Mark Charan Newton in today’s post of his blog asks us for our help. The third novel of his “Legends of the Red Sun”, “The Book of Transformations”, has a cover art draft already. On Mark’s blog we can see two different crops of the artwork and he wants to know which one works the best for us.
Well, I have to be honest and say that neither works for me. I do like the background scenery, the city spires and towers, especially how they are seen in the second image. I like the mountains and the setting sun behind the city too, because it works best with the title of Mark Charan Newton’s series, although I have to admit that I would like the colors to be a bit more balanced. But I do not like the central character, I rarely do on a book cover. The central character is too clearly outlined, without leaving anything to the imagination. I also am not quite sure how the character works on the setting, but that remains to be seen when will get the chance to read the novel. Therefore, I personally would like a cover artwork without the central character, concentrated on the setting and scenery.
Leaving the cover aside a bit, it is nice to learn though that “The Book of Transformations” will feature a new character.