Malarat: The cover art part II

After posting my three draft covers for Malarat on Google+, I was delighted by the response! A comment from one of my friends made me rethink the project and try to produce something in the spirit of the original covers. Using copyright free images from, I produced a new, high-res version of the cover art. It is quite different to my first attempts (various) and more like the covers of the paperbacks published by Orbit in 2001 and 2002. I will have to produce my own, new covers once we are ready to self-publish the first two novels as ebooks, and will try to evoke the spirit of the original rather than just copying them.

The images for this cover have been...photoshopped (?) using the Gimp, which is an open-source image-editing program. It was immense fun to do.

So, without more ado, here it is: the next attempt at designing a cover for Malarat!


  1. This is an even more intriguing cover! I like it!

    love Mags B x

    1. Thank you, Maggie! I replied to your other post but I think maybe I commented instead - these different formats are very confusing for bears of little brain (me).

      Jessie xxx


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