My last post in January mentioned Alex's new project and now in the middle of March, I can report that she has completed 65000 words of this novel. She's aiming for a full length of 80-90000 words, so she's well on the way to having the first draft of this novel complete in 3 months, which is an impressive feat. This book now has a title, "The Alchemist's Box," and will be the first book of the Merchant Blades series. I'll post a brief synopsis soon, but the main reason for this post is to showcase some book cover's that we've commissioned from artists on the Fiverr website. We requested designs from two artists, and below I can reveal the completed covers. We'd love you to vote on which cover you like best, and feel free to leave comments about which you like the best, as they are both very different styles, and we're quite happy with both designs and struggling to decide which one to go with when we launch the book.
15/3/2015 04:36:14 am
I much prefer the first cover because it doesn't show any characters (who actually seem to be coming from some video games!). The first cover gives more space for imagination and is more intriguing (to me). :)
16/3/2015 08:10:25 am
I agree with Benoit. Much prefer number 1. More mysterious, better quality graphics & better representation of the title. Good luck with it. Cheers Sue
17/3/2015 04:58:18 am
Ben, Sue, thanks for the comments, and thanks to everyone who has voted so far. The consensus seems to be for cover 1 at the moment. I think maybe cover 1 looks more like the sort of book cover you might see on the shelves in Waterstones than cover 2, although I do like the artwork of cover 2, and its nice to see someone's interpretation of what the characters might look like. I might find other uses for this artwork, maybe for other promotional purposes (or for the computer game based on the book!), and use cover 1 for the main cover.
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Alex Avrio is an author of Fantasy Adventure stories.