negative, but neither really does anything for me. Like Nessa said, if I came to this without any knowledge of what Roskilde means (which is essentially the case for me), I'd be clueless and move on.

 

Now, to be fair, you might not be looking for me as a reader, and that's totally fine. But I don't get a sense of genre with the title; I'd assume literary fiction, but if it's something more specific, that isn't in the name, but that's why cover design is so important.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

I'm a fantasy reader, and neither particularly does it for me. As others have noted, without having context, Roskilde means absolutely nothing. Not to mention that I don't feel that it flows off the tongue well enough to appear in the title.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:13 AM

Thanks so much everyone - good to know! Off to scratch my head for some new ideas.






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