STONE OF FAREWELL
The main problem in doing what is called a wraparound cover - cover art that wraps around from the front to the back of the book - is in trying to avoid pieces that look like 2 different paintings stuck together. Sometimes I work hard at wedding the halves and other times I like the demarcation between the 2 sides and I seek to exploit it.
The 2 sides of this cover flow together, but it has 2 main objects vying for attention. Since the right side of the painting would be the front cover with the title and author's name, I created just enough extra interest there to cause the eye to settle on that side. (Don't miss the castle on top and the shape of an open hand and a bearded face in the island rock on the left! Ed.)
Stone of Farewell
The second book in the trilogy that launched one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.
In Osten Ard, the evil of the Storm King covers the land, the country is riven by war, and nature, unbalanced by the tide of evil, slips into a permanent winter. Simon, once a kitchen boy, now a hero hiding in the troll stronghold of Yiquanuc, has prophetic dreams. Only he and his companions can save the land, but to do this he must embark on the second part of his quest to the Stone of Farewell.
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