Thanks to everyone that participated in this interesting experiment. I appreciate the time spent on the feed back and the suggestions. I also want to thank Mike Fyles for coming up with 2 great pieces of art in the first place!
I have chosen a cover and here are the winners:
From all those commenting, the winner is Erwin K!
From those choosing the same cover that I did, the winner is...
First, I'm gonna explain my thought process on this. I love #1 and the changes made it much better. It is a great action piece and I love it. It also beautifully illustrates a scene in the story. I will make good use of this piece of art.
However, that scene is more of a character piece for the Jade Monk and not part of the main plot and certainly doesn't tie in with the title. For those reasons, I am choosing the mood piece, #2...
The second winner is...
Congratulations to the winners. You will receive a printed copy in the next 4-6 weeks. I will be in contact regarding your addresses.