Aelwyd has worked hard to become strong. As the Fairest One of Vallenthar, her power is formidable. Years of battle honed her into a fearsome warrior who never falters in front of an enemy. However, there are shadows that when they come, they can swallow you whole. After a hundred years of praying against it, the minute she walks into the chilling scene of death in front of her, she knows her personal nightmare is back.
He nearly destroyed her once, but she isn’t a victim anymore. This time, she will stop him, or she will die trying.
Dalbran knows nothing of friends, joy, or mischief. The orphaned ward of a ruthless warrior woman, she’s never showed him love or affection. Instead she fills his days with learning the art of battle, savage teachings of how to survive in their harsh world. Days are filled with pain and exhaustion, but nighttime used to be his own. Even that is now lost, though, for something lurks in the shadows of sleep, clawing at him the moment his eyes close. He tells himself it’s okay, that he can handle it. However daunting the voices may be, however cold the hand that chokes him in the darkness, as long as it stays within the nightmare, everything will be all right.
As long as it stays within the nightmare…
As promised earlier this week, today is the cover and blurb launch for my first novel, The Razvak Hunter.
I am particularly fond of this cover and I must say it has come a long way from my first original design. Those of you who have been following my blog might have noticed the progressive changes the teaser format has gone through. Yes, the cover has suffered them as well. I guess my designer’s soul was never quite happy with the results every time, so I just kept changing it.
This is also the reason why I’m finally releasing it here. Publication is a great deterrent so if I ever fall out of love with it in the future (fingers crossed I won’t), the temptation to change it won’t be bigger than me.
Back cover is also ready, although I won’t be releasing a paperback in quite a while. It’s an interesting endeavor when you are trying to create the cover for YOUR book. I’ve done several for other authors, but for some reason, yours is always the hardest. However, if you keep in mind the core requisites for any cover, you will be alright. Let’s remember them:
- Does it look professional?
- Does it convey your genre?
- Is it eye-catching enough to get your reader’s attentions among the gazillion other covers that are available online?
Remember that the cover will pretty much be the base of your future branding, so it IS important (for more about that, check my Cover Design series here).
But back to our main theme: The Razvak Hunter is officially covered! Yay!