Welcome back Vagabonds!
Last week Book Cover Wednesday got a fantastic response for you so we will go ahead and make it a regular thing.
I know people say ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ and we all know that holds true quite often. However, I have picked up books in the past after the cover has caught my eye and they have turned out to be fantastic reads.
There are no requirements that need to be filled and I will not be putting the covers in order of awesomeness. This is just a nice simple post aimed at raising awareness of some books and their covers. I have not necessarily read the books in the post but they will most likely end up on my TBR if I haven’t.
Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt
I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of Northern Wrath that I am currently reading. Guess what the initial reason for requesting an ARC of this book was (keeping in mind what this post is about)?… You guessed it… the cover and what a cover it is. It instantly grabs the eye with the bold colours and striking image.
So far I can confirm that the book lives up to the cover but only time will tell if that continues to be the case. My review will be up on Book Vagabond in the coming weeks or it is already available depending on when you are reading this lol.
Flakes of Fire by Yoann Re
DRAGON!!! Any cover that pictures a dragon will automatically get featured on this post. Damn, that is a fine cover that grabs you and doesn’t let go. I’m getting strong David and Goliath vibes. This is the kind of cover that tells you what to expect from the story within.
Here is the synopsis for you guys that are interested…
A young sorcerer embarks on a dragonslaying journey to prove himself to his father.
A solitary woodsman undertakes a hunt of his own to protect his village from the dragon, armed only with a bow and deep rooted cynicism.
A slave escapes with the world’s most dangerous weapon: a firestone.
The death of a god threatens to sink the world into chaotic darkness.
Freedom and glory are within reach, but at what cost?
I know, right?! It grabbed my attention.
Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights
Haha, okay so this is definitely not as serious as the last two covers but those of you that know me will know that i do love a bit of humour in my reads and that I’m also a big fan of Arthurian legend. Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights is just that. It ticks both of the boxes and I just had to add it to my bookshelf.
The title and that cover lets you know exactly what you are in for. A laugh out loud of a book with some of the fantasy worlds most loved characters.
The ‘Kick Thee’ sign does it all for me. I still chuckle whenever I see it.
Here is a synopsis for those interested…
Whimsical and poignant, Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights tells the story of Thomas Farmer who dreams of becoming a knight, sets out to save his brother from the hands of an evil Baron, and uncovers a plot that threatens Camelot itself. Along the way, he befriends a series of misfits including an allegedly reformed evil wizard, a shrinking giantess with a latent gift, a veteran knight with a dark secret, and his best friend Philip the Exceptionally Unlucky.
In the end, his friends must all join forces and Thomas must come to grips with what it means to be a true hero if they are to outwit the evil Baron. At its heart, Sir Thomas’s tale is the story of a young man growing up and learning what it means to be a hero in a world that doesn’t always make sense.
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Coming into Autumn and our much beloved Halloween season I had to include this little beauty. The cover of Dark Harvest once again grabbed my eye enough to get me to check out the synopsis…
Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.
Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror – and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy…
Yep, on my TBR you go!! This is a good example of why investing in a good cover can make the difference.
I hope you enjoyed this instalment of Book Cover Wednesday. Keep an eye out for next weeks.
If you want to share with me some of the great book covers you have found along your travels then drop a comment below and I will try and fit them in on next weeks Book Cover Wednesday