Y’all, I’ve been waiting weeks to share this beauty with you. It has not been easy. BEHOLD: THE COVER OF ELATSOE! My tough Apache nerd has a face! ❤
For a hi-res copy of the cover to use for promotional purposes, click here!
View the full cover & excerpt from chapter three at Tor! Link here!
Rovina Cai is incredible. She created this cover art and illustrated *every* chapter in Elatsoe.
If you read the excerpt and think, “How intriguing! I’m gonna read the whole book!” you’re my hero & here’s where to preorder: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound
This is Irene. She might be tormented. She’s certainly haunted.
Colored pencils and pen. NyQuil made me do it. I have a head cold. It’s miserable!
The Watson to my Holmes***, T. Hueston, commissioned a special piece of art from Needlesslycryptic: Sir Bregga Laydon as the Knight of Swords tarot card. Everything about this art – the colors, the texture, beauty of Bregga’s noble expression – is so gorgeous, I may cry. At the very least, I’ll make it my desktop background. Check out Needlesslycryptic’s tumblr: http://needlesslycryptic.tumblr.com/ It’s a treasure!
By the way, Bregga is a protagonist in the Shining Ascension comic book series, an ongoing fantasy project. Read more about it here and here.
***T. Hueston and I decided that I’m Holmes, because I’m morose, solitary, and intelligent, and Hueston is Watson, because they are brave, wise, and good-hearted. Also, Hueston is a doctor. Obvious choice.
Sir Bregga Laydon, masterfully painted by C. Bedford. Bedford’s ethereal art can be viewed here: http://cbedford.deviantart.com/ Check it out! I also encourage you to view the full-size image above by clicking the picture: from the creases on Bregga’s hands to the links in her chainmail, the details in this portrait never fail to delight me.
The gold eye on Bregga’s chest represents the Bright One. Some worship him as a god, while others believe that he’s a powerful alien with mysterious goals. In issue one of the Shining Ascension comic series, he will break centuries of silence with a message for Bregga …
In the lead-up to issue one (available early 2015), I’ll be posting more character art by exceptional artists, so stay tuned!
Nick Robles has created more glorious character art for Shining Ascension. Nick, you’re awesome! ❤
Maedoc the King’s Son (ax), Caratacos the Magician’s Son (spear), and Bricius the Poet’s Son (crouching) meet Bregga during her quest. Are they friends or foes? You’ll have to read the comic to find out! 😀
The half-brothers will appear in the Shining Ascension series, coming to the Internet early 2015.
Breg defends a ship the only way she knows how: like a boss. This partial battle scene was illustrated by the exceptional Nick Robles. The rest of the action has been cut because it contains spoilers for the upcoming comic book series, Shining Ascension! As the deadline nears, I’ll be posting oodles of art and some teasers for the plot! Stay tuned ❤ Click on the pic for better resolution.