With bated breath I await the arrival of the first paperback version of Sins of the Father. After a final page by page check for errors, we will be pushing ahead with the publication of the third volume of Song of the Elves. At SOTE HQ we are still hopeful of a Christmas release – at the latest Book 3 will creep out sometime between Christmas and the New Year (fingers crossed).
Started to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend. Brought a smile to the face of my three year old with a flower broach from RachelCreates, a great designer local to Cheshire, who works with textiles, ceramics and many other media to produce a range of lovely goods. I’m currently steeling myself for the annual visit to Manchester for the Christmas shopping; it will be a trip to rival the journey of Agatha and Eidur in The King’s Blades, no doubt!
I’ve had a few queries since the last posting about the Sisters of Mercy reference with regard to the wonderful cover designs of the series. The Sisters were renowned for using black covers for their E.P.s and albums, against which iconic images vibrantly sat. The cover for A Shadow Falls was created with this inspiration from my youth in mind. I wanted the potential reader to feel drawn to the oak tree as a potential safe haven, moonlight puddled around it’s boughs, a stout and reliable reference against the foreboding, encroaching darkness. My particular favourite in Sisters’ cover art was for their second full length album, Floodland. One cannot escape ones gothic roots so it seems! Keep those embarassing 80s photos in your cupboard mum!
Until next time, up the elves!