Friday, November 11, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: The Gang


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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:
The Gang

This week's topic is 'the gang' and I've chosen to feature Jonathan French's The Grey Bastards. I'm not sure if this is the best fit for this week, but I feel like the main crew of characters in this counts as 'the gang' because they are quite a group. There are also only three editions, so it's really going to be a bit of a face-off today. 

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands, #1)
2015 Ballymalis Press (self-published)

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands, #1)
2019 Crown Publishing Group 

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1)
2018 Orbit

My choice(s):
I really like the action of the self-published edition! It feels like it has a lot of action going on that the static aspect of the new ones lack, but I do also think the new ones have a nice aesthetic going on. I like the font style most from the Crown Publishing Group one!

Which covers do you like most?


  1. I love the first cover as well. I haven't read this but want to😁

  2. I really like that last one a lot! And the tagline is awesome :)

  3. I'm more drawn to the newer editions for some reason!