Hmm... I like both versions, if it makes sense, I like the feel and texture of the new ones ( I know strange but I do xD, Though I dislike how after reading the necromancer once, the spine is already creased D:.), the colours and how the cover seems to tie in together better as a whole. Instead of just clues, the images on the new covers seem to be more eyecatching, more graphic I guess. I love the old ones still but the one thing that's annoying is that I have the alchemyst, two copies of the magician (hardback and paperback), Two copies of the sorceress (one I bought in america, another old uk) and one copy of the necromancer that sticks out like a sore thumb xD. They're all lined up together on my bookself.