I'm going to go all sentimental a bit, because writing and editing it (just ask my editor) has been one hell of a journey; but this post has nothing to do with writing, and instead we'll take on the "Dragon Wars" cover.
First, I thought a drawing of the Adventure Quest Worlds newbie area would be nice; and I also thought that putting in tendrils that popped out of the ground, which was symbolic of the inequitous system in-game, would be great, too. Notice that the title is still Quest Adventure.
But then I just thought it didn't fit the storyline, so I ultimately scrapped it.
Next, I tried to be more in-depth with my protagonist with regards to the cover art, as I did write the whole novel in the first person; so I came up with this:
And then I made one for a CD cover because I'd be selling it in ebook form, too:
But then it was all too plain now--the fonts weren't edgy, the colors were to monotonous, and it just didn't fit the novel. Plus the title was too close to the game's title and it made it seem like fanfiction and not fiction inspired by the game.
So, my editor and I came up with this:
And it's pretty kick-ass if I do say so myself.