Friday, December 13, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: A Temple

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at 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. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

I thought fantasy would be a boon for a topic like this, but I found it surprisingly dry of options (or they only had one or two covers). Instead, I decided to go with a historical mystery/thriller called Heresy by S.J. Parris. I read this many years and don't honestly remember all that much about it, but I still think of it occasionally and thought it'd be a great pick since the cover I have is the inside of what I assume is some sort of religious building. I'm really into by some of these covers!

Heresy (Giordano Bruno, #1)HeresyKetzer (Giordano Bruno, #1)
2010 US Hardcover | 2010 Kindle Edition | 2011 German

  Los herejes de OxfordKetterijHeresy (Giordano Bruno, #1)
2010 Spanish Edition | 2019 US Hardcover Dutch Edition | 2010 Large Print Edition

My choice(s):
Heresy (Giordano Bruno, #1)
I like the starkness of the German edition also, but this one just stands out the most to me and is the most likely to make me want to read it. I love the color scheme that gives off a sort of mysterious vibe along with the somewhat cliche'd cloaked figure walking away in the front.

What cover(s) do you like the most!?


  1. I think the 2011 German is my favorite - the color scheme plus just the simplicity of it really stand out!

  2. My favorite is the one you picked! For some reason I got stuck on the word "temple" and didn't even think of a cathedralšŸ˜

  3. I like that one too, it looks so mysterious! The Spanish edition is nice too.