NOTE: ZONDERVAN HAS RELEASED MY OFFICIAL COVER FOR MERLINS’ BLADE, WHICH IS *NOT* THE ONES POSTED HERE. TO SEE IT, CLICK THIS LINK.
I created these for a publisher to give them an example of what I was thinking for a book cover for Merlin’s Blade.
My son, Leighton, portrays the blind Merlin, and my daughter, Adele, with the harp (from a photo when she was sixteen) portrays Natalenya.
So, without further ado, here are the book covers (click to see a hi-res version):
Note that I’d like to completely redo the blue fire emanating from the stone. This might cause many of the other elements to change, either in composition or position.
Anyway, I would be interested which of the two you prefer … to see Merlin’s face (sample 2), or to keep it a mystery (sample 1)?