Friday Face-Off: King
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:
“I’m Henry the Eighth I am”
~ a cover featuring a KING
Probably an obvious choice, but oh so appropriate for the theme. This sequel to Prince of Thorns sees Jorg a bit older and a little more mature, but still very much his asshole self minus some anger management issues from the first book. In King of Thorns, our protagonist seeks help defending his kingdom from a rival, and is determined to emerge victorious.
Let’s take a look at the covers:
From left to right:
Ace Books (2012) – Romanian Edition (2019)
Dutch Edition (2012) – Czech Edition (2015) – Polish Edition (2013)
Italian Edition (2013) – Russian Edition (2014)
I feel the best ones today are all variations of the same throne theme, and that it comes down to individual taste as to which one is the best. Personally, my favorite is the Russian cover. The lighting is better so you can see more of the detail in the armor and throne etc., and the “washed out” look also gives it a nice effect.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?