Fantasy Cover | Friday Face Off

This is a weekly thing created by Books by Proxy, but currently run by Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme: “simples” – A favourite fantasy cover 

My pick: Nothern Lights/The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Hardcover (1996) Alfred A. Knopf | (1998) Scholastic | Paperback (2003) Laurel Leaf (ISBN: 0440238137)

Serbian (2018) (ISBN13: 9788652131075) | Russian (2016) ACT | Italian (2015) Salani

Bulgarian version (2004) ИК “Бард” (ISBN: 9545855304) | Kindle edition (2015) RHCP Digital | (2007) Scholastic UK

Hardcover (2008) Folio Society | (2002) Turtleback books | Italian (2013) TEA

Portuguese (2001) Editorial Presença (ISBN: 9722328263) | Portuguese Brazilian (2017) Suma de Letras| Paperback (2017) Scholastic

Honary mention: The Book of Dust cover is stunning

Hardcover (2017) Alfred A. Knopf

My favourites:

There’s so many different and good covers that match the story inside! I really like the retro feeling of the Hardcover (1996) Alfred A. Knopf and the Russian (2016) ACT cover is unmatched in being the best overall and foreign cover. Look at that majestetic cover with Pan and the compass!

5 thoughts on “Fantasy Cover | Friday Face Off

  1. Sophie @ Me and Ink May 31, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Wow ‘The Golden Compass’ does have so many beautiful covers– I like looking at the different covers all around the world. I really like the ‘Italian (2015)’ one and Folio society does beautiful editions so I love that one too!! And I agree the Russian one does have a beautiful illustration.
    I’ve never read the book myself but I have watch the movie (not the same I know) but I really enjoyed looking at the different book covers!! Great post!! 🙂

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    • aquapages // eline May 31, 2019 / 8:07 pm

      There’s coming a new BBC tv series soon and hopefully it’s great! Of course I love the book as well though. Thanks!

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  2. Tammy May 31, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    I love the Russian and the Turtleback covers. There are some good ones here!

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  3. Charlotte May 31, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    I quite like the Kindle version of the cover but I also really like the Russian version too. The illustration fits the books so well; plus the gold colour theme is lovely.

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