The new cover for The Nothing Sword is now available on Amazon.
As with the The Towers, this one was created by the kind and talented Micah Vetter of Vetter Design Co. Here's the sketch I gave her to start with and then the final version she created.
You can see the thematic elements between books now, tying together the flowering vines and gold highlights. The Nothing Sword itself is hard to depict. In the book I describe it as little more than a shadow, worn so thin with evil that you can barely see it. That's hard to show on a cover, obviously. So I came up with the maze idea to try to solve that, allowing Micah to depict the sword as a gap in the maze. I also wanted to bring out the kind of madness and confusion of Kor, so it serves two purposes.
The cover reveal for book three is coming next week as we build up to the August 12 release date. Excited to share it!
Today the new cover for The Towers is live on Amazon.
I'm excited to share it, but it also makes me a little sad. The original cover is still awesome. I know for a fact that people have taken a chance and read The Towers just because of the cover. But the original artist / designer / friends of mine who did both The Towers and The Nothing Sword covers weren't available to do this third one. They did the previous two just out of the kindness of their hearts, and they, like me, have more children and less time now.
But now that I'm at the end of this trilogy, I want the three books to have a more unified look and feel, something I didn't think about years ago when I was telling my friends what I wanted the covers to be. So I'll be sharing all three new covers in the next month, including a preview of The Nameless King cover before it comes out on August 12. All these covers were made by Micah Vetter and they are all awesome. If you need a really talented artist, work with her (http://www.micahvetterdesign.com). Below you can see two photos, one that shows the original sketch that I gave her as a starting place, and the other to show what she turned that into.
Her version is better.
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