Cover Art

Sep. 24th, 2010 10:56 am
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Cover art by the incredible [ profile] draykonis 

Brydon's quest was simple. Borrow the fabled Gauntlet of Ven-Kerrick, bring it home to prove his worth, marry the princess, and ascend the throne.

He had planned for the dangerous terrain and Redolian assassins, but he did not count on slavers and werewolves. He did not expect the Gauntlet to be missing, nor to find the Kerrick royal family murdered, and he definitely did not anticipate the distractions of a sultry thief and a rescued slave girl.

Luckily, his worst enemy was there to help him out.

Date: 2008-09-24 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Goddess, that is SO beautiful....Why is this book not ACTUALLY published?

Date: 2008-09-25 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because I are too damn lazy to send it out a trillion and one times begging for publication? HAHA!

Date: 2008-09-24 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Guh! That is ... stunning! Awesome.

I shall ... yes, I shall ... get to the story SOON. I am just rounding that last corner of my book, and I should be sending it out *gulp* soon (like, in the next couple of weeks *gasp*).

After that, I can dive into original fiction reading. Yup, yup. Looking forward to this. It sounds fabulous!

Date: 2008-09-24 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2008-09-25 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great pic!

Only one teeny, tiny critique though, and I feel like a real grumpus for pointing it out - the stitching on those seams is awful! People living in pre-industrial times actually sewed a hell of a lot better than that. At this distance you wouldn't even see the stitching.

Otherwise, very nice.

Date: 2008-09-25 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yes, but the seams looked rather dull without them. Think of is more as embroidery to give the clothes more detail

Date: 2008-09-25 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought the stitching was decorative. Brydon's mum is a seamstress, so yeah, his clothes would be functional, but pretty. LOL!

Date: 2008-09-26 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess it could be additional overstitching to give the seams more strength. I gather there have been a couple of finds from the 14th century (some hose) where the seams are overstitched though it's the exception rather than the norm, and I don't think they used that kind of cross-stitching. But in an alternate reality, anything goes.

It doesn't really spoil the picture, aesthetically. It just niggled me a little!

Date: 2008-09-26 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the cover art, but from the stand point of a graphic designer, I suggest that you not do the arch thing with the authors names....also I think they should be a little more discreet.

Also, if there's a back cover I can print out the chapters and make myself a little book! I hate reading on a screen...

Date: 2008-10-31 10:31 pm (UTC)
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