The Air Awakens cover was absolutely breathtaking. I was so lucky to find my artist, Meril (zwxArt), and working with her has been a joy. For book two, I knew we were in for something quite special.
Most cover artists read a few blurbs, or just a short summary of the book. So I can’t believe that Meril reads ALL of my manuscripts. We joke, but it’s really true, she’s my official fan artist!
After reading the manuscript I give Meril some loose direction and she prepares some concepts. For Fire Falling, these initial sketches were adjusted and discussed between us. What symbolism can we include? What elements should be on the cover? Multiple aspects were combined from each preliminary sketch to make the final concept. Then Meril takes that rough and gives it life.
For book two I really wanted our sorcerer prince and resident Firebearer, the Crown Prince Aldrik, on the cover. He stands with Vhalla Yarl, our main character. As you can see, she looks quite different from the cover of the first book. But, how does she get here? Well, you’ll have to read and find out!
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