Friday Face-Off: Landscape I’d Like To Visit

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 featuring a LANDSCAPE I’D LIKE TO VISIT

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

So what if Asgard isn’t real? I’d still love to visit. Highly entertaining and original, the novel I’m featuring today chronicles the epic rise of the Norse gods all the way through to the coming of Ragnarok, completely retold from the point of view of none other than the trickiest trickster of them all – Loki.

From left to right:
Gollancz (2014) – Saga Press Hardcover (2015)

Saga Press Paperback (2016) – Polish Edition (2015) – Italian Edition (2015)


Russian Edition A (2016) – Russian Edition B (2018) – Chinese Edition (2017)


I won’t lie, I already had the Gollancz e in mind when I saw this week’s prompt. While the art is highly stylized, this is still one of my all-time favorite landscape covers.

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

6 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Landscape I’d Like To Visit”

  1. My favorite landscape is from the Italian edition, there’s just something about that cold snowly landscape with the lone colorful tree. And yet I find my eye most drawn to the Chinese edition, perhaps simply because the design differs the most from the others.


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