I've finished my fantasy novel and received final edits. Having never written fantasy before, I seek some opinions about the two cover choices I have settled on. I have not seen a request similar to this here before and hope my request is not out of line.
Brief synopsis to qualify the cover:- Angus MacDonald (26), an American with Scottish roots, ventures to Culloden Battlefield in Scotland for an archeological dig with his godfather who is a historian in Edinburgh. Unbeknown to him, gods have influenced thoughts to entice him to the site. They find an ancient blue pendant, a MacDonald clan relic, and it attracts Angus to the place it was lost when old Lord MacDonald died under British fire. The pendant actually found Angus. One thing leads to another and Hades, soon appears to threaten mankind. Angus becomes a reluctant hero and dramatic events occur when Hades follows him back to Washington. The White House and Congress Building are threatened, and so on and so on.
I attach two covers with different titles and subs. One has a teaser included.
May I ask which cover appeals to my friends here? Specifically, the adding of the 'teaser,' and the variance with titles?
Thanks heaps for any help. Rob