A Bright Power Rising has a new cover! The image remains the same but the titling has been updated to better fit with the cover of The Unconquered Sun.
The cover is already up on Amazon. The paperback will be available from Createspace by the end of the week, hopefully.
I know that having a series matching is important to many people so anybody who purchased/received the paperback/ebook with the old cover please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, A Bright Power Rising is available in paperback. Personally, I feel that it looks splendid. Its 5×8″ (my favorite book size) with cream paper and a matte finish cover. I never imagined that I would know the specifications for my favorite book size or have strong opinions on paper quality and cover finishes, but I do now!
It looks good on the shelf too! It nicely blends in.
My biggest concern was the layout of the maps in the paperback. That was why I hired Polgarus Studio to format the book for Createspace. Not only did Jason and Marina ensure that the maps were perfectly legible, but their layout was better than anything I could have imagined. They did a fantastic job and were worth every cent of their price. I am so glad I sought their help.
The maps are absolutely perfect!
As an aside, I needed both hands to hold the pages open so this picture was actually taken by my nose.
Of course I also have to thank Rob Antonishen for his foresight in his map design. I also have to thank the ever-dependable Marek Purzychi who converted his original design into a paperback cover.
The book is currently available Createspace (https://www.createspace.com/4764841) and will be available on Amazon in five to seven days.
The cover was designed by Marek Purzycki. You can find more examples of his work at http://igreeny.deviantart.com/.
The release date for the book will be announced very soon.
As for the story…
To the Ors, history and memory are indivisible.
Since the bloody birth of the cosmos, the death of their god, the Golden Light, has haunted them. The coming of a great darkness portends his return.
His would-be prophet, the Harbinger of the Dawn, was a pariah, but now few remain who would dare to challenge his authority. He is slowly reshaping a peaceful society into a genocidal war machine.
Grael Erol and the other inhabitants of the village of Pigsknuckle are unaware of this bright power rising beyond their mountains. However, an unlikely ally strives to protect them. For generations, the Gilt Spider has scourged their mountains and terrorized their dreams. Now, he may hold the only chance for their survival.
A BRIGHT POWER RISING is the first volume of THE GOLDEN RULE duology.