Saturday, August 10, 2013

What is that on my book cover?

I've been really blessed to have great covers for both of my books: Mark of Royalty and The Knight of Redmond. I've had a lot of people ask about them, and compliment me on them. I wish I could take credit for the great artwork, but I really don't have much of a say when it comes to cover design. My publisher takes care of that and they have some great designers.

I was really pleased when I saw the cover for The Knight of Redmond. As a matter of fact, I was surprised that it matched the characters so well--right down to Lily wearing her green cloak. I've also had a lot of people compliment on Wren, the knight on the cover. He is an intriguing character and the cover matches him perfectly. That said, I did receive one question about the cover art depicting Wren which I had to do a little research on before I could answer it. The question was: "What is the metal ring below Wren's face?"

My first thought was that it was a ring attached to Wren's breastplate armor. That idea seemed to be the general opinion of others as well. But we were wrong. The audio version of The Knight of Redmond actually has a broader view where we can get a better look at what that metal thing is.

I know the colors are not the best because this is just a snapshot of my audiobook cover. If you look carefully you'll see that the metal ring is not a part of Wren's armor, but is the pommel of a sword which he is holding. It blends in nicely with the armor behind it, so it's kind of hard to distinguish, but nonetheless--that's what it is.

Another mystery solved.


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