The cover’s been completed — wow, was that fast! I didn’t expect to have that ready yet. I’m not even finished proofreading! Shoot, I even revised one scene last night! I guarantee this book is coming out in February, probably early February.
Meanwhile, I thought you might like an early look at the cover.
Here’s the initial sketch:
Obviously I said No, no, the dragon must have FEATHERS. I also suggested changing the palette from all blues to warmer colors by using sunrise or sunset colors. Here’s the final version —
I think that’s very attractive, very eye-catching — I do love the warm colors. The cover artist even tracked down the unusual font used on the Floating Islands cover, which is great.
Here’s the website of the cover artist, by the way.
Keep an eye out at Amazon and wherever. I’ll let you know when it drops, of course.
Also, I will be putting this one out wide, not enrolling it in Kindle Unlimited. That’s what I think is best for a book that is the sequel to a title that came out via traditional publication and is available everywhere. So Sphere won’t be in KU, sorry, but it will be broadly available. I do need to actually remember to go over to Draft to Digital and put it out through them as well as through Amazon, but even if I don’t get that done the same day I hit “publish” at KDP, it should at least happen the same week.
Again, still proofreading, but I will aim for the first half of February.
Also, I’ve now ordered the first cover for the Tenai trilogy …