I need a cover for a novel. It's a space opera with elements of
fantasy, and it is intended for young adults, adults, and fans of
sci-fi adventure stories and dark fantasy.
I need front and back 7"x10" cover with a 1.08" spine.
The title of the book is "Resplendent Princess". It is the first book
of a planned five-volume series called "Memories of Alsavon" and is
written by Stuart R McCafferty.
The story takes place several centuries in the future, long after
Earth has been shattered in an event called the Cataclysm. Roughly
ninety-five percent of the story takes place aboard a starship on its
way to Mars. There are aliens, dragons, cyborgs, mystics, and space
I would like the cover to give a sense of foreboding. The characters
have existed in a world where morality is relative and not black and
white, but they will be set against a truly evil enemy.
The focus should be on the main character of book one, Athrun
Williams. He's a young man in his early twenties with a darker
olive-skinned complexion. His hair is light brown, and his eyes are
violet. He is the security marshal aboard the passenger liner
Resplendent Princess, a starship owned and operated by an alien
corporation. His uniform is blue with a long coat that reaches to
mid-thigh and fastens up the left side. He wears epaulets on his
shoulders to single him out as the head of security. Williams is
intelligent, tough, and a rare good man in a corrupt galaxy.
Throughout the course of the story, he gets battered and beaten
repeatedly while doing his best to protect his crew and the liner's
passengers against alien creatures and sadistic warriors, so feel
to rough him up. Don't worry, he can take it.
I'm open to looking at a variety of styles. When writing the story, I
drew from many different sources of inspiration, so I'm not fixated
any one particular brand of artwork. Star Wars, Firefly, Lord of the
Rings, Ghost in the Shell, Mass Effect, Babylon 5, Avatar: The Last
Airbender, and even Dungeons & Dragons all have their fingers in
somewhere. If you want to try anything from a photographed actor to
anime inspired rendition, I'll give it a look.
As for the typeface for the title, I'd like it to be bright and
dynamic, something eye-catching. A mention of "Memories of Alsavon:
Book One" should show up. Just stick my name somewhere near the
in little letters; nobody can pronounce it anyway.
On the back cover, I would like the following:
Old Earth has been shattered by the Cataclysm, and humanity has spread
among the stars. Aboard an interstellar cruise liner called the
Resplendent Princess, a force of adventurers known as starhoppers
guard the safety of the passengers. As a forgotten enemy rises to
reclaim the galaxy, the security marshal must do all he can to
those in his care from the deadliest threat the Confederation has
Enlisting the aid of alien mystics, a cyborg soldier, and a crew of
space pirates, they may yet not be enough to stand against the
malice of the firstborn.
The Void always wins in the end