Friday Face-Off: Knots

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“More than one meaning have I”
~ a cover featuring a KNOT

Mogsy’s Pick:
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

So, yeaaaaaah. After scouring through all the books I’ve read, the only “knot” I could come up with for the theme this week is a noose. Go figure.

Let’s take a look at some of the covers:

From left to right, top to bottom:
Gollancz (2007) – Gollancz/Pyr Books (2008/2009) – Danish Edition (2016)
Bulgarian Edition (2011) – German Edition (2007) – Portuguese Edition (2014)
Russian Edition (2010) – Dutch Edition (2010) – Spanish Edition (2016)
Serbian Edition (2012) – Polish Edition (2016) – Chinese Edition (2013)






For such a great book, this one’s sure got a lot of dull covers. I’m going to call this one a tie between the Danish and the Portuguese editions, the only two covers that really appealed to me.

What do you think? Which one is your favorite?


31 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Knots”

  1. The Portuguese one seems very similar to the “Best Served Cold” from Joe Abercrombie cover from Gollancz. I like that cover though!
    The title for the Dutch version is (what a surprise) again completely different from the original title. The literal translation would be: ‘The Road of Fear’…


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