The book layout is 6x9 inches, with an estimates spine width of 1.4 inches. I use the Almendra font on my title page, if that's useful. The mood of the entire book is fairly dark. Likeable characters die (and suffer worse) throughout. I would like to establish that tone with the cover art. While there is magic in the book, it's far from High Fantasy. I've selected elements from a scene in my book I'd like to see depicted for at least two reasons: it will hopefully imply the overall action and conflict of the book, and draw recognition of clear, medieval fantasy elements. The scene in question involves two characters for the purpose of the illustration. One is a human male in plate armor, atop a horse-like steed conjured from smoke and shadow (dark gray or black). The horse should have eerie red eyes. The man's armor is made of an alloy that is not only all black, but actually dims ambient light in a sort of halo effect around it. He wields a long-hafted, spiked mace/Morningstar and no shield. Around his neck is a plumb-sized, ruby pendant that glows with its own red light, hanging from a platinum chain. He wears a horned, bestial/draconic helm covering his head/face. He is in combat with what is most easily described as a stylized, angelic creature. He is slightly larger (perhaps a hand taller) than the human on the horse, and attacking with fury. His skin is a pearlescent white, and the majority of his feathered wings are white as well. However, the plumage along the bottom edges of his wings, as well as his hair and eyes, are metallic gold in color. He is wearing a sort of leather kilt, and bare-chested except for the straps of a crossing, leather harness (to carry his sword on his back). A small, white, pentagonal shield covers where the harness intersects on the front of his chest, marked with the emblem of a purple, crescent moon. The angel is attacking with a large, two-handed sword. In the book, just coming within five feet of the ruby pendant the mounted character is wearing begins to wither any living thing, so the angel is knowingly sacrificing himself, and it might be cool to see signs of this in shriveling of the skin or damage to the wings, but nothing too overt. Although the scene takes place in the midst of a larger battle, I'm open to background choices and colors, though the clear focus should be on the interaction of these two characters.