Friday, August 26, 2011

Thoughts behind covers

On one of my earlier posts (Queen of the Sylphs cover on 2 Jun 11), a reader named Pam made a comment that she loved the cover, but wished that Solie had red hair in it, since she is a redhead.  Very good point, Pam.

It's my fault that she doesn't.  When Dorchester asked me if I had any thoughts for the cover, I suggested they use blue. My reasoning was, there's been a predominant colour tone on each of the books so far. There was black for the first, showing the direness of the situation. There was red for the second, showing the passion of the characters, and the blue is in the third as a sign of the sorrow. It's also a nod to Claw, who has blue hair and is a predominant character in this book. At least, that's my logic in looking at it.

BTW, the men at the bottom are just dropped in there, but I can't not look at them and name them. Left to right (starting with the one who has a face) they're Claw, Mace, Ril, Heyou, and Dillon. At least, I think they are. The two shadowy ones in the back are probably Wat and Blue.

1 comment:

  1. I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but WOWZA! I can’t remember the last time I got a book and was so surprised; the pictures online really don’t do Queen of the Sylphs justice! What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to get reading. :-)