The Five Warriors. A well-known tale for fans of The Four Worlds Series.
Five Warriors. Five motives. One impossible quest. What could go wrong?
Published in 2015, I loved the original cover of The Five Warriors, but I wanted to take it to the next level, especially with the rapid release schedule I have in mind for 2018.
Hence, I brainstormed with the Lori Follett, the brilliant owner of Hell Yes Design Studio.
The cover had to convey the fantasy genre and pull readers in. The Five Warriors includes many epic battles, but the most significant items are their enchanted weapons. The weapons are symbolistic throughout the rest of the series and is something I wanted to highlight. After all, who doesn’t love a cover with a sword on it?
Floating in the background is the Clyear of Power which looks similar to a Pegasus when it’s in it’s flesh form.
Without further ado I give you the cover for The Five Warriors.
If you already own The Five Warriors you can update your cover on Kindle by following the instructions here.
Otherwise, grab your copy and come along for an adventure!
The Five Warriors – ebook
The Five Warriors – paperback
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Before the legend of the Jeweled Sword…
Before the power of the Green Stone was released…
Before the war between the mortals and immortals…
There was Myran. This is her tale.
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Darkness has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the prophecy concerning the One to come true.
Born into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her parents are murdered before her eyes.
Adopted by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.
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Note: Read this book after you’ve read Eliesmore and the Green Stone.
When I was 13 years old I wrote the first draft of the book of Eliesmore.
800 pages. Written by hand.
The book was a monster divided into three parts.
I can’t remember how long it took me to finish the book, likely the better part of a year.
What I do remember is how fun it was to write the book.
Now, 15 years later, I experienced that same nostalgia as I typed out the digital version of Eliesmore and The Green Stone.
While the story is vibrant, full of rich characters and lush scenery, I wanted to keep the book cover focused on one key element. The Green Stone.
About the Book
Run, run as fast as you can. Never stop…
Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.
Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.
But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:
Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?
Here’s a sneak peek of Chapter One.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the end of The Five Warriors the first chapter is a HUGE plot reveal so…do what you need to do, go finish The Five Warriors (and leave a review here).
I’ll be sitting around waiting…just kidding…I’ll be writing.
Year 762. Castle Range.
He lay in the grass, listening to the crashing waves of Oceantic. They roared about him, a sound he was weary of hearing. He should have been grateful he had finally washed up on dry land, but dread sat heavy on his heart. There was a reason he had run through the portals all those years ago, and now he was right back where he had started with nothing to show for hundreds of years of work. His body repaired itself as he lay, feeling the skin cover his shadow, hiding his true form. Straight black hair fell to his shoulders, and his eye color changed from red to black. He was beautiful, and already he imagined the stars gathering to worship him once again. He kept his eyes closed, folding his hands across his naked chest as he waited.
A cold shadow fell over his body, blocking out the warm rays from the sun. “So.” A voice laughed bitterly. “You have returned.”
He opened his eyes. They stood over him. His brother and sister. He was too weak to challenge them, his body too broken to flee through the portals again, if they were still open. He much doubted it. He had tried to close them after he went through, leaving only remnants.
“Can you speak?” his sister asked, prodding him with her specter.
He groaned in response as anxiety built inside. He opened his mouth. No words came out, it would take time for his body to heal, and in time his brother and sister would rip him apart.
“I see,” she went on, her tone settling into a deadly calm. “You need time to heal. Time you will have. It is my turn to speak now, to make you aware of what you have done. You are selfish. You only think of yourself and your wishes. Don’t you realize we are in this together? You have shown the mortals our hand, you have displayed our weaknesses to them. What did you think you could do in the Western World? Think of the nothingness you accomplished. Because of you the mortals know our shadows. It is your fault they know our powers. You have ruined us. It will take twice as long to deceive them into giving the world to us. A world you will have no place in. You have disgraced yourself. It is my command now. No more poison. No more portals. No more transformed creatures. You are our prisoner. You are our slave. You will only do what we command for eternity. Understand?”
Words did not come out. He saw his brother lift the black pitchfork. The same kind of pitchfork he’d designed for his Gims. The razor edges glinted in the sunlight. Birds sang in the breeze. Waves lapped on the shores. It seemed too calm, too peaceful. The sharp edges sliced through his healing body and, unable to scream, he tumbled into darkness.
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Attention Ladies and Gentlemen!
The wait is over!
It’s time to unveil the official book cover for The Blended Ones.
I can’t lie, I was pretty nervous about the cover and how it would turn out.
You see, I hired a new designer, which is a no-no for a book series. Although each book is different, they have to look like they belong together.
I knew the cover had to capture the vibe of the book and keep the same ambiguity The Five Warriors has.
While The Five Warriors is a great epic tale, The Blended Ones is completely different.
- The cast is made up of teenagers.
- The story is set in the Eastern World (yes, there is a new map).
- The villain in this tale is quite subtle, but prepare to have your mind blown.
While I’ve known for a while what I wanted the book cover to be, I wasn’t sure anyone would be able to pull it off exactly the way I wanted. But when I saw it, my jaw dropped.
A special thanks goes to WickedBookCovers for turning my vision into a reality.
A vicious monster rising out of the sea.
Two islands in the background, one lush and tropical, the other with a castle rising above all.
The Horse Lords are searching for a hidden army.
The Treasure Hunters are collecting clues in their quest to find power.
Twins sisters are simply casualties in the growing unrest in the Eastern World.
So begins the tale of blended ones. They are those whose blood is mixed between people groups, blood lines, mortals, and immortals.
The Blended Ones is now available for pre-order (paperback only). Order your copy today!
The final cover is finally here!
Thanks to Rashina Bhula for bringing my descriptions to life. If you’re searching for a cover design or any other branding and design work, you can find her here.
And now here’s a preview of The Five Warriors to intrigue you:
“Are there beings with the ability to shift forms?” he asked.
She reached out a hand to caress his serious face and laughed lightly. “Why would you ask me that?”
“Tell me, would I know if I saw one?”
“You are serious.” She stood, letting the moonlight filter through the waves of her waist-length hair. “Changers are old beings from the beginning of time, the last scraps of the creator’s spark which formed this World. You would be unlikely to meet one, for they are above us; too distinguished to flirt with the people groups and too haughty to lower themselves to live with the immortals.” Her long fingers rested on the balcony, gripping it tightly as she continued. “If you ever met one it would be unexplainable. They have two forms which makes them indestructible. One is physical and another is spirit.”
“Would you know if you met a Changer?” he pressed. “Are they dangerous?”
She laughed again, her voice rippling gently through the air like the tinkling of silver bells on a crisp night. “Dangerous? There are no creatures in the World more powerful or dangerous.”
“What if I met a Changer. What should I do?”
She turned back to him, bending to take his face in her hands. Her intense gaze met his questioning eyes. “Run as fast as you can and never stop.”
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