Storms, strength, and cover art

Shards of History, Rebecca Roland, World Weaver PressThis guest post comes from Rebecca Roland, author of Shards of History, coming August 21.

Storms often blew in where I grew up in South Texas. I recall one in particular that I watched roll in at night. Massive clouds blocked the stars. Webs of lightning streaked across the sky. Thunder grew louder as the storm marched towards the small trailer where my family and I were spending the weekend. I felt tiny in the onslaught of that storm, but I also felt the power of it. I couldn’t move from the window as the storm overtook us.

The storm clouds on the cover of Shards of History remind me of that night, and I have a feeling the woman on the cover feels much the same as I did. The storm heading towards her is massive and powerful, but you see her heading into it anyway. Maybe she’s scared. It’s hard to tell since you can’t see her face. But she’s standing straight and moving forward, so even if she is scared, she’s not letting it stop her. That’s the kind of heroine I strove to portray in the novel, and I’m glad it’s reflected in the cover.

The feathers are key to the novel as well, acting as memory wells and a means of communication. They provide a soft contrast to the harsh storm that’s brewing.

I adore this cover. I’d like to thank the kind folks over at Good Choice Reading for launching it, and also a big thanks to those who put all the hard work into designing it.

Shards of History, Rebecca Roland, World Weaver Press

Find out more about Rebecca Roland and Shards of History.

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Posted on July 23, 2012, in art, fantasy, from the authors of WWP, World Weaver Press and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As we all know, a good cover should entice the reader to pick up the book. This cover accomplishes that and then some. Beautiful work.

    Like this

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