Friday Face-Off: Early Fantasy Read
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:
~ an EARLY FANTASY READ
I’ve actually been reading fantasy my whole life, but there was a time in my late teens to mid-twenties where I stopped reading entirely to focus on college and then work. About ten years ago though, I picked it up again as a hobby and returned to my favorite genre. That was when I started “catching up” and also reading a lot of the authors that were getting big on the scene around that time, and one of them was Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind. So even though it’s not my “earliest” fantasy read per se, I still think it’s appropriate for this week’s theme since it was one of the books that helped me get back into the genre.
From left to right:
Penguin Group DAW (2007) – DAW Kindle Edition (2007) – DAW 10th Anniversary (2017)
Gollancz (2008) – Gollancz (2017) – German Edition (2008)
Portuguese Edition (2009) – Latvian Edition (2013) – Dutch Edition (2013)
Persian Edition (2016) – Japanese Edition (2017) – Russian Edition (2011)
I’ll be honest, it’s been so long I hardly remember anything from the book except for a few key things, and I don’t even know if the Latvian edition is a good match for the tone of the story but I do love this cover!
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?