I love this cover for the newly-released A Song for No Man's Land.
The first in a series of dark fantasy novellas by Andy Remic is set in the trenches of World War I, and follows the plight of Robert Jones, facing a "a nightmarish demonic force [and] fighting an impossible war against an enemy that shouldn’t exist".
Jeffrey Alan Love's design captures, for me, this perfectly with his treeghost - the image of a ruthless character, partly solid, but ragged around the edges and a smoky texture which suggests the smoke of the battlefield. The red dots remind me both of blood and the red poppies that grew on the Flanders fields, memorialized by veterans and remembrance groups.
Love is an award-winning designer who has worked with an impressive array of clients including Tor.com, HarperCollins and Scholastic. Read all about the design process for A Song for No Man's Land and the the companion novellas Return of Souls and Iron Beast on Tor's website.