Friday Face Off : A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title


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:

A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title

I thought I had a few books for this week’s theme but when I went to look I was much mistaken.  Alas.  So, much wracking of brains ensued – I was trying all sorts of ideas and trying to recall characters wearing talismans and that’s when it hit me – Atticus from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles.  Atticus is a great character and in fact the series is tremendous fun – I’ve fallen behind but think I read the first five books.  Atticus has fashioned himself an Iron Amulet with binding charms worked into each section.  Quite a lot of the different instalments show the amulet but I’ve gone for the first in series.  Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne:

The covers:

There were only a few covers to choose from and for that reason I’m going for the original cover which I love – and which is a style reflected in the rest of the books in the series:

My favourite this week is:

hounded 1

Here are the other covers for the first five books so you can see what the series looks like:

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 monk/priest/person of the cloth

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


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

18 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title”

  1. waytoofantasy

    I’ve heard this is a fun series! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the covers before. Love the one you went with. Happy Friday, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      This series is great – and such a lot of fun. I think you’d probably like it tbh. (Although I know you’re already overloaded so probably don’t need me to encourage you!)
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I have to agree, I do love the original series covers. One of these days I’m going to read these books!

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the consistency of the series’ covers, both in style and in the looks of the main character: it gives off a nice sense of continuity… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      The covers for this series are great – I love that they all fit together really well.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    While the cover you chose is in tune with the cover theme in subsequent installments, I rather fancy the green cover and the blue one with the dragon and the sword.

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are some nice covers – I’m just partial to the ones I’m familiar with 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I had a difficult time with this week’s topic – same experience as you, thought I had it nailed with a bunch of options to go with, but ended up scrambling 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I suppose we could have gone with a title with the word ‘amulet’ – we just like to struggle!
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    This is a brilliant choice – not hurt by the fact that they are cracking books. I’ve always loved the fact that it’s the same gorgeous lad featured on all the covers and he looks just as I’d envisaged our plucky Iron Druid:)).

    • @lynnsbooks

      The covers are brilliant aren’t they and I just love this series. It’s such a lot of fun with lovable characters and you simply sense that the author enjoys himself enormously.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I love it, too. I thought he handled the progression so well and avoided allowing the world to get too dark and gloomy as the Harry Dresden series does.

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the 3rd and 4th covers best, but this series looks super cool!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great series, clearly the author loves his characters and has fun writing it.
      Lynn D

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