Friday Face Off : “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes”

Posted On 16 August 2019

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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.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.  This week’s theme:

“The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes” – a cover featuring feathers

Thank goodness for an easier week.  I had so many books to choose from this week.  I was positively brimming over with examples.  So, I chose a book from an author that I love – Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield and here are the covers:

I’m not overly fond of the man in the top hat – not that I dislike the covers exactly but they give me Ripper vibes for some reason which doesn’t fit with this book.

My favourites :

And my favourite is the blue feather which not only fits the theme perfectly but is also simple and stylish:


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 we can all visit and check out each others covers.  Thanks

I’ve updated the list and included themes through to the end of 2019 – I’ve also included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share that let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week –  A cover that is a movie tie in

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


23rd August – A cover that is a movie tie in

30th August – “I wandered lonely as a cloud” – a cover that is predominantly yellow

6th September “Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

13th September – Friday the 13th – unlucky for some!  A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

20th September – “Your hair is winter fire,January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

27th September – Freebie

4th October – “Feed me Seymour” – A cover that is 60s horror

11th October – ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

18th October – “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.” – A cover featuring a scream

25th October – for Halloween – pick any scary cover you like

(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

1st November – A cover that is predominantly grey

8th November – “big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

15th November – “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.

20 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes””

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  2. PerfectlyTolerable

    My three favorites are the same as your three! Tho I think my winner is the one with the clock.

  3. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I actually like the 6th one – the one with the teal background. And to be honest, I would have never guess it would appeal to me. There are a lot of cool covers here though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think there are some great covers for this book.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    I think I like the one you picked too, although the second one with the crows is kinda nice. Gives a very mysterious vibe. Although I like the first one too, actually.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I was a bit like that when it came to choosing a favourite.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. sjhigbee

    I like your final three, but I’d choose the crow as my favourite – it gives me a little shiver… Great choice – and you’re right, this week was a lot easier:).

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Your pick is great, and I also like the one above it (though the text is a bit distracting)!

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were so many covers to go for this week with feathers – think I’ll have to use this theme again, give us all a break!
      Lynn 😀

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like your choice and also one of the alternate covers, the one with the crow on a tree limb: it’s so life-like I can almost hear its call…. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really is lifelike – I hadn’t taken a proper look at it until you commented.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Tammy

    Great choice this week, I love how people are using birds for this prompt. I love both the first cover and the one you chose as your favorite. The first is the cover I’m most familiar with, but I love that single feather in the other cover, it’s simple and effective:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought this weeks was good because feathers are used in so many ways, face masks, dresses and of course birds.

  10. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, not having read the book, I don’t know what cover suits the books, but stylistically I love your choice 🙂

  11. waytoofantasy

    I kind of like most of these covers even though they’re all so different! I do love the one with the feather. 🙂

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