Friday Face-Off: Skeleton

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:

“Them bones, them bones, them dry bones…”
~ a cover featuring a SKELETON

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Donovan Series by W. Michael Gear

This week, I’ve once again decided to compare all the covers of the books in a single series, and I’ve chosen the Donovan sequence by W. Michael Gear not only because it is fantastic, but also because it’s just so perfect for today’s theme. The following are covers of the four volumes (Unreconciled is coming soon in May) currently in the series, published by DAW Books:


Bones, bones, bones everywhere! Oh, which to choose? None of these are what you’d call cheery images, which makes it tough to pick a favorite. But if I had to base my decision on atmosphere and how much it intrigues me, I think I would have to go with the second book. Nothing screams “abandoned” like a corpse in a busted up suit of armor overgrown with alien vegetation. I also like the little touches. If you look closely, you’ll see the words “ALL THINGS END” near the bottom of the image. Spooky.

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

32 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Skeleton”

  1. Wow, this is perfect for this theme isn’t it. I love the covers and the first and second are my favourites – although that fourth one is pretty good isn’t it. I actually can’t choose between the first two – I keep changing my mind so it will have to be a joint favourite for me this week.
    Lynn 😀


  2. This is a series I’ve promised myself I’m going to have a go at later on this year. Brilliant choice for this week’s theme – my favourite is Outpost.


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