I could tell you that I was feeling nice and wanted to satisfy your curiosity about the art from the cover, but the truth is, I can't wait. It's just too awesome. Casey Edwards has outdone himself. So it's not me doing you a favor, it's me being twelve years old and wanting to show off :)
So, here are stages from the pending cover -- not all of them, mind you. I'll show you guys the final art once the book is ready. But for now, I thought it'd be fun to show the process we went through getting to the final art.
And that's as much as I'm willing to show you for now. The final art is nearly ready, and once it is, it'll get uploaded along with the book metadata to Bowker (the ISBN people) and Ingram (the book catalog people), and will begin showing up on Amazon for presale.
I'm also contemplating making prints of the final art available -- would you buy one? Comment or email and let me know!