And see what I have to share! It's the new cover for Blackthorne. [add silly happy dance here] I'm extra excited. He actually looks mixed race, doesn't he? (Maybe even a little bit like Lin-Manuel Miranda. You'd have thought so if you'd seen the shorter hair version. Heh.) How about that? Anyway, I decided to take all sorts of chances in this novel. Hopefully, those choices will pay off. Strangely, I tend to feel better about what I'm doing when I say, "Fuck it! I'm going to rattle some cages, damn it!" Ultimately, it's how I feel, and holding back doesn't really work for me. Polite art doesn't really do much more than match the couch, after all. The fun thing about an Epic Fantasy with a mosaic plot structure is that I get to play with a diverse cast. The tough thing about an Epic Fantasy with a mosaic plot structure is...working with a diverse cast. LOL. Anyway, we'll see how this goes. I hope you enjoy it. I very much enjoyed this last round of re-writes. In truth, this is the most re-written novel since...well...The Lord of the Rings, I suspect. It's fifteen years in the making, this one. It's been trunked multiple times, and it barely resembles its original form. (Am I allowed to say it's my first-ever novel?) Seriously, I gutted the crap out of that sucker. It needed it. I really can't wait for this one to be out there.
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