Friday Face Off : ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’


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 – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

 ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’ – A cover inspired by Bonfire Night (i.e. Guy Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot – think fires, fireworks, historical)

I thought I would have had more books to choose from with a fire theme but I’ve already used a couple in the past and didn’t want to reuse them so I’ve gone this time for Blackwing (Raven’s Mark #1) by Ed McDonald:

The first cover really fits the theme this week – it looks like a fire is blazing at the back of the character and it almost has the appearance of black ash raining down upon him.  My favourite:


Like last week I’ve added  a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and check out your covers.  Thanks

Next week – a cover featuring a critter of the eight legged variety

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)

9th November – ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’ – A cover featuring a critter of the eight legged variety

16th November – There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’  – A scary cover

23rd November – ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’ – A cover featuring a mermaid/man

30th November – “..the children of the night. What music they make!” – a cover with a vampire

7th December – ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’ – A cover featuring a hero

14th December -“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”  – A cover featuring a crown

21st December – ‘ho, ho, ho’ – A seasonal cover

28th December – A freebie – choose one of your favourite titles and compare the covers


4th January – A cover that is fresh – New beginnings for a New Year

11th January – ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king’ – A cover that depicts a novel set in the Tudor period

18th January – A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title

25th January – ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’ – A cover featuring a monk/priest/person of the cloth

1st February – A comedy cover

8th February – ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’ – A cover with snakes

15th February – A heart – for Valentine’s day past

22nd February – “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” – A cover with abandoned building/s

1st March – ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th April – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

19 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’”

  1. Friday Faceoff – Remember, remember, gunpowder, treason and plot… #Brainfluffbookblog | Brainfluff

    […] UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is currently being nurtured by Lynn’s Book Blog and the subject this week featuring on any of our covers is BONFIRE NIGHT, so I’ve selected […]

  2. sjhigbee

    I love your book choice – I was FAR more literal, hence the rather uncharacteristic selection – lol… And yes – your cover wins hands down… It’s glorious, though Blackwing4 looks disturbingly menacing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wish I could have been a bit more literal but I couldn’t really come up with anything other than a cover with fire.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        It was a tricky one, wasn’t it?

  3. waytoofantasy

    This one does have a really great cover. Hope you have a great weekend, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – and a bit late but I hope you’ve had a great weekend too.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jennifertarheelreader

    I continue to love this meme, Lynn. You chose my favorite too!

  5. Tammy

    I love every single one of these covers! That said, I would pick the same one you did.

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    My favorite is the black and purple one on the bottom row but then that’s no surprise because those are my favorite colors!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Black and purple – of course, aren’t they everyone’s favourite colours.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    You chose a very powerful image, indeed. I also like the one that’s next to it, in the center of the first row: that bird seems on the verge of coming out of the page! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Which is really very appropriate when you consider what the image represents.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve always really liked the US cover, but then I saw the one beside it and it’s like wow! I Think I have a new favorite 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I guess having all the covers in front of you like this can be a revelation sometimes.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Carmen

    I liked the one you chose and the second cover on the top row.

  10. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor

    How strange you picked this today. I was at a Gollancz writers’s day today and they mentioned this book / author quite a few times.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, he’s doing very well I think and this series seems to be incredibly popular. I’m certainly enjoying it so far.
      Lynn 😀

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