Friday Face Off : ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’

Posted On 7 December 2018

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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 – 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:

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

Another week that I think there should be lots of covers to choose from.  This week I’ve gone for The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson.

And the covers:

My favourite this week:


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 Crown

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

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


12 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’”

  1. jennifertarheelreader

    So many good ones for this one, Lynn. It’s hard to choose, but I do like your favorite a bunch! ♥️ Now I want to read the book!

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    What an impressive choice of covers! My favorites are the third and fourth in the first row: they both share the theme of the character hovering as if poised for flight, with fluttering fabric streams flapping in the wind – I like that! 🙂

  3. Kaitlin (leviosanotleviosa)

    So many good choices! I think my favourites are probably the 5th and 10th covers. I like their minimalism. Here’s my Friday Face Off!

  4. mervih

    Vin is an excellent choice for a hero. My favorite is the second in the last row

  5. sjhigbee

    Oh yes – what an excellent choice for this week’s covers. And while I don’t think there is one here that I dislike – I’m wish you. I love the cover that you’ve chosen…

  6. Carmen

    I love the third cover on top.

  7. Tammy

    Wow Lynn! What a gorgeous bunch of covers! I love many of these but my favorite is #4. I love the colors.

  8. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    So many cover but yep, I like the one you chose as well. Some of them just don’t mesh for me.

  9. PerfectlyTolerable

    Good cover choice! There are a lot of good ones 😀 but I think I like the 3rd and last ones best 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve always been fond of that cover too! Even with all the new versions, this has remained my favorite.

  11. waytoofantasy

    I’ve only seen two or three of these covers for Mistborn before. I LOVE the one you picked, that’s been my favorite. Maybe I just like the color, haha. 🙂

  12. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    I’ve actually never read a Brandon Sanderson book! Where do you even start?

    My favorite cover is the last one – the black and white one with the touch of light blue!

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