Friday Face-Off: Cloaked Figure

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:

“My what big teeth you have”
~ a cover featuring a CLOAKED FIGURE

Mogsy’s Pick:
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

There’s certainly no shortage of covers featuring cloaked or hooded figures in the fantasy genre. This week, I decided to go with the first book of Falling Kingdoms, a Young Adult series that has been compared to Game of Thrones. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical at first; after all, when I think epic fantasy I picture vast sweeping sagas in big fat tomes, so you can imagine my surprise when it turned out I actually quite enjoyed this. Despite being such a slim volume, it contained an extensive and far-reaching scope. The story is set on a continent where the rulers of three separate kingdoms are locked in a bitter struggle for power, thus creating a hotbed for conspiracy, scandal, and intrigue.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right, top to bottom: Razorbill (2012) – German Edition A (2013) – German Edition B (2015) – Bulgarian Edition (2012)




I confess, I already had a winner in mind when I selected this novel to feature this week. Hands down, the Razorbill cover is my favorite. It was the image that first compelled me to find out more about the series and which ultimately led me to pick it up.

What do you think? Which cover is your favorite?

27 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Cloaked Figure”

  1. Ooo… what a fabulous cover! I haven’t read this book – or even heard of the series, but seeing that cover makes me want to. Thank you for sharing this one, Mogsy – you definitely aced it with that choice this week:))


  2. I like that one the best too. That cover has always caught my eye, a most of the covers of this series do- or at least the US versions that I have seen. The other one don’t do nearly as much for me as that Razorbil cover.


  3. I definitely agree with you! I can’t believe how long I’ve been wanting to read this book and STILL haven’t gotten to it yet!🙈


  4. Such different feels for each cover. The fist one, which is my fav too, is the assassain type story; German edition have my thinking a little more of a romance novel; and finally, the Bulgarian story, makes me thinking it is going to be one of those NPC video-game stories 😀


  5. Lol yea, the Razorbill one is my favorite too. It wasn’t a competition here. It easily won for me too. I love that cover and would love to read the book, though I know nothing about it, just for the cover.


  6. Pingback: The Friday Face-Off: My, What Big Teeth You Have – Books by Proxy

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