It's a cover reveal kind of week this week, so today I'm bringing you (forcing on you?) another cover I've had the pleasure of working on recently. The process of designing the cover for a sequel without having worked on the first book is always a fun challenge for me, the goal to make it stand on its own while still incorporating recognizable elements of the first cover to ensure they have a similar feel.
Uncovering Cobbogoth is the first book in Hannah L. Clark's young adult fantasy series and the foundation off which I needed to base The Lemorian Crest. Both Hannah and I loved the star graphic with the jewels behind the title, so we wanted to make sure the new design had a similar line art element as a focal point. We also wanted to simplify, playing up color and texture as is highlighted on Uncovering Cobbogoth while allowing the title and background graphics to be a bit more easily decipherable. I hope you guys like what we've done with The Lemorian Crest!
After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.
When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.
Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.
You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!