In the Q&A from the Dust of Dreams re-read SE said he'd hoped the cover for Willful Child was more like a 50's pulp Sci-Fi
...the space ships in battle are now the central image.
The pic of Captain Hadrian didn't work: but don't blame TOR.
My description of what I wanted on the cover included him, but in my mind's eye I saw something out of Fifties' SF pulp covers…
As it stands, the spaceships work in my opinion.
For fun, how about designing a pulpy science fiction cover for Willful Child? Anyone interested?
Here's the chapter he put up on Tor for reference. www.tor.com/blogs/2012/11/stev…