Imagine, a tumble-down castle, broken walls spilling from the rocky outcrop where it perches above the plains; beyond, a might mountain range broods, lit by the full moon; the vale in between is shrouded in mist. If you can picture this, you will be getting somewhere close to the majesty of the new cover for Sins of the Father. The design is now complete, subtleties of shade and tone capturing the mystery of Majora, lost capital of the elves.
Once again, the visual inspiration is somewhere between Tolkien’s landscapes and a Sisters of Mercy album cover (Floodland anyone?). the end result is a quite beautiful and poignant scene, fitting for the series but most importantly capturing the pathos of this third installment of Song of the Elves.
Anyway, enough eulogising. I’m off to put up the Christmas tree now as my three year old daughter has just crawled up on my knee to remind me of the more important duties of the day.
Until next time, up the elves!