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Friday Face-Off – Riders

Hey All! Right now (as I am writing this) its 1:07 AM! This is the earliest I have ever written this tag.  By the time it posts I will be at Comic Con!!! I am super excited! But, because of the Con, I won’t be posting and commenting much this weekend! I will catch up with everyone on Monday!

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but kept up by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“Live in the saddle. Die on the hog.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring riders.

My Choice: Eragon

Christopher Paolini is going to be at Comic Con!! I am going to try and get his signature! In honor of Comic Con and Christopher Paolini I chose Eragon this week! I was able to find a cover where Eragon is riding Saphira!


Bonnier Carlsen 2005 | Alfred A. Knopf 2005 | Knopf Books 2003 | Laurel Leaf Library 2006
Libri Oro RCS 2005 | Corgi 2007 | Rosmen Press 2013 | Doubleday Childrens 2013
Trẻ 2004 | cbj 2009 | 2006 | Paolini International 2002
نشر زهره 2006 | Trẻ 2004 | Ранок 2005 | Seizansha/Tsai Fong Books 2011

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It was super hard to pick a winner!  Of the favorites I chose, the 2nd one is the copy I have.  The 3rd one is awesome but its kind of Norse mythology feeling and that doesn’t really fit the book.  The 4th I LOVE the art work but he kind of looks like he slayed the dragon which isn’t right either.  But Saphira looks so cute! It is so close to being my favorite, but I can’t get over that he looks too dragon-slayer ish.

Which one is your favorite? Do you agree with my pick? Let me know in the comments!

19 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off – Riders

  1. Wow, so many great covers! I actually love the Paolini International cover, for some reason the covers with the dragon’s eye are really “eye” catching, lol. Have a wonderful time at Comic Con!

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    1. Haha so I went to a Panel this weekend that Christopher Paolini was part of and he was the first on there so he just told Dragon puns until the other panelist showed up 😂 I’m sure he would appreciate your pun!! I like that one too, but I love blues on covers and there isn’t any blues!


  2. Oh man, I too took one look at your fourth choice and thought ‘Wait, Did Eragon *slay* a dragon at some point?’ Had I forgotten that bit? I’m sad that I’ve never seen a copy with him actually riding Saphira, that’s absolutely gorgeous!

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      1. It definitely should be a rule that, whenever you think you’re cover design is done, you take it to a colleague who has no idea what book you’re working on, hold it up and ask them what they think the book’s about. It would catch these kinds of things immediately because if the first guess they venture is ‘dragon-slayers and stuff?’ then you know you need to go back to the drawing board immediately!

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      2. Yes! That is a great idea! Unless the person who drew it in the first place doesn’t really know what the story is either? They could have a group of fans of the book look at it too!


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