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Post your favorite cover from your books
and explain why it’s your favorite.
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This is going to be super difficult to write up. Which of my covers is my favorite? I love each. My designer did an amazing job on each one. Each one is a window into the pages contained in the work they clothe. One utilizes my own photograph, the rest are visions from inside my dreams. How do you choose?
In order to pick, I asked my daughter to look at my covers and choose her favorite. Interestingly, she settled on the one that I leaned toward. Why did she like it? The wolf. I love him, too.
The reason that I lean toward the Trailokya covers is that I thought they would never exist. I believed the visions from my dreams would go unseen, witnessed by myself alone. It truly is difficult to display dreams to others. Whether retelling them in conversation or fiction, justice simply cannot be done. Yet, somehow, in communicating with the designer, in my honest estimation, we accomplished something quite close.
The image depicted is from later parts of the series. The tones of the covers reflect the movement from unknown to know to unknown again–or, the dawn, the day, the evening. Taken together, this cover with it’s sisters creates a triptych. They present a scene full of symbolism, as well as elements of the story as I mentioned prior.
The presence of Argus and the pieces of Maiel’s weaponry, are deeply fun to see illustrated outside of the dreams. The most fun, however, comes in the form of that door. This is the one that scared me most in my dreams. I’ve written about these in other articles, so I won’t go in depth here.
The window of the doors still draw my eye, just as they have in the dreams. Finally seeing them in this world replenishes my curiosity. Honestly, the feeling that I still know so little hangs about my mind in regard to them. The rich symbolism is proof that their meanings run deep. Unpacking all of it will take time. Perhaps a lifetime. Still, they confirm my otherworldly experiences and insist there is importance to them.
Wonder is another aspect of the cover that draws me to it time and again. Speaking of wonder, I wonder what the other authors will have to say and which covers of theirs they’ll choose? Click on their links below to find out. Drop your email in the box at the top right of the page to have this hop delivered to your email directly each Friday. See you next time!