I like it, I like it!Makes me think of Medieval tapestry.
What's that saying again? "Don't judge a book by its cover!" Luckily, so far the book is as good as the cover. What grabs me about the cover is the medieval stylings. I have fond memories of books illustrated in the older styles, and it always felt right to me to have book art match the time period. I like knights, and have no beef with pictures taken from men posing in armor of the time for covers. For a novel like this though, it's got to be illustrated.
Not bad, really. Just doesn't "do it" for me.
It's...just more like something I'd expect for a movie...
Looking in the back to check out the author I found out that he left the computer industry to study medieval history and to concentrate on his writing. That explained for me how he was able to get the scenes so clear and knew what details to emphasize for those that might have no idea that back then a trestle was what you sat on, or how often one ought to be changing the floor rushes (or that there was even a debate about it).
I'm not very far in. I'm only at page 54 out of 374, and I'm going back and forth between reading this and another book (that's even longer than my school text was), but I'm looking forward to the rest of the story (and will pick up the rest of the series as I can). I just wanted to point out how a different cover will grab different audiences for the same book.