Gallery: Debut Fantasy Novel Covers
Some daring folks have taken up the challenge to create their debut fantasy novel cover. Below are the results – awesomely bad, to be sure. If you give it a shot, let me know and I’ll add your cover to the mix.
Dream of Illusion @ teacherninja. Nice font – can we get this on an actual release?
The Vengeance of Argir @ teacherninja. Not only a spooky cover, but an award winner as well.
The Findrindis Children @ B. Nagel. The lone tree in a desolate landscape – fantasy gold.
Crystal of Discord @ Charlotte’s Library. Not much crystal, but plenty of discord.
Circle of the Unholy Maiden, The Spirit of the Dream, and The Golden Stone @ malindalo. Malinda decided, in true fantasy fashion, to create a trilogy of covers.
Queen and Doom @ Taking Flight. I could actually see this one on shelves.
The Power of Lodon @ DaveBrendon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weblog. Giant butterflies help a sail-less ship.
The Memory Dream @ Archimedes Forgets. Caught between two worlds – butterfly or cat?
The Crystal and the King @ ayuddha.net. Turning up the heat (and the world on its side).
Herald of the Golden Magic. This one’s mine. The worlds strangest “ice breaker” activity.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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