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Torak, der Wald und die Frauen
Biografía del autor
Hello, I am Ulrik Andresen and I live in Roßdorf (which is near Frankfurt in Germany). Tim Osborne is the pseudonym under which the book will be published.
Descripción del libro
For millennia, the human-like Syrth have advised the rulers of mankind. What no one suspects: these mind-reading creatures were created by a goddess to wipe out humanity with imperceptible slowness. Torak, a young man from a small village in the middle of the great forest, has other problems. Should he take the risk of traveling to the great city where, quite possibly, fame and women await him? But Torak remains sensible and only a fire disaster can persuade him to accompany a seductive woman on her journey. Shortly before reaching his destination, it becomes apparent that Torak is not meant to be a travel companion but a kind of provision. Sex with the woman claims his life. But Torak proves to be immortal. Weeks later he wanders desperately through the forest and is rescued by two men who turn out to be slave traders. A fight ensues, the men die and the slaves are freed. He escapes with the female one and arrives in the realm of the elves. Here only women live in a primitive but happy world. Men are unwanted unless they are needed for the problematic task of procreation. The paths of Torak and the ex-slave Cel soon part ways. Torak is surprisingly captured for the murder of the slavers. It quickly becomes apparent that the Syrth are having him hunted down specifically because he might pose a threat to their plans. Cel, meanwhile, tries to flee from the elves. Her hatred and anger towards those who destroyed her former life and sold her into slavery weighs too heavily. While trying to escape, she meets Heleli, a cruel goddess. She opens her eyes to the corrosive work of the Syrth. On their journey, Cel and Torak encounter gods who pursue their own goals, flee from enemies, run into the trap of the mushroom people, and travel the world of the dead. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear: only a victory against the all-powerful Syrth can save their lives.
Público al que se apunta
Adults who like to read fantasy that deviates a bit from the boring standard.
Tipo de portada de libro
aún no lo sé
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Don't let the colors above limit you unnecessarily. I am open to good ideas.
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Necesidades de diseño
I am looking for a cover for my book "Torak, the Forest and the Women" (Translated). The book will be in german language. This book is about erotic fantasy. It doesn't quite fit into the typical categories. Mainly high fantasy, some dark fantasy, erotica and some violence. It's not meant to be erotica in a fantasy setup. Now I'm looking for a cover that should do the following: - Promote sales, of course (what else). - Show what the book is about. That is, serious fantasy and eroticism. - Make it clear to readers of werewolf and vampire romance that this is something different. - On the subject of eroticism: It must come across clearly that it is also about eroticism. However, the image should not conflict with Amazon's regulations, for example. Amazon: "Should not contain nudity or be sexually suggestive". OK, I would take the risk to show something more than the definition says. - The book is more than erotica in a fantasy setting. The cover should not reduce the partly violent story to the "bathing elf". >>> Since I can't imagine this succeeding with a stock photo mock-up, I'm looking for a suitable illustration. I envision this illustration less as a single image and more as a combination of several elements. This can also be abstract, for example. But I am open for other creative suggestions. What could be on the cover (besides title etc.) (but not everything has to be on it). Sorry if this is too much information... - The elf tree. Not really described very specifically in the book. Magical, beautiful, large tree with black trunk, large green leaves. Can be worked out creatively if you like. - Eroticism: -- more or less naked elf (or bathing) - The Setting: A large part of the story takes place in the jungle-like forest. Green, lush, it rains often. The elf city is a ruined city. - What else is there: -- Mushroom In the middle of the hall stood the mushroom. It seemed to spring from the ground, bridged the distance to the ceiling in the form of a massive column, and spread out there in all directions until it finally merged into the green glowing slime. Only with difficulty could Torak suppress a gag at the sight of it. Gray-brown slimy ridges were sporadically covered with fist-sized white bubbles, while a gelatinous mass seemed to ooze from between the folds. Some of the blisters had burst, and from them leaked a yellowish fluid that reminded Torak unpleasantly of pus. -- beetle At first Torak thought of a beetle as he carefully spun the animal around with a stick. It had an oval carapace and four long white wings. That, however, exhausted its similarities to beetles. The body alone was as large as a woman's hand. A multitude of absurdly long legs protruded from under it. Six black eyes sat on the head, which was armed with crooked biting pincers. "That's about the most disgusting thing I've seen in my life," Anate said more to herself than to Torak. -- Sea Women A woman gazed at him from out of the water. Her body seemed to lie in the water, and only her round face with strangely slanted eyes protruded over the edge of the shore. ... A row of pointed teeth ... Water beaded silvery over her lush white breasts ... For a moment Torak saw the dark gray fish tail beginning below the hips and ending in a broad, almost transparent fin. (Skin, not scales!) -- The "Syrth." They are the antagonists. Resemble tall, thin humans with overlong arms and legs. With a slightly insectoid touch. Unnaturally erect, unnaturally tall, and with unnaturally long arms and legs reminiscent of spider legs. -- Some dead appear as "shadows." Dark figures became visible in the meadow. They seemed to rise from the ground or simply emerge from nowhere. Their bodies formed from darkness and tore pale gaps in the sunlight. -- The Seer: Kyrla was perhaps 30 or 35 years old. And she was distinctly beautiful. Men who would have turned to look at her on the street would have found it hard to get enough of her figure and her waist-length black hair braided into a pigtail. But Cel was only unconsciously aware of all this, for she stared only at her face. A face that was simply not supposed to be like that. Smooth skin covered the places where the eyes should have been. -- The City of the Dead A subterranean multi-storey city carved into the stone: The longer Torak looked at the facade of the house, the more fake it seemed to him. The windows did not penetrate the wall and the open door was symbolized by a frame carved into the stone. While Torak was still thinking of a playhouse for children, he entered the house. The room in front of him was only three steps deep. Some sort of small alcoves had been carved into the stone of the wall opposite him, and a skeleton lay in each of them. But apparently at some point the wall space had not been sufficient for more alcoves, and more dead bodies had been placed close together in the narrow space. Torak saw small and large skeletons, scraps of cloth, and grave goods. White teeth grinned and empty eye sockets stared after him as he slowly backed out of the room.
Lo que debe evitarse
Any book cover in the category "erotic romantasy" (Google Search) is completely inappropriate.
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