Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
Welcome to the Friday Face-Off! This week we’re comparing covers which feature gold!
And when it comes to fantasy you’re never far from a beautiful gilded or embossed cover. This week the UK and the US are going head to head with Assassin’s Fool by Robin Hobb. With two gorgeous covers from Harper Voyager and Del Rey, take a look and see which one is your favourite!
UK Harper Voyager – Cover #1
US Del Rey – Cover #2
Cover Art by Alejandro Colucci
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The composition of this series of covers never fails to hit my cover sweet spot. The Harper Voyager cover is awash with gold, with a beautiful calligraphic typeface and that gorgeous flying flag. Simple, elegant and eye-catching and, like with all good treasure troves, as soon as I saw it I coveted it!
By comparison the Del Rey cover portrays an artistic view of a lone figure striding through the snow. Beautifully imagined with faded antlers and a misty white snow storm, I just wish this cover captured my attention as the Harper Voyager cover does.
Which cover wins your vote this week? Have a cover of your own? – Post the link below!
Next week’s theme is:
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…
A cover which features a boat
Remember to check The Friday Face-Off Feature Page for upcoming themes
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