Front Cover Thursday? (I’m reaching here…)

Here it is, the cover for Bloodlust: The Blades of Khazak Khrim

Bloodlust: The Blades of Khazak Khrim Cover

Bloodlust: The Blades of Khazak Khrim Cover

Pretty awesome, eh? Dan Barclay delivers as usual!

Here are a some of the mockup covers we went through.


This is a little discussion piece, basically a mockup that Dan did while we chatted, highlighting the basic composition.


This is Dan’s first attempt at the background, pretty much nailed it on the first go. I like the water/foam effect, and the blue is very striking.


Here we are with the first attempt at putting the swords and background together. In this version the swords just overwhelm the background, which is not what we wanted.


This version is one of the three versions that Dan tried before coming up with the final cover. You can see he is experimenting with various tints and transparencies. Also note that there are only 11 swords, whereas in the final version we have 12, placed like points on a clock.

Book should be out tomorrow folks.  Let me know if you want a review copy.


2 comments on “Front Cover Thursday? (I’m reaching here…)

  1. Phil says:

    I have just finished reading the book and its really great but I really have to add that there are so many spelling errors that even as a non native speaker it really becomes trouble some at some point. So next time please publish 2 weeks later with less error.
    Sorry I just had to add it since it has become a real problem and it makes a good book look bad.

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