The full cover:
I think all the details have been taken care of, and thank you particulaly to those of you who pointed out the “y” in lady looked like a “t.”
As you see, the sword is more prominent, so that should say FANTASY clearly enough, especially since the sword is referenced in the first paragraphs of the story.
I have to say, with that full moon and the sword, I really think any human figure, especially a woman, would indeed scream URBAN FANTASY, so I’m glad I went for an ambiguously eerie scene with a sword instead. The other two covers should be more fantasy and less literary, yet consistent with this, so that’ll be a challenge.
I am proofing this story today, by the way, with a tiny bit of revision as I go. We are currently watching ice fall out of the sky, so it’s a good thing I have stuff I can do from home. There goes the grit truck! But I will stay in and not test the roads personally.
This is our second snow day this week. Yesterday I finished revising Tarashana, so I am happy to say things are moving right along! In fact, everything is moving along so well that, barring disaster, I kinda think I will most likely release this trilogy in March and Tarashana possibly as early as April and probably not later than May. That will certainly clear a large chunk of the year to work on other things. I don’t mind this finishing work, but I am looking forward to that!