Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover with a wanderer: “Nomad is an island.”
I am currently reading a fantastic fantasy book called Once Lost Lords by Stephan Morse. Earlier this week he kindly sent me his hot-off-the-press new cover art for the book, which is perfect for the book, and lent well to this theme.
And the winner is… COVER B!
When Stephan informed me he was working with an artist on a new cover for this book, I was excited to see what they would come up with. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a candidate for this week’s theme. And more than that, it was my winner without doubt. It’s a brilliant cover which really fits well with the book. I have almost finished reading the book, so keep your eyes open for my review on the blog soon!
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s theme: 11th November – “Falling off the rails” – a cover with train tracks.