Another new cover

August 14, 2014 Publishing/marketing, The Fire Mages 4

When I arranged for the cover for ‘The Plains of Kallanash’ with Streetlight Graphics, there was a lead time of several months. So, thinking ahead to the release of the next book, ‘The Fire Mages’, I thought I’d better get on and book it early, so I wasn’t held up waiting for it. Inevitably, a slot came up much sooner than I expected, so, lo and behold, I have another cover to reveal.

‘The Fire Mages’ is set in a different part of the same world, and is more town-based, so I wanted a more built-up feel to the cover. However, the designer, Glendon Haddix, has kept the turbulent sky, fonts and layout to give a very ‘series’ feel to the two covers, even though they’re both stand-alone books. And he’s taken the ‘fire mage’ aspect to produce a very striking image which captures both the fantasy and romance elements. I think he’s done a great job.

Here are the two covers side by side for comparison:

4 Responses to “Another new cover”

  1. Loni Townsend

    Very nice. You’re right, it does give it a series look. I was surprised to read that they weren’t part of one (sorry, I look at pictures first). The glow in the center also has a similar lens flare. They were well done! You might consider entering them (after publication) to Joel Friedlander’s e-book cover design awards to see how he comments.

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