Fantasy covers have to juggle the concept of providing a window to a whole fantasy world with one visually attractive representation. Below are 4 cover designs that visually represent their stories and the fantasy genre well.
It’s hard to browse through a fantasy section and not find at least one cover with dragons on it. It is, however, a little harder to find a cover that doesn’t depict dragons as evil, human eating creatures that need to be destroyed. That’s one thing that really makes this cover stand out; instead of a knight frozen forever in a battle to the death with a dragon, this cover shows the two at peace. Instead of raising a sword, it appears the knight is raising a glass, perhaps in tribute, perhaps in friendship. The dragon looks down at him, a subtle smile on his face and wisdom in his eyes. In the background there is a piece of paper, a handwritten text of some kind, and from the title in the foreground, it can be assumed that this paper has something to do with the secret of the dragon. Already the cover has dispelled a stereotype and enticed the curiosity of the reader, which is what makes this such an enchanting image.