Thank you all for your input on the cover designs I have submitted over the past months! It has been quite helpful.
The final cover may not bear a close resemblance to the previous iterations, but the design evolved out of all the suggestions I received and from my own ideas of how the book ought to be reflected on the cover.
When I have a review blurb for the book, it will be going below the title in small text. Until then, though, that part of the cover must remain a great big empty space. Sigh... :-)
See if you can read the word in the shadows...