The Friday Face-Off is a new meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the UK and US covers of a book with each week being a certain theme, this week’s theme is a cover which features a Fool or Jester.
For the theme this week I have chosen: Fool’s Errand (Tawny Man Book 1) by Robin Hobb.
I know, I know, you may well say that I have taken the easy option this week and while technically true I am a huge Robin Hobb fan so for me there is only one quintessential Fool in fantasy, be it Fool, Amber or Lord Golden! And also in my humble opinion this book contains one of the best passages ever written in fantasy, such a heartbreaking, sad, emotional and poignant moment but Hobb writes it beautifully.
For the Face-Off this week I am going to give you a choice of 6 different covers, labelling them A through to F.
The Winner: Cover C:
Quite a variety of artistic styles this week for the various covers but I’m going with Cover C as I think it looks really smart and awesome looking, great in-depth analysis there I know but I just really like the aesthetics/look of these types of cover and it gets bonus points for having Nighteyes on to! And hey, it’s Robin Hobb, the book could have a blank cover or even no cover and the writing and story inside would still be top quality! 🙂
Thoughts?? Agree?? Disagree??
For anyone that wants to join in, the theme for next week’s Friday Face-Off is a cover which features Weapons.