YOU DID THE COVER ART!?!?!? I read the book because of the cover! GOOD JOB!! (though the ending pissed me off SOOOOOOOO much!) Major props and huggles for the artist. (yes I am A guy and I said "huggles" get over it.. Xp)
this reminds me a lot of the pick i have seen in many of my books about the Norway or Russo-Finnish War of 1940, which showed 2 snipers in the snow from the Finnish Ski Troops preparing for an ambush of a Russian Convoy - something the ski troops were bloody good at to put it mildly. very reminiscent of it indeed - was that intentional?