This is one of the first covers for this new imprint. There is a flight on a “montgolfière” (hot air balloon) near the end of the novel and the editor thought it would be cool to show this somehow on the cover. I went through pages of images of hot air balloons and couldn’t find the right one. They sort of fall into the same category as flowers and sunsets – very hard to not have them look hackneyed. The editor wanted the cover to convey “douceur et de violence, de poésie et d’esprit de vengeance”