More book cover & critiques!

Symbol day! Covers with simpler iconography or a symbol rather than people.

Even though this has many elements, there is a lot of great strength in this imagery. The strong central symbol is reminiscent of a sun in eclipse, and the corner details reflect the color scheme and fantasy elements. The font is simple, clean, and within that color scheme. I don’t care for the white of the author name, but I can see how it wouldn’t pop without it. I love the crackling effect of the background, a great echo to the title.

The purple highlights of the midnight blue shouldn’t work but there’s just enough contrast to make it eerie. On this one, I think the author’s name could be just a bit brighter. I like the scroll details but it feels a bit too busy with the incredibly complex crown. Still, it’s powerful and intriguing.

Thorns and blood red and ravens – what’s not to like? I’m not certain if the little red bits are petals, red leaves, or shards of broken dreams, though. Wonderful font, but a bit too much ‘glossy’ for my taste. But everything else works together. I appreciate the shift in focus between the elements, giving depth. The little bit of white in one raven’s beak is a bit distracting, though.

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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