‘O God of battles! steel my soldiers’ hearts. Possess them not with fear.’

Posted On 11 August 2017

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Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

No soldier outlives a thousand chances (A cover which features a soldier)

This book cover is one I’ve used before and yet I unashamedly use it again because I like it: The Thousand Names by Django Wexler.

My favourite this week:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – Food

Future themes:

18th August 2017 – The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork (A cover which features food)

25th August 2017 – If I be waspish, best beware my sting (A cover which features an insect)

1st September 2017 – Being born in a stable does not make one a horse (A cover which features a horse)

8th September 2017 – That great condenser of moral chaos, The City (A cover which features a city)


12 Responses to “‘O God of battles! steel my soldiers’ hearts. Possess them not with fear.’”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Here’s another book I plan on reading one of these days, and I must admit that its cover has drawn my attention since the first time I saw it: it promises so much action and adventure… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a series that I need to catch up with – soon.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    They are both beautiful covers, Lynn. But I have to go with your choice – the billowing cloak, the brave gesture with the swords aloft over his head and the fact he’s facing away from us… So cool. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a cracking read, either:). Have a great week-end.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I love that cover – they’re both good, but that one is so dramatic!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh man, I was this close to using The Shadow Campaigns, though I had book two in mind because of the soldier in the blue uniform on both the US and UK covers. It’s a tough choice for me since I love both versions for all the books! They’ve found some very talented artists!

    • @lynnsbooks

      They have indeed found some very talented artists.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    I agree with your choice 🙂

  5. Wendleberry

    I remember you using this one before 🙂 And I’m with you this week – i love the green and gold, flowing cape cover 🙂

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    I love the covers for this series! There’s something about a billowing cloak and weaponry that just works. 🙂

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