Build more than you break. Heal more than you destroy.
But what if chaos can’t be tamed?
I have some exciting news on the book front this week, *cue drumroll* the cover release for Chaos Looming! Coming to stores Oct 1st! This is book one in the Legion of Pneumos series and I couldn’t be more excited about how it turned out!
The cover was designed by the incredibly talented Natalia Junqueira. I had a wonderful time collaborating with her on this project and can’t recommend her highly enough. She was responsive and such an incredible sounding board for my wackadoodle ideas, turning them into the vision before you! So if you’re in the market for a designer, you should definitely check out her page over at Reedsy.
We had a lot of conversations back and forth about the imagery used in the cover. We both really liked the silhouette motif, which has become pretty popular among cover designs lately. In particular, the image of a tree was really symbolic of the way in which Keira and Danny’s pneuma works in sync. For a little background, Pneuma is a form of energy, the power to build and break, heal and destroy. It travels like sound waves on the back of a whistle and cannot itself be seen, only its effects. Danny’s pneuma is the grounding roots spreading deep within the earth, tethering them both to time and place. Keira’s pneuma is like the branches casting out beyond her, wielding its full creative/destructive force, but kept from dissociating by Danny’s tether, rooting them both to the present.
Within the tree silhouette, you can get a sneak peek of Crîd Eálas, the capital city of Loren with the Vindolum visible on the left. The massive fortress serves as the traditional home of the Marians royal family, looming over the capital city below. Also within the tree, we see silhouettes of Keira and Danny. I absolutely love how Natalia drew them and really think she captured the essence of the characters!
Still curious about Loren? Join my mailing list to the right and receive a gorgeous high resolution map of the country! Also, keep a lookout for Chaos Looming, in stores Oct. 1st!
I hope you guys like the cover. Leave a comment below with your thoughts!