Chaz Brenchley was nonplussed when his German publishers sent him the cover design for the second volume of their edition of the Books of Outremer: it had no discernable relationship with his book:

Der Kreis des Verderbens - cover image

He even tried offering:

there's a small and worthless prize for the first person who can find a giant golden bird anywhere in the second half of Tower of the King's Daughter...
but no-one could help.

At last, artist Mark Harrison has come to the rescue. He confirms:

Yes, it is one of my paintings - originally commissioned by Doubleday in the US for Sky Trillium by Julian May.

Sky Trillium - by Julian May

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