Friday Face Off : Grimdark

Posted On 16 December 2022

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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 (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:


Do you have a favourite?


23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or series

4 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Grimdark”

  1. readinginthewildwood

    The first cover is soooo pretty!

  2. Dawn

    My grimdark choice is the Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence: Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, and Emperor of Thorns. Brilliant story, my fave anti-hero— Jorg Ancrath, and the cover art by Jason Chan for the books is fantastic. The cover art for King of Thorns is possibly my #1 fave cover art.

  3. Tammy

    These covers look so good together 😁

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Looking forward to the new Friday Face-Off – I will confess as life got a bit busier I’ve been having trouble finding the perfect book/covers especially since I’ve done a lot of them already so I’m looking forward to themes being more general!

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