Heyo! Sorry I couldn’t get to this earlier but here ya go!
There is so much going on in this cover. WAYYYYYYYY too much. There’s texture, color, patterns, shapes, different fonts, different sizes, and then this really random blue spot in the middle of the red. But for more specifics…
I don’t know what texture was used for the image but it’s not doing what it needs to do. It’s just making the image look more cluttered than it was before and not in a good way.
The text/font is odd. It’s hard to see because it blends in, the texture to it looks unprofessional and overly dramatic by the time you come to the words "the end’. Plus, I didn’t even realize the word “of” was even on the cover until I stared at it for a good two minutes. I just thought it was called, “the beginning, the end”.
The pattern and shapes are weird for this. You have hands and bodies that give the feeling of ghosts, demons or possibly zombie-like entities. Then you have this eye thing slapped in them middle of it. These are two concepts that probably should’ve been executed in two different ways instead of combining them together.
The font on the bottom that was used wasn’t bad, but again, DESIGNERS! TAGLINE IS NEVER LARGER THAN THE AUTHORS NAME. And furthermore, if they were going to put the tagline like that, they should’ve put your name at the top and separated the text so it didn’t look like it was running together in this case, where it does.
As for the feeling of the cover, it is horror, but it needs A LOT of work to satisfyingly reach that “horror” or “suspense” feeling that usually goes with the genre.
I don’t know who designed this cover for you but this is easily the best cover that I’ve seen on this thread so far. The color palette is consistent, the graphics are there but not overwhelming, the elements of the image are intriguing and have solid focal points, the border, font, and decals are amazing and not only center and ground the image the way that it needs to be, but it also offers a deeper character to the story. Honestly, whoever designed this cover for you needs to be given an award because they are good at what they do.
If I could make only two suggestions on this cover it would be: 1. change the title a little bit more so it has more of a white element and it makes it a little easier for your eyes to spot, and 2. the border line on the right edge is off just the tiniest bit. Nothing huge, but if you look at the cover, you might notice it. Otherwise, (while I’m not a fan of it usually being this way) the font worked well for both title and name, the fire was just right, the wings were noticeable, but not consuming, and it really hit that “possible magic, adventure, action, intrigue”, kind of vibe.