I never pictured Rand so BUFF
If you read a lot of fantasy novels I'll bet at some point you've
1. Looked at the cover
2. Wondered "Is that ...? Nah, it can't be!...No seriously, what were they thinking?
3. Taken a closer look at hair colour, clothes, setting in the vain hope it's not who you think it is
4. Thought back to earlier books in the series in a desperate attempt to think of someone else it could be
5. Resigned yourself to a little giggle everytime you see the cover
It's happened to me for the Wheel of Time series. Conan the Barbarian has a lot to answer for.