There are few moments to an author that are more exciting than the book cover reveal, that moment when you get to show off the fabulous art and design for the book you’ve worked on for so long. Even more exciting is getting to reveal your very first book cover. As I’ve announced recently, I’ve sold a trilogy of books to Darin Bradley at Resurrection House. The first book in the series is King of Shards. The cover design, minus a few small edits, is below. Isn’t it fantastic? The background artwork is by Leon Tukker. The talented young artist is from the Netherlands and is only 22 years old! Check out his portfolio. This kid’s amazing! His artwork is perfect for the cover, really capturing the sense of the book. King of Shards will be out this Fall, 2015.
And here’s what King of Shards is all about:
Across the ineffable expanse of the Great Deep float billions of shattered universes, the Shards. Populated with vengeful demons and tormented humans, the Shards need Earth to survive just as plants need water. Earth itself is kept alive by thirty-six righteous people, thirty-six hidden saints known as the Lamed Vav. Kill but a few of the Lamed Vav and the Earth will shatter, and all the Shards that rely upon it will die in a horrible cataclysm.
When Daniel Fisher is abducted on his wedding day by the demon king, Ashmedai, he learns he is a Lamed Vav, one of the hidden righteous upholding the world. The demon Mashit has usurped the throne of demonkind from Ashmedai and has been systematically murdering the Lamed Vav. On a desert-covered Shard teeming with strange creatures, pursued by a fearsome demon army, Daniel and Ashmedai, saint and demon, must join forces to stop Mashit before she destroys all of existence. Daniel’s survival means he must ally with evil Ashmedai. Yet who but a saint – a Lamed Vav – can save the world?