My question concerns the ubiquitous hooded man of fantasy-cover-land.
When reading a book does it upset you to have the face of the main protagonist eyeing you from the cover? Keep in mind that the face on the cover might not be the same as the one the text paints for you. Do you want to see Aragorn, or Gemmell's Druss the Legend, or Hobb's assassin Fitz, looking out at you. Or when it comes down to it is the oft-maligned hood a blessing, allowing your imagination free rein to paint its own picture on the shadows beneath?
Here's another Jorg, this one from the Dutch cover
And from Livinmynovels on deviantart
Another from Livinmynovels on deviantart
Another from XonetruedemonX on deviant art
And from aurenwolfgang on deviant art