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The Crossing Point
Biografía del autor
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Descripción del libro
It’s hard enough for a teenager to navigate the minefield of judgment that is high school without the added baggage of a sudden and unwelcome physical defect like, say, two pronounced humps protruding from one’s upper back. Now, imagine finding out such an unfortunate disfigurement wasn’t just some random cruel gift, courtesy of nature, but actually a pair of wings growing just beneath the skin. For Jacob Parrish, this is just the tip of a very complicated iceberg he finds himself facing. The fifteen-year-old has never known his father and his world is devastated when his beloved mother succumbs to long-suffering illness. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the day he is visited by a stranger clad in a long, dark overcoat named Gotham who not only reveals himself to be an angel (and a fallen one at that), but informs Jacob that the boy is the son of an angel. Naturally, the revelation is met with disbelief until his grandmother is finally forced to bring to light a box secreted away inside an old trunk that holds the unbelievable truth long kept from the boy — that he is indeed a Nephilim. So begins Book 1 of the Tales of the Nephilim Brotherhood fantasy adventure series titled THE CROSSING POINT and the start of Jacob’s journey of self discovery as he leaves his home in Cain's Corner and embarks on an incredible, and sometimes perilous adventure. With the mysterious Gotham as his guide, they travel to the other side of the world where a gate hidden from mankind in the dark depths of a dead lake surrounding an ancient Turkish church leads the way to the one place boys like Jacob from all walks of life have gathered for eons to learn the Nephilim ways (That is, if they can manage to bypass the vicious and Nephilim-hating Infectors). At Havenhid, Jacob finds himself surrounded by a mystical world beyond his wildest imagination in the fabled Garden of Eden. He makes new friends (and a few enemies), discovers a treasure trove of abilities he never knew he possessed, attempts to prove himself at the cutthroat Illumination competition, and struggles to take the one step all Nephilim must eventually face to claim their birthright, and their wings. All the while the one question left festering in the back of Jacob’s mind since he was a small boy is being purposefully kept from him: Who is his father?
Público al que se apunta
Young adult to adult
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
I like a lot of the stylized font choices similar to those used by Elementi.studio on her fantasy book cover designs. I really like the fonts used in the first three covers I uploaded. I'm open to creative interpretations based on the blurb describing the story posted above, but I am envisioning the use of a vast body of water element receding into the crossing point, which is a mysteriously black tunnel/gate hidden at the bottom of an ancient lake in Turkey leading to the Garden of Eden. One idea could be to take approach similar to the 1st and 4th book covers I uploaded and do a cool circular portal offering a view of the Garden of Eden (or the tree with Havenhid I mention a couple of paragraphs down), and make the surrounding background look like water. Or you could focus on some representation of the main character Jacob, and/or the angel Gotham (one of the main characters who becomes Jacob's guide), even if its the subtle use a wing. Gotham is not a typical symbolic angel we all know, but a warrior-type, master swordsman image (Picture the Adrian Paul character in the TV show "Highlander" with flaming golden eyes and great gray wings). He is a renegade Fallen angel, but still exists in the Light. He is not evil. Another image idea I would be interested in is a take on the Garden of Eden, specifically focusing on a group of trees where Havenhid, the place where Jacob and other Nephilim from around the world come to live. Imagine a Hogsworts but created by the trees in the treetops and camouflaged to the naked eye except for the lights illuminating the windows.
Lo que debe evitarse
Anything that can't be copyrighted. I don't want lighthearted or cartoony, but an illustration more on the realistic end. See uploaded images to see the kind of direction I am interest in. A lot of the fantasy covers done by Elementi.studio is the kind of thing I am looking for (the ones I particularly like I've uploaded). Don't try and cram everything I'm suggesting on the cover. I'd rather the cover breathe than be cramped. If you're able to do a cool series logo, awesome, but I'd rather have a really creative cover image that depicts the heart of my book and leave out the logo and just have the wording somewhere.
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