Friday Face-Off: Favorite Fantasy Cover
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:
~ a cover featuring A FAVORITE FANTASY COVER
I’m glad for the easy topic this week, because it means a chance for me to feature a great book as well as many of its beautiful covers I’ve always admired!
While The Lies of Locke Lamora has many editions, today’s theme wants us to focus on our favorites, hence I’ve chosen to put forth only the best ones for the face-off:
From left to right:
Spectra (2006) – Bantam Spectra (2007) – Subterranean Press (2007)
Gollancz (2006) – Gollancz PB (2007) – Gollancz 10th Year Anniversary Ed (2016)
Finnish Edition (2007) – Swedish Edition (2007) – Polish Edition (2007)
French Edition A (2013) – French Edition B (2013) – Italian Edition (2007)
Thai Edition (2017) – Romanian Edition (2011) – Bulgarian Edition (2008)
Well, this book was certainly blessed by the cover gods. Even after the culling, we have more than a dozen strong contenders. It was extremely difficult to choose this week, but at the end of the day I’m going to have to go with the Gollancz paperback, as this has always been the one closest to my impressions of what the world of Gentleman Bastard and Camorr should look and feel like.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?