SECOND SON COVER REVEAL

Today is the day, ladies and gentlemen! The day you finally get to see the beautiful cover for my newest book – which will be released in the VERY near future.

I ordered the proof copy yesterday, so hopefully sometime early next week I will be able to see it “in person” and determine whether or not there are any color-tweaks that need to be made to the cover, or any last-minute changes that need to be made to the interior. Hopefully everything will look perfect and I can announce the release of SECOND SON next week!

 

I’d love to make you scroll down a bit, sit on pins and needles, really soak up the anticipation, but I just can’t do that to you. You’ve waited so patiently.

 

So, without further ado, the lovely artwork of Angelina Walker, and graphic design talents of Evan Walker….. (if you click on the image, it will open in its own window at a much higher resolution, so you can see more of the detail).

Second Son Cover

In an attempt to manipulate the future, a family and a nation are forced to decide between two brothers. Guided by a prophecy spoken hundreds of years before, the King and Queen of Llycaelon have set their course. Their goal: to fulfill the prophecy and save their nation from a dire fate.

Rhoyan has always understood and accepted his own role as second born and perpetual prince. He looks forward to the day when he will be a warrior in his older brother’s guard. When Rhoyan is sent on a quest filled with unimaginable danger, nobody anticipates the greater repercussions.

As Rhoyan journeys far across the seas on his appointed trial, he will battle creatures of legend, suffer shipwreck, endure captivity, and lay claim to a fallen star. When tragedy strikes, Rhoyan must struggle to return home believing his quest has failed. However,  the home he left no longer awaits him and the true test of his strength and character has only just begun.

Long before Aom-igh needed a champion, Llycaelon had a Second Son.

Isn’t it beautiful? Thank you, Angelina, for this lovely painting! And thank you, Evan, for putting so much time and effort into placing/sizing, and choosing the correct colors for the text. You are both absolutely amazing!

~ jenelle

14 Comments

Kaycee Browning

The cover is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for letting me be part of the cover reveal! ^_^

Out of curiosity, which of the two men on the front is Ky and which one is Rhoyan? And on the back, is the one jumping into the water Ky? :)

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jenelle

Hmmm, I shall have to ask Angelina about that… but on the front, I believe boy on the left is Rhoyan, boy on the right is Ky.

On the back…there are actually two boys there if you look closely, one jumping into the water, and one with his head poking up above the rocks… not sure which is which.

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Allan James

I LOVE IT! But as the mom in “He Whistles for the Cricket” says…..there is something about owning”…………I am eager to Own this Book Cover…..and the contents therein…………….in my office………..to sit proudly next to its soul-mate…….King’s Warrior!!!!

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Nancy Porter Walker

Wow! SO beautiful! Just makes me want to dive right in to the book right NOW! :)
Good questions, Kaycee!
My guess on the back cover is Ky jumping in and little brother Rhoyan ready to follow closely behind him. ;)
We shall see what the author says… although I’m also guessing that she will want to leave it up to each reader’s own imagination as to who is who. (or is it “whom is whom”?!) :D
Congratulations, Jenelle Leanne, on all your accomplishments thus far in this journey of your second book, Second Son!!! :)

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jenelle

I have no idea which boy is which on the back, and Angelina was able to shed no light on the subject… so I’m gonna say it’s up to the reader to decide :) I like that answer!

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Nancy Porter Walker

One more thing: Maybe down the road you’ll be able to offer “Cover Artwork” pieces for folks to buy… b/c I happen to know that a part of the cover that added interest to the total picture ended up getting hidden by the barcode space! Sure would love it if people could see the “whole picture.” [Just food for thought.] ;)

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datmama4

I really like this cover! It’s reminiscent (in my mind, anyway) of the older classics I love. I almost expected to see “Bethlehem Books” or “Lamplighter” on the spine.

Beautiful job!

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