Symbol day! Covers with simpler iconography or a symbol rather than people.
Even though this has many elements, there is a lot of great strength in this imagery. The strong central symbol is reminiscent of a sun in eclipse, and the corner details reflect the color scheme and fantasy elements. The font is simple, clean, and within that color scheme. I don’t care for the white of the author name, but I can see how it wouldn’t pop without it. I love the crackling effect of the background, a great echo to the title.
The purple highlights of the midnight blue shouldn’t work but there’s just enough contrast to make it eerie. On this one, I think the author’s name could be just a bit brighter. I like the scroll details but it feels a bit too busy with the incredibly complex crown. Still, it’s powerful and intriguing.
Thorns and blood red and ravens – what’s not to like? I’m not certain if the little red bits are petals, red leaves, or shards of broken dreams, though. Wonderful font, but a bit too much ‘glossy’ for my taste. But everything else works together. I appreciate the shift in focus between the elements, giving depth. The little bit of white in one raven’s beak is a bit distracting, though.