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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Guild of Assassins

Once again, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn is going through some examples of a popular fantasy trope as featured in the lovely Tough Guide to Fantasyland.  Check out the link for his take, then down below I’ll talk about the … Continue reading

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Some Cover Tweaks

Since we’ve been hacking at the book 2 physical cover, trying to make it fit and look right, a few tweaks have come up — including ones that I decided should be passed on to the ebook.  So my apologies … Continue reading

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Book Spine and Backplate, Book 2

This is the last post for the book 2 cover, starting with the completed ebook cover:

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Book 2 Cover Process #3

The cover is almost done.  Just a day or two now, I think.  But since the artist is out doing holiday shopping, I figured I might as well get this post out of the way with the most recent process.

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Culture Composites: Illane

Erica asked me to do Riddian next, but I had to veto that — we don’t see the province of Riddian until Book 3, whereas we start Book 1 in the city-states of Illane.  And I actually have a map … Continue reading

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Book 2 Cover Process #2

First off: apologies for being away so long.  My computer monitor died, I ordered a new monitor and computer, then the monitor came but needs an adaptor, then my iPad died, and now I’m on a library computer still waiting … Continue reading

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Book Spine and Backplate, Book 1

Hi there, everyone who just showed up because Pauline M Ross is awesome!  Nice to see you.  I wasn’t planning on posting tonight — it’s a work night and my feet are sore — but then I remembered I had … Continue reading

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Book 2 Cover Process #1

Back to the fun thing I like to call ‘nitpicking my artist until she drives across state lines to stab me with a kitchen knife’! Previously, on The Cover of Book 2:

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Halion Critters 2

Since my artist friend sketched up a few more images of my creatures, I’m sharing them here with blurbs like last time.

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Akarriden and Spirit Blades

The world of Halci is home to a variety of magics, each of which lend themselves differently to the practice of crafting magical weapons.  While the most unusual might be the akarriden blade, the others bear mentioning if only for … Continue reading

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