Friday, January 8, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: A 'Moon' in the Title

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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:
Books with 'moon' in the title

I have tried and failed to read Gardens of the Moon three times. Yes, that's right, three. I am no long ashamed of not being able to get through this book because I have accepted that I don't think it will ever work for me. But... I think there's a small part of me that thinks one day I'll actually get through (it's the part of me that also thinks she'll stay super organized at the start of each semester... I often laugh at her). So anyway, I thought it'd be funny and cruel to choose Gardens of the Moon for this week's moon in the title topic, even though there were so many other (probably better) options!

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)Лунните градини (Малазанска книга на мъртвите, #1)
2005 US Mass Market Paperback | 2004 US Tor Hardcover | 2004 Bulgarian

I giardini della Luna (La caduta di Malazan, #1)Los jardines de la luna (Malaz: El libro de los caídos, #1)Ogrody Księżyca (Malazańska Księga Poległych #1)
2004 Italian | 2017 Spanish | 2000 Polish

Die Gärten des Mondes (Das Spiel der Götter, #1)Les Jardins de la Lune (Le Livre des Martyrs #1)Сады Луны (Малазанская книга павших, #1)
2012 German | 2018 French | 2014 Russian

Het Malazijnse Rijk (Een Vertelling uit het Malazijnse Boek van de Gevallenen, #1)Los Jardines de la Luna (Libro de Gestas de Malaz #1-2)Grădinile Lunii (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
2000 Dutch | 2004 Spanish | 2008 Romanian

My choice(s):
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)Les Jardins de la Lune (Le Livre des Martyrs #1)
I really love the ominous note of the 2005 Mass Market with the dramatic building, and I am also a huge fan of the stunning artwork from the French edition!

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


  1. I kind of like the 2017 Spanish edition!

  2. Well at least it has some nice covers! I immediately gravitated toward the French edition, I love the artwork😁