Title: Absent Hero
Above Title: Gone To Wonder: Episode One
Author (bottom of cover): Z.T. Burian
File: MUST BE 1563x2500, JPG
The novel is about a steampunk/celtic theme park - think celtic symbols and gears. This is the first part of a series, so the design should included elements that can be replicated for visual continuity (font, overall esthetic, iconography).
Idea #1 - From a key scene: a girl and boy (17 & 19, both in modern, casual clothing) silhouetted in a doorway of light in the middle of a huge gear. This is the first threshold the main character crosses.
Idea #2 - Another important scene, a 17-year-old girl (seen from behind) with short, dark hair, wearing average clothes and a pair of goggles, facing a towering animatronic “knight” made of gray stone flecked with copper and wielding a sword.
Other elements to consider, as background touches or iconography:
- A fox leads the main character onward.
- 8-toothed gear with a piece missing between the top tooth and the next tooth, perhaps with celtic designs etched onto it.