booktravelingthursdays5Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle.  Each week everyone picks a book related to that week’s theme, then you write a blog post explaining explain why you choose that book and spotlight all the different covers from different countries. To find out more check out about BTT go to the Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: A BOOK I’M THANKFUL I READ THIS YEAR!  

Happy Thanksgiving fellow readers in the USA!  Hope you have many, many things to be thankful for this year.

Today, I’m going to feature a book I picked up in a used book store, sat it on my t-b-r shelf for a year or more, finally reading it because I was cleaning off said bookshelf and decided I’d get rid of this novel first.  To my surprise, I really enjoyed the book, loved the second novel in the ongoing series, and continue to read it even as I type this.  The book I’m speaking of is Farlander by Col Buchanan.


farlander 1

The UK edition of this novel was published in May of 2010.  The US edition was to hit shelves the next year.



I like everything about the cover on the left except the glaring sun in the background.  It is far too distracting for my tastes.  As for the cover on the right, it is stunning except for the fact that the main character is a young white man, which isn’t accurate at all since Ash is clearly a dark skinned man of advanced middle age.



I admit disliking all these covers immensely.  Each one of them just fails to capture the nature of this book, is fairly generic looking, and could be the cover to any fantasy out there. Total failure on every level for me personally.

So what do you think.  Agree?  Disagree?

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