Friday, December 3, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Windswept

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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:

As soon as I saw the topic 'windswept,' I immediately thought of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. What's a more classic, windswept traditional SFF cover than that? Let's take a look at some of the other covers of The Way of Kings that exist! There are a lot, so I included a lot because I thought they were really fun and creative. 

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)El camino de los reyes (La guerra de las tormentas, #1)
2010 US Hardcover | 2010 UK Hardcover (Pt. 1) | 2012 Spanish

Droga królów (Archiwum Burzowego Światła, #1)Droga królów (Archiwum Burzowego Światła, #1)Путь королей (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
2014 Polish | 2020 Polish | 2016 Russian

Kralların Yolu (Fırtınaışığı Arşivi, #1)Пътят на кралете (Летописите на Светлината на Бурята, #1)王者之路 (飓光志, #1)
2014 Turkish | 2014 Bulgarian | 2019 Chinese

Обреченное королевство (The Stormlight Archive, #1)Der Weg der KönigeA királyok útja  (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
2013 Russian | 2015 German | 2018 Hungarian

王者之路(飓光志·第一卷)A királyok útja 2. kötet (The Stormlight Archive, #1)Шлях королів. Хроніки Буресвітла #1
2013 Chinese | 2018 Hungarian Pt. 2 | 2019 Ukrainian

My choice(s):
王者之路 (飓光志, #1)
I love the original US edition for how classic it is, and I also love how intense both of the Polish editions are, but I cannot stop staring at this gorgeous Chinese edition!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. Wow, these are all so different! I kind of like the Chinese one the best, the colors are so pretty!

  2. Love that first cover but wow wha a variety of styles!

  3. I love the Polish 2020 cover, but wow, that Chinese cover is beautifully detailed😁