One of the standout debuts I read last year was Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards. Well, he just revealed the stunning cover art to the sequel, Veil of the Deserters on his Facebook page. The artist is Michael C. Hayes and he does an excellent job of depicting action and hero Braylar mace Bloodsounder, the enchanted two-headed flail that lends its name to the series. The young lady is portrayed strongly and unlike many a ladies in cover art, she isn't wearing a chain-mail bikini but appropriate and armor that covers body parts.
Jeff's a cool guy and a terrific writer. I'm really looking forward to reading this book.