New Cover Design for The Cradle of the Gods!

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New Cover Design for The Cradle of the Gods!

The new cover for The Cradle of the Gods is done! I’m very happy with the way it turned out. A big thank you for the cover design by Jess Stutheit. Check out her work at www.StutheitDesigns.com Email address is Info@StutheitDesigns.com. She will also be creating the full cover for the hard copy release in November, She is even going to do a bookmark design for the upcoming Thought Bubble Festival  on the 23-24 November in Leeds.

I have also included a pronunciation guide in the back of the book. I am not too bothered by how someone pronounces the main character’s names, but I had quite a few people ask how I pronounced Ghile. So, in it goes!

Let me know what you think about the new cover!

A walk through the Cradle

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Yesterday I took some of my scouts on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. The challenge comes in when you try to complete the walk in under twelve hours. Follow the link for the details on the hike.

The reason I’m including this on my blog, is it reminded me where a lot of my inspiration for descriptions of the Cradle in my book came from. It made me realize how much information we take in as we go about our lives and don’t even realize it. At least not until we stop and start digging around in there looking for something.

One of the comments about “The Cradle of the Gods” mentions “hints of Highlander”. I’m not sure if he was referring to the part played by the soulstones or the setting, but if it was the setting and it made him think of the film Highlander, he was not far off.

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Knight Justice Finngyr

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Knight Justice Finngyr

This is a sketch I did in pencil. It is of the dwarven Knight Justice Finngyr from my book, “The Cradle of the Gods”. It is part of the new cover design I’m currently having made for the hard copy release.