The cover was a delight to illustrate... I sent them a number of ideas, and mentioned that the 'snake' theme was a favorite of mine. They went with it, so we have a cover image of a snake pit, with various objects representing the 'Seven Deadlies'. The cover designer did a really nice job incorporating text into this rather busy image; I was glad he used the mask, rather than just chop the illustration from the title. Very tasteful!