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 the literary universe.
This week’s theme is: “ The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat … A cover which features boats!“
There has to be tons of fantasy covers out there with boats, right? At least, I thought so, but I couldn’t find very many in my research. So, naturally, I turned to ships. I mean, boats and ships are the same. Sort of. (Okay, I know they aren’t. I’m just trying to justify using ships here.)
Well, even looking at covers with ships, I couldn’t find many fantasy novels with lots of multiple cover versions from across the globe. So I became worried. Then I had an epiphany. Why worry about quantity of covers when I should be worried about quality. And with that in mind, the choice for this weeks pick became very easy.
DRAGON HUNTERS by MARC TURNER
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
I love both covers. I mean, what fantasy fan could resist a ship facing off against a dragon? I couldn’t. Plus this series by Marc Turner is one of the most underappreciated works in the recent past. The books getting better and better. And, honestly, the covers do as well. (Go look at the RED TIDE cover.) But there can be only one, and that one is …
Which would you choose? Why?
And, why not join in next week with your own selections.