Friday, October 15, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Book of Magic


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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:
Book of Magic

I wasn't entirely sure where to take this week's topic, but as soon as I thought of magic, I pictured Angie Sage's Septimus Heap trilogy since the first book is, quite simply, titled Magyk! I really enjoyed this series as a kid, although I don't think I ever got around to finishing it. There weren't as many covers as I expected there to be, but I still found it fun to look at some of the variations, both big and small!

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)Magyk: Septimus Heap Book 1
2005 US Hardcover | 2012 US Kindle 

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)魔奇之旅 (薩提姆斯, #1)
2008 German | 2010 Chinese

سبتيموس هيب السحرMagyk (Příběhy Septimuse Heapa #1)
2014 Arabic | 2005 Czech

My choice(s):
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
I love this classic cover! It completely evokes the idea of magic and gives me the most classic and nostalgic fantasy vibes ever, which was exactly what this book was like as well. 

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I think I like the US cover, as well - love the colors and the way it looks like an antique book.

  2. I really like your pick too! I also like the German edition😁