More book covers!

More book cover critiques! I’ve got a green and gold theme going this week.

I love all things filigree, and done right, it can make a striking, whimsical cover. This one does that, while giving place (Paris) without overwhelming. Simple font, stylized framework, and a symmetric, balanced cover. I’m in!

Normally, I’d consider this font a bit too fancy for a book cover. However, the layout works with it, as it’s not too busy and the title is large enough that the legibility isn’t reduced. Little details like the dog’s glowing eyes and the slightly glowing amulet at her neck hint at fantasy. Again, limited color scheme is strong. If the background had been less faded/painterly, it would be much too overwhelming.

I’m not a HUGE fan of split covers like this. However, the strong imagery on this works. The character staring at the reader over the battle scene promises conflict and strength. Gold and green rock. The sparkling magic and the ancient clothing/patterns hint at historical fiction or historical fantasy set somewhere in the African continent, a much under-served location.

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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