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Friday Face-Off April 27th 2018 – a cover with a medieval theme. #bookbloggers #bookblogger #blogger #bloggers #books #blogpost #blog #bookcovers

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The Friday Face-Off is a meme created by Books by Proxy. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks theme is: “Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture” – a cover that is positively medieval.


This week instead of a single book with a variety of different covers I have decided to go with a UK v US theme and offer up the whole five books and their respective UK and US covers for one of my favourite fantasy series The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron.


The UK Covers.

The US Covers.

The winner.


The UK covers win it for me. There’s nothing wrong with the US but the UK have quite a classic look to them and the style, in my opinion, is something different to what you see with a lot of modern fantasy series and creates a stunning set of covers.

Thoughts?? Agree?? Disagree??


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33 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off April 27th 2018 – a cover with a medieval theme. #bookbloggers #bookblogger #blogger #bloggers #books #blogpost #blog #bookcovers

  1. Ooooo, I love the UK Covers! As someone who strongly judges books by their cover, the UK covers make me feel dying to read this series (I’m running to add it to my tbr now, haha!), and the US covers make me feel like, no thanks.

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    1. It’s a great series, well worth adding and yeah, the US definitely have that no thanks vibe and while if I hadn’t read it then UK would make me stop and look and think what’s that whereas the US is rather generic and I’d probably have passed it by.

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  2. There really is no comparison on this one for me either! The UK covers are awesome, and make me want to try getting back into this series (I’ve read the first book). The US covers definitely lack that same punch. They feel very direct-to-video fantasy cover to me, if that makes sense?

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  3. I like the UK covers! They are really cool looking and, like you said, different than most fantasy covers. The US versions have a weird font, but other than that they are just like other fantasy cover. (Especially the first one)

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  4. I don’t know this series but I’m assuming it’s fantasy.
    The UK covers do have that vibe with the dragon and whatnot.
    The US ones are nice, but more fitting for historical fiction maybe.

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  5. I always loved the UK edition of this series (and I have this one on my wish list for ages! ). The US is not bad, and they’ve traslated the first book in Italian too (yay) keeping the US cover… I was wishing for the UK one, but it could have been worse!

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