The Friday Face-Off: Armed to the Teeth

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

The Friday Face-Off: Armed to the Teeth

Sword of the North (Grim Company #2) by Luke Scull










 Roc – US Cover


Cover art by ???

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Head of Zeus- UK Cover


Cover art by Larry Rostant

 The Friday Face-Off Winner is…


Head of Zeus – UK Cover; Cover art by Larry Rostant

I know this week’s cover is supposed to be a cover which features weapons, and The Grim Company series were one of the first books that came to mind when I thought of it cover to choose from, but I have to go give it to the armor! Look at the level of detail on the helmet! The shine! The shading! The blue and black tints on each side!

The warrior in furs and hides, swinging the sword in the snow is badass (no argument there), but the UK cover is too simple and powerful to ignore.

Which cover do you think is the best?

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3 thoughts on “The Friday Face-Off: Armed to the Teeth

  1. I actually like the US cover! I know it’s the usual “guy with a sword” fantasy cover, but it’s more dynamic and I think in the end that’s what gives it the edge (no pun intended). Though the UK cover is indeed elegant in its simplicity.


  2. Tammy says:

    I like the US cover too, I think because I’m not a fan of the “object” cover where one object gets the spotlight. People with swinging swords isn’t very original but I do like the gleam in the guy’s eye:-)


  3. Zezee says:

    I’m with you on this. The armor on the UK cover is pretty cool.


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