Friday Face Off : Armour/Protection


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’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.

I’ve added themes in below. For information, I’m trying out some new ideas so along with coming up with particular items for book covers I thought we could also look for certain elements contained within the book or that play a large part in the story – this really broadens things out because I have plenty of more ideas with this – I’ve gone for a few of the Tough Travel Themes (so a book with that theme – just choose any book – the theme isn’t necessarily on the cover, then compare covers), also, I’ve thrown in some genres and some colours.  Hopefully this will open things out a little and give us some more freedom to come up with new books.

This week’s theme:


Ahh, that feeling when you have absolutely nothing whatsoever in mind for a particular theme.  Why do I do this – surely I had a book in mind?  Anyway, on another note I have started to visit blogs, I’m reading about six books! and I will also be catching up with comments.  But, I have a very busy weekend so will be snatching time wherever I can.  Anyway, getting back to the Face Off. I suddenly had a light bulb moment.  I love to use these posts to highlight recent reads and so I came up with The Liar of Red Valley.  This is a valley protected by a magical king that prevents ‘nasty’ critters from entering the place.  So, protection.  The River also provides its own mystical protection and on top of that we have a Liar who is more powerful than she knows.  All in all a really enjoyable read that totally meets the whole ethos of ‘protection’.  On top of that – I recommend this book wholeheartedly.  It’s got something unique about it.

Do you have a favourite.  Have you read this book yet – what do you think?


September RIP
16th Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI
23rd Tough Travel Tropes – Coming of Age
30th Genre – horror
October – Horror/Dark
7th Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?
14th Witches vs warlocks
21st Tough Travel Tropes – Good vs evil
28th  Covers that are black
November – Scifi Month
4th Red skies at night – Covers that are red
11th Tough Travel Tropes – The gang
18th Genre – Swords and Sorcery
25th Genre – And they all lived happily ever after – fairy tales retold
2nd Tough Travel Tropes – Assassins
9th Tough Travel Tropes – Darklord
16th Genre – Grimdark (most recent/favourite, etc)
23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or serie

5 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Armour/Protection”

  1. Tammy

    I like the first cover the best as well, very atmospheric 😁

  2. readinginthewildwood

    I like the first cover best too. But both are really pretty.

  3. Greg

    I like these- maybe the second one a smidgen more but both are neat!

  4. WordsAndPeace

    Well I feel better than you yourself had to stretch it to fit in the theme! Most of the times when I don’t participate, it is because I don’t understand the theme, or I have no idea which of the books I have read would fit.
    Yes, this cover works for me too

  5. confessionsofayareader

    I definitely like the red cover more.

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