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.
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
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.