Friday Face-Off: War

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 of a book about WAR

Mogsy’s Pick:

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Today’s theme celebrates March as the month named for Mars, the Roman god of war. The interpretations allowed for this theme were many, from a Roman style cover or a cover featuring god or gods to simply a book about war. I’ve decided to go this latter route, and even picked a book with “War” in the title! Rhythm of War is the fourth book in the Stormlight Archives, and as the title implies, a brutal war has been raging for quite some time, almost to the point where the constant violence has become a way of life.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
Tor Books (2020) – Gollancz (2020)

Spanish Edition (2020) – German Edition (2020)


I confess, I’m just a tad biased towards Michael Whelan’s art (and just get a load of the full wraparound cover!) but I have to say these are all winners!

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

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