Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Warrior and the Holy Man

Introducing Haveshi Yellowcrow and Latan the Clerk:
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Mominur Rahman | http://illuminatedimages.co.uk/
I've been wanting a better cover for The Warrior and The Holy Man ever since I released it, so I put Mominur Rahman, the artist who did the Daughter of the Wildings and new Urdaisunia covers, on the job, and I love what he came up with. Above is the ebook version; below is the full wrap-around:
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Mominur Rahman | http://illuminatedimages.co.uk/
Since Warrior and Holy Man is short fiction, at the moment I'm not planning to release a paperback edition. Eventually I'll put together a collection of all my Estelend short fiction (Haveshi and Latan's stories, A Cure for Nel, Tales of Azara, and whatever else I might write) and use this as the cover for the paperback of that.

The landscape I used for the original cover is cool, but it really didn't work very well with the lettering, and it didn't convey anything about the story. For me, stories are mainly about characters, and so I like to see the characters on the cover. Stock art that's usable for fantasy characters can be hard to find (though I love the work that Design by Katt did for the Chosen of Azara and Sarya's Song covers), especially if you aren't using the standard fantasy-type characters, and especially especially if you tend to have a lot of mixed-ethnicity couples like I do, like Silas and Lainie (Daughter of the Wildings), Eruz and Rashali (Urdaisunia), and Haveshi and Latan. That's where having an illustrator who does amazing work, like Mominur Rahman, comes in handy!

If you want to get to know Haveshi and Latan a little better, check out these previous blog posts:

Character Interview with Haveshi Yellowcrow
Character Interview with Latan the Clerk
Sneak Peek: The Path of Haveshi Yellowcrow
Sneak Peek: The Path of Latan the Clerk

Currently, The Warrior and the Holy Man is available exclusively at Amazon, $2.99 for the ebook or, if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership (U.S. only) or Amazon Prime, you can read it for free!

Don't have a Kindle? Never fear! You can download the free Kindle reading app for PC, Mac, Android, and iPad/iPod/iPhone; read in the Amazon Cloud Reader, or, since all my ebooks are DRM-free, you can download free Calibre ebook management software to convert my Kindle books into epub format for your Nook, Kobo, Sony, or iDevice.

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