Friday Face Off : ‘…the witch locked her away in a tower…’


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:

“When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.” – a cover featuring a Tower

I think there’s quite a few book titles available for this week’s theme.  It will be interesting to see what everyone chooses.  My choice : Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow #2) by Anthony Ryan

I must say I rather like the cover with the figure riding away on horseback but, I’m going to be predictable this week and go with a cover that I’m familiar with:



Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring seeds/spores

Future themes:

30th March – ‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

22 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘…the witch locked her away in a tower…’”

  1. Carmen

    I like the one you chose, but my favorite is the fourth cover on the top row. It looks mysterious.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does look mysterious and it fits the theme really well.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    So many good choices but I like the one you picked as well. Some of them just look too busy.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a case of the cover I was most familiar with.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I think I like the one that says ” Blood Song” best, although I’m not sure why the title is different😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m not sure – for a moment I thought I’d picked the wrong book tbh and had to go and check! Strange indeed.
      Lynn 😀

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  5. PerfectlyTolerable

    The one you picked I like third best. My favorite is a toss up between the 2nd and 4th covers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can see where you’re coming from – some good fantasy covers.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    There’s definitely a lot to choose from with this topic — I think I would’ve picked Tower of Thorns by Marillier. For this book, my favourite cover is the third one: something about it is giving me Minas Morgul vibes!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Tower of Thorns and Girl in the Tower were my first two thoughts – although I wasn’t sure there were alternative covers for the Marillier book (I’ll have to go and check) – tbh I tried to go with something different because I seem to keep banging on about both those books at the moment – which is a good thing of course, but I thought I’d break it up a little.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Your choice is great, a very powerful image, especially for the choice of not showing the character’s full figure, but only the hands holding the bow and arrow.
    I also keep looking at the third cover from the left in the first row: somehow it reminds me of the representation of Cirith Ungol in Peter Jackson’s LOTR… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I see completely what you mean, now I can’t shake that image – although I never mind being reminded of anything in connection with LOTR.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I had no idea there were so many covers for this book! Your choice is the edition I own, though I think I’m more partial to the second one in the first row.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s a good one – and fits this week’s theme perfectly.
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I agree with your choice although I also rather like the eerie third covers too. 🙂

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  11. proxyfish

    You know what… I actually love the majority of these covers 😀 My favourites are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th but the others don’t come far behind. If you pushed me to choose I’d say the 3rd 😀 Love that dramatic green blue colouring on the building – very eerie!! 😀

  12. sjhigbee

    What a great choice for this theme, Lynn:). My favourite cover is the tower9 candidate on the top row as it has the tower and the warrior.

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