C J R Isely
New Covers: Your Thoughts?
So, in case you haven't noticed yet, the William of Alamore series is getting an updated look one tale at a time.
Ranger of Kings was originally published with the first cover (below) in 2020 and, after some time, I decided it was time to get a new look.
Well, the cover, thought I loved it, just didn't feel like it captured the essential feel of the book. And I wanted something that really did.
Over the past year, I've worked with several artists, received mock ups and covers, but never found just that one that I loved. It has really delayed this project time and time again.
But, finally, the new cover came together with a design I sketched and the hard work of myself and my husband.
And we created this:
So-- what are your thoughts on the new cover for Rangers of Kings?
Anything you think we still didn't get quite right?
Did you prefer the old or this one?
We are slowly going through with the other covers. The second book, The Cutthroat Prince, has been launched with its new cover and the third is coming together now and should be live soon (we just have to get text done and finalized!)
Are there books you love that you just didn't like the cover? What made you pick that book up?