Friday Face-Off: Flight
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:
“To flee, to fly”
~ a cover featuring FLIGHT
My pick for today is Ed McDonald’s Blackwing, which follows Ryhalt Galharrow, a bounty hunter for a mysterious organization known as the Nameless. His patron, called Crowfoot, is a ruthless master who communicates through a tattoo on Galharrow’s arm, bursting forth from his skin in a form of a raven whenever he has orders to give. With all these allusions, it’s no wonder we get all these gritty covers of birds taking flight:
From left to right:
Ace Books (2017) – Gollancz (2017)
Russian Edition (2018) – Serbian Edition (2018) – French Edition (2018)
Polish Edition (2018) – Spanish Edition (2018)
I confess I’ve always been quite partial to both the Ace and Gollancz versions, but when I saw the Polish edition for the first time, I knew I had found my new favorite!
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?