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 featuring a character wearing a cowl or hood – Shrouded in black, in morals I do lack! Chosen in Proxyfish’s absence by myself, yes, I was let loose on the blogging world to choose something!
Now, there are countless cowled/hooded characters found in fantasy who dare I say can most often be found to be somewhat lacking morals. But for me, when choosing this theme there was only one I had in mind. A happy, nice, polite, well-mannered, courteous and gentlemanly young man by the name of Jorg Ancrath from one of my favourite books Prince of Thorns by one of my favourite authors Mark Lawrence. It is his debut book and is a truly great read for any fantasy fan out there, I would tell you to go and check it out but if you’re a fantasy fan then you should already have read it!
I really like the red colouring of this cover as I feel it sets the dark and ominous tone for the book and also, my eye was drawn to the sword that Jorg is holding. being a fantasy fan I occasionally think while reading, damn, that sounds a cool weapon and alas, that’s what I thought when I saw that sword, damn that looks cool I wish I had one! 🙂
Thoughts?? Agree?? Disagree??
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