Since we're talking about covers I thought I'd poll readers.
I'm in the wonderful position of having an editor ask me for cover suggestions for my new series, King Rolen's Kin, which comes out next year.
Do I want a traditional fantasy cover like this one? You know the sort of cover, a castle in the background, often there are rolling fields and a warrior on a horse.
Or do I want to go with a character cover like this wonderful illustration of one of George RR Martin's characters?
Or do I want something symbolic like the lovely covers of Kate Elliot's Crossroad's series?
I want a cover that says this is a ' Rollicking Fantasy Read', while looking stylish.
Which covers would make you pause and pick up the book?