Nicholas Marson is a writer, web developer, husband, and father. He spent his childhood inventing games, drawing, and writing stories to entertain his friends. Nicholas graduated from university in 2001 with a degree in biology and graphic design. Over several years he sampled many careers until he settled on web development. Nicholas is a lifelong tech geek, science lover, and child at heart.
His passion lies in creating worlds, and in 2014, he decided to attempt writing.
Nicholas lives in sunny and dull Portland, OR where he imagines traveling through space and having super powers. The Key of Astrea is his first novel. http://www.ravelbook.com http://www.nicholasmarson.com
Fantasía, Ficción, Joven adulto
Descripción del libro
Jenny Tripper encounters ghosts, giants, and supernatural powers as she tries to save a group of space aliens from intergalactic slavers.
The main character, Jenny Tripper, is a seventeen-year-old Gypsy. She sees ghosts, fights giants, and lives with space aliens. She visits another universe and travels in a space ship to a ring-shaped device that creates wormholes for instant travel. Jenny's ability allows her to manifest an ethereal version of herself. She bonds with two powerful artifacts. One is a sword-like key that can break electromagnetic bonds, the other is a statue-like suit that gives her ethereal body physical form.
Público al que se apunta
High school age. Those interested in escaping to other worlds, exploring outer space and supernatural powers
Tipo de portada de libro
aún no lo sé
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
Diseño de inspiración
I like the simple color palette and the use of red to prioritize attention
I like the flat design, circle, and isolation of text to make the title stand out
The circular background, the use of color, the stars, and the paper-cut style illustration
The stars, uses of color, and paper-cut style illustration
The circular opening in the background, and the playful illustration style
The symbology is strong, and the text is clear
Traveling to other universes is a part of my story, and this is a great visual. so much good stuff in this image.
Though the text is hard to read, I love the concept
Classic, and simple. Uses clear text and symbols to engage the reader.
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
Clear typography, even on a thumbnail. Flat design and custom illustration is a big plus. Having the protagonist in her fully evolved state. Circle, triangle, or tuning fork symbols.
Lo que debe evitarse
No 3d effects and no obvious clip art
These are some book covers that I liked. The simple, flat illustration, clear titles, interesting colors, and use of symbols caught my eye. In my story, there are a few common symbols. Circles, triangles, and tuning forks.
These are some images that I find inspiring. The illustration style, use of color. Parallel universes and the concept of higher dimensions play a large role in my story.
These are some cover designs I mocked up myself, but I know that a professional can do better :)
the main character can control an external suit of armor
dimensions play a role in this, and the idea of a tesseract.
What I imagine the main character, Jenny Tripper, to look like
Jenny, and other recruits, where uniforms like this, in gray, blue, and white
Jenny wears a white uniform
Each recruit earns a tuning key, small, handheld. Jenny find a sword, like the one in the bottom picture. It's a special key to unlock the wormhole generator.
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