Book VI Cover Complete!

May 26, 2012

Whenever Carol Phillips finishes a new cover it’s like Christmas for me, eagerly huddled up next to my email waiting for that little electronic package to come skittering down the proverbial chimney.

And, here it is…

“The Sands of the Solar Empire” by Carol Phillips

Book VI, “The Sands of the Solar Empire” marks the beginning of the LoE Second Series. You have the same universe, same setting, just a slew of whole new characters and fresh adventures. You’ll meet Lord Stenstrom, a Fleet Paymaster as he takes command of Captain Davage’s old ship, the Seeker. You’ll get to know Private Taara de la Anderson, a thief from Bazz and Lord A-Ram, a fellow from the Admiral’s office as they take on the unknown.

Lord Bannaster of the Bones Club, by Carol Phillips

The cover for Book VI is the usual wrap-around format. The Second Series takes on a bit more of a Steampunky feel as we move away from Colonial Vithland and examine Victorian Esther and the Calvertlands and dives into the seldom-seen depths of the Bones Club where they openly mock the Sisterhood of Light.

It’s a much darker cover than the previous five, even more so than the Temple of the Exploding Head, which is pretty darn dark. It features a steam-driven geared spider with guns, a balloon/air ship and the constellation Camalopardus and the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Bones Club. The Sanctum comes from my recollections of a Masonic temple that I once wandered into, and here it is in full paint, fully steampunked and super-charged a little.

I can’t wait to finish collecting the interior artwork and get it out to the world.

Look for LoE Book VI: The Sands of the Solar Empire coming this August from Loconeal Publications

copyright 2012, Ren Garcia and Carol Phillips

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3 Responses to “Book VI Cover Complete!”

  1. I’m absolutely thrilled about the new series! The characters are decadent mirrors of the past and reflections of the future! This new series promises to be a MAGNIFICENT ride! As always, I am humbled by your absolute devotion to the craft of writing–now, THAT, is PASSION.

  2. As always, the cover is gorgeous! The new series sounds great, Ren. Congratulations on the artwork and the new books!

  3. theleagueofelder said

    Thanks Chris and Tameri. I can’t wait for this one, as I really loved the story and new characters. As with the previous books, i had to break it into two books, as its 200,000 word count was excessive. The next one is called “Against the Druries”, which should be fun.

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