Friday, October 21, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Good vs. Evil

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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:
Good vs. Evil

Good vs. evil certainly feels like the ultimate face-off! I felt like there were a lot of big options to go with, such as Lord of the Rings, but since I'm sure those have tons of editions I decided to feature John Gwynne's The Faithful and the Fallen series instead. These ones don't have that many different editions out there, but I still thought they'd be fun to share and take a quick look at. 

Book One:
Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen, #1)     Злоба (Верные и павшие, #1)
2012 UK Hardcover | 2022 Russian

Book Two:
Valour (The Faithful and the Fallen, #2)   Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen, #2)
2014 UK Hardover | 2014 US Paperback | 2020 German Audiobook

Book Three:
Ruin (The Faithful and the Fallen, #3)   
2015 UK Hardcover | 2021 German Audiobook

Book Four:
Wrath (The Faithful and the Fallen, #4)   Wrath (The Faithful and the Fallen, #4)
Wrath (The Faithful and the Fallen, #4)
2016 UK Hardcover | 2016 US Paperback | 2016 Audiobook

My choice(s):
There aren't too many options, but I really love the simplicity of the original UK covers. They follow a really nice pattern and have such a fantastic classic fantasy vibe that I really enjoy. It's interesting how some just have a very simple color change, while the audiobooks really get a bigger makeover. What do you think?

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I really like the UK covers! For some reason the colors on the other covers aren't really working for me.

  2. The Russian cover of book one is terrifying!