Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

This week’s theme is:  “the sun did not shine, it was to wet too play, so we sat in the house, all that cold, cold wet day” – a cover featuring stormy weather.

Well, after Drew and Rebecca unintentionally took my top two picks, I had to dig a bit deeper to find my selection this week.  But, finally, I choose Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist.  Mainly, I did this because it was damn difficult finding fantasy covers with realistic stormy weather.













I’ll go ahead and admit it: I do have a place in my heart for Cover A.  It was the cover of the novel when I first purchased it way back upon release in the USA.  But after all these years I also admit that it is horribly cheesy in that classic 1980s fantasy way.  So, since I’m really torn between Cover C (which is really stunning but does not reflect the actual story) and Cover E (which is simple and classic looking), I’m not going to pick either, but declare a tie!

Which would you choose?  Why?

And, why not join in next week with your own selections.

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10 Responses to FRIDAY FACE-OFF: 18th NOVEMBER 2016

  1. Bob Milne says:

    I have a nostalgic soft spot for the first two covers, so I’d probably have go with B as the least cheesy of the two. I love the looks of C, but it would have been better for one of the later books that deals more explicity with the Kelewan.

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  2. I picked this book for a theme a while ago and didn’t come across Cover E when searching, damn shame to as it’s a great cover so I’d pick cover E.

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  3. I rather like the first cover actually – it reminds me of the old 80s covers my dad has of Terry Brook’s Shannara books 🙂

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  4. Bookstooge says:

    Cover A is what drew me in back in the day. Now though, I like the looks of C.

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  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    Love your choice of book and I would go for cover C. It’s perfect for the theme I think. 😀

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  6. Rebecca says:

    Cover C is my favorite! I’d read it just because the cover’s pretty awesome.

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  7. Great book pick, I like seeing ones I would never have thought of. I love cover C too.

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  8. Anthony says:

    Need a cover with stormy weather? Why not Soldiers Live?

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