Friday Face-Off: Sunrise/Sunset

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:

“The sunrise was the colour of bad blood.”
a cover featuring a SUNRISE OR SUNSET

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington

Whenever I hear about an indie fantasy that makes the jump to a traditional publishing house, it always piques my curiosity, and of course, The Shadow of What Was Lost was no exception. While I didn’t think it revolutionized epic fantasy in any way, I nevertheless found it to be an engaging series-opener. Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right, top to bottom:
Smashwords (2014) – Orbit (2016)


German Edition A (2017) – German Edition B (2018)

Czech Edition (2018) – Russian Edition (2019)


I’m going to have to go with the Orbit edition for this one. I love the art style and the way the monochromatic parts of the image make the orange of the sun really pop.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

27 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Sunrise/Sunset”

  1. Agree with your choice! Though, to be frank, this time it is much smaller 😉 The Orbit cover brings to mind the covers of various Sanderson’s books – and though I’m not a fan, the covers are good 😀

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  2. I just want the 3rd book to finally come out 🙂

    did you change anything with your comment section? I have to fill out info OR login and I always used to be auto-recognized through wordpress.

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