So I've been spending a lot of time working on the David Eddings Wiki, about the fantasy author. A lot of it has been collecting images of international covers of his books.
What is UP with the French? All the covers are weird, random images. Cat people, surreal Dali-esque landscapes, naked duded. Nothing to do with the very standard sword/sorcery novels they put these covers on.
If you think that is strange you should see the Russian and Polish versions of sci-fi/fantasy stuff. Ever seen their posters for Star Wars?