Friday Face-Off: Temple/Religious Icon
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 that features a TEMPLE/RELIGIOUS ICON
I had a really tough time coming up with a book for this week’s topic, so I had to look outside SFF to historical fiction for any depictions of temples or churches and the like. While I didn’t really care for this book, I figured, surely a novel about building a cathedral would have some covers that featured one on the cover, right?! Well, I wasn’t wrong about that, but I have to say the good choices were somewhat limited considering how many editions exist for this book. Here’s a small selection of those that I thought were the nicest and most interesting:
From left to right:
Pan Books (2017) – NAL Trade (2002) – Pan Mass Market (2019)
Slovenian Edition (2017) – Spanish Edition A (2010) – Spanish Edition B (2014)
Chinese Edition (2018) – Dutch Edition (2015) – French Edition (2014)
Polish Edition (2018) – Portuguese Edition (2016) – Serbian Edition (2005)
There were a few this week that caught my eye, the Spanish Edition B and Chinese Edition among them, but ultimately I felt I had to go with my first instincts. I have a thing for Gothic style architectural drawings, so I think I’m going to have to go with the NAL cover.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?