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