I love that when I was younger and everyone always said "Don't judge a book by its cover!" and I listened. I think I actually enjoy books with terrible covers more than awesome ones, it's like it sets the bar slightly lower for me so when the book is good I'm pleasantly surprised.
That being said, this book looks awesome! That wizard is giving me such a smugly skeptical look. Must read.
So the cover has NOTHING to do with this book. It's mostly about a drunken lout with a vague background that is only ever hinted at (and a page of explanation about 3 pages from the end of the book) who kills and kills and kills. Lots of rather boring violence; I ended up skimming the last half of the book.