Friday Face Off : ‘We are men of action, lies do not become us’


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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – 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:

Action – a cover that depicts action of some sort

Well, I had no shortage of action covers to fit this week’s theme – what I did have a shortage of was titles with more than one cover to compare. So, I’ve gone back a few years to a series that I still have to complete: The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle #2) by Peter V. Brett

I really like the bottom four covers the most out of this selection but my favourite is

Do you have a favourite?

I’ll be updating the list in order to include forthcoming 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 then let me know in the comments).  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.

Next week – Glasses or spectacles

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers) (I’ve added some new themes – some of these are slightly different, in order to avoid too much repetition I’m trying to make the themes more of a suggestion that everyone can interpret how they like.  


14th August – Glasses or spectacles – “One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”

21st August – Potions –  hubble bubble

28th August – Dark road – ‘the road goes ever on and on’

4th September – Cold and crisp – any cover that gives you winter vibes

11th September – A cover with a pattern

18th September – Minimalistic and lacking clutter

25th September – A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

2nd October – A standout font

9th October – Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

16th October – Spider web – “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!

23th October – Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

30th October – Forest/jungle – ‘None of the Jungle People like being disturbed.’

6th November – Planets – “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”

13th November – Bright – ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.

20th November – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

27th November – Modern sci fi

4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


20 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘We are men of action, lies do not become us’”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love the US version, but I really like the one you chose too. Great pose 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was beginning to despair of finding a good action cover – I know that I’ll probably be kicking myself when I see what everyone else comes up with this week though.
      Lynn 😀

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  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Covers where clothing or banners suggest the presence of a strong wind never fail to catch my attention, so I like your choice very much 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, there’s just something so eye catching about the sense of movement.
      Lynn 😀

  5. proxyfish

    I really love the Del Rey / Harper Voyager cover from the US / UK – in fact, I’ve loved all their covers for this series! – but your favourite comes a very close second! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do love the original cover too to be honest so it was difficult to choose.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    Oh, I love your choice – I’d already decided that was my favourite before I saw it was the one you’d chosen. I love the strong sense of place engendered by the building and the lovely artwork. Though that one next to it is also a strong contender:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do love the original but that French version just won me over.
      Lynn 😀

  7. confessionsofayareader

    I like your choice, too.

  8. Tammy

    The last two are my favorites. Great choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      thanks – I love both of those covers and so it was a tough choice.
      Lynn 😀

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  10. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi Lynn! Your chosen cover is definitely the nicest here! I didn’t get to draft my post yesterday, but I thought of the Famous Five series. All those covers have action depicted in some or other form.

    Hope you will have a good weekend!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh yes, the Famous Five series would have been spot on for this theme. Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    I like the bottom four covers the most as well and honestly it’s hard to pick between them. Great choice for this one, Lynn!

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