Friday Face-Off: Detailed

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 DETAILED cover

Mogsy’s Pick:

 The Legends of the First Empire Series by Michael J. Sullivan

This week’s topic was officially “A very busy cover full to bursting with detail,” but the moment I read the description only one book came into my head: Michael J. Sullivan’s Age of Myth. While I wouldn’t actually say it’s all that busy, it certainly does contain a lot of detail. To me, this is the kind of fantasy cover that  screams “EPIC!” The rest of the books also happen to feature covers are just as gorgeous, all created by artist Marc Simonetti, so this week I decided I would do a straight-up showcase of the covers in The Legends of the First Empire series rather than a traditional face-off. Enjoy!

23 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Detailed”

  1. I love Simonetti’s covers because of the scale. He knows how to portrait grandiose setting, which is a staple in epic fantasy. 🙂
    Good choice, Mogsy!


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