Book cover art is a tricky thing. You want it to be beautiful and show up well on the shelf or the table in the bookstore. You want it to be compelling enough so someone will just have to pick it up and poke through the book. I think Houghton did a nice job on this cover. Unfortuantely the photo is of a prairie falcon and not a gyr-peregrine hybrid but I like the look of the bird and where it’s placed on the cover so I’ll forgive them the species swap.