Cover art by Alex Raspad.
The talented Oksana Dmitrienko did three superb interior illustrations for THE TESTAMENT OF TALL EAGLE, and here they are for your viewing pleasure. Each image illustrates a key scene from the book, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Oksana’s work has a real classic illustration feel to it. These images would have been right at home in a pulp magazine from the early 20th Century. (Click images to enlarge.)
Big thanks to Ragnarok Publications for going the extra mile on the artwork for TALL EAGLE. This is going to be one gorgeous volume inside and out.
“A second mountain sat atop the first. Yet the second mountain was made of glowing gold, beaded with shimmering crystals set in weird designs. The second mountain had been carved into slim, pointed spires like tremendous teepees of gold.”
“Like a vast centipede it crawled on dozens of segmented, pointed legs depending from its slug-like body. It was longer than eight horses standing nose-to-flank in a row. A great, stinking worm. It had crawled into our camp, and grabbed Bear Killer in its mouth.”
“Some grave battle wound had deadened the eye and torn away part of the face. A gleam of white bone showed below the left temple, surrounded by a furrow of pink, raw flesh. Despite this disfigurement, despite the bone-white eye and the mouth twisted into a grimace of hatred, I knew that face better than any living man’s.”
THE TESTAMENT OF TALL EAGLE will be flying your way in June.
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Feast your eyes, my friends…
It’s the final cover design for THE TESTAMENT OF TALL EAGLE, featuring the fantastic painted artwork of Alex Raspad and logo design by the talented Shawn King. It’s truly a thing of beauty.
Ragnarok Publications will release the novel in both print and electronic formats in late June.
Here’s my official spoiler-free overview of the novel, which I’ve described as a Tribal Fantasy:
A young warrior’s vision-quest unveils an alien city full of magic and mystery. As a tribal rift threatens to destroy Tall Eagle’s people, night-crawling devils stalk and devour them, so he seeks the wisdom of the high-flying Myktu. These fantastic beings offer him hope, a chance for rebirth and prosperity, as two separate realities converge. Yet first Tall Eagle must find White Fawn–the girl he was born to love–and steal her back from the camp of his savage enemies. His best friend has become his deadliest rival, and now he must outwit an invading army of conquerors to lead his people into the Land Beyond the Sun.
THE TESTAMENT OF TALL EAGLE is the epic saga of The People, as told in the words of their greatest hero.
Here’s a previous post where I talked about some of the major inspirations for the novel.
Finally, a look at Raspad’s cover art free of text and logo. Love that sky!
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