Looking for an ebook & print cover(Createspace) design for an epic fantasy novel. If possible I would like a book mockup as well.
Digital & Print Book(Createspace) cover and also a book mockup.
Trim size - (6x9 Createspace)
Title: Echoes of a Gloried Past
Author: Ken Lozito
Subtitle: Book Two of the Safanarion Order
I'm open to ideas and below are some of the ideas I would like to see in the book cover.
Scene: Cloaked man slamming a black staff into the ground with a beacon of light thrusting into the sky. (I imagine that the perspective is from behind the claoked man.)
In the actual book there is also a Dragon with golden hide. Arena in a city at dusk. (These are optional elements).
Comments: No cartoon-style artwork. I’ve included a number of links to the book cover styles I like. I was initially keen on a landscape type cover design, but I am open to having a cloaked type character figure prominently.
The attached pdf has example images & styles that I like in a book cover.
Below are two excepts from the book if that helps.
Excerpt 1 - Location - in an arena
“People of Khamearra,” Aaron’s voice boomed across the arena. “I am Aaron Jace, the last surviving member of the house Alenzar’seth. The Lords of Shandara have returned to Safanar. I am not your enemy. I fight the tyranny of the Elitesmen that holds you under their boot,” Aaron bellowed and planted the rune-carved staff into the ground. A beacon of light surged from the staff, piercing the night sky in a column of pure white.
Excerp 2 - Location - In an arena.
The notes of the bladesong pierced the air, and all around him glowed white as one voice emerged from all the voices of ancient souls. Aaron pulled the currents of energy from the staff, and a shaft of white light shot forth into the medallion, burning through his shirt. The crystal in the medallion blazed then shot forth the Alenzar’seth family symbol into the night sky. In the heart of Khamearra, home to the High King and the Elite Order, the Shandarian coat of arms of a dragon cradling a single rose blazed upon the night sky for all to see.
A mighty roar streaked through the arena, and the ground behind Aaron thundered and shook almost sending him off balance.
“We heed your, call Safanarion.”
SYNOPSIS - TO BE INCLUDED ON BACK COVER(If it's too big then the first two or three paragraphs will be fine)
I am Aaron Jace of the House Alenzar’seth, the Lords of Shandara. The world of Safanar has been sheltered by the blood and sacrifice of my ancestors but no more, for I am the last.
The Drake, a construct of advanced Hythariam technology, has taken Sarah, and is using our love to change her into an assassin. I am her target. Some have advised me to abandon Sarah to her fate, believing that she is beyond saving, but that is something I won’t do.
Whispers of the return of the Alenzar’seth are spreading throughout Safanar. Nations are mobilizing to rebel against the tyranny of the High King, but there is a grave threat poised to strike the people of Safanar known to only a few. Everything is about to change.
The fall of Shandara may yet spell certain doom for the people of Safanar. The barrier between worlds is failing, and the Hythariam refugees living on Safanar have returned to honor the sacrifices of my family.
Aaron’s quest to save the woman he loves will take him to the very heart of Khamearra. Home of the High King and the Elitesmen Order, where he will find the most unlikely of allies. Time is running out for Sarah. She has only days before she is lost and if Aaron can’t reach her in time, then nothing he can do will save her from what she will become.
Echoes of a Gloried Past is the second installment of the Safanarion Order series, continuing this thrilling action adventure fantasy. The worlds of myth and science will coalesce in this epic tale of action adventure with ancient allies and enemies alike preparing for war.