Here is the 'cover art' that I originally sketched out during the first draft of my book FATE. No, I didn't spend much time on it. It was just something for me to look at while writing to help me focus on my MC, Christian. It inspired me a little to keep going.
This is Christian in the cavernous library looking into the 'glowing book'. Behind him you see some of the strange texts containing the 'higher knowledge' the ancient philosophers hid from the world, as well as artifacts. You may be surprised to know that I really do love art, and strive to be a good artist...this isn't a good example of that, of course.