I’m creating a trilogy where a young scientist learns to take control of the minds of animals and then humans. He believes he is gifted and deserves to use his power–mainly for good, but however he pleases. The other main character, a wounded soldier who becomes a priest and then an exorcist, believes the scientist is oppressed by demons and needs angelic help.
I’m finishing the draft of the first book, Wrath of the Angel. The next books will be Wrath of the Beast and Wrath of the Christ.
I want the cover to be the same for all books except for the background color, title text, the text calling out the volume of the book, and the back cover synopsis.
The primary image on the front cover should be the face of an angel. I want to split his face in half down the middle. On the left half (as seen while facing the cover), I want an angelic image. On the other half, I want a demonic image. But I want it obvious that it’s just one angel. It could be a fallen angel (i.e. a demon) , where the left half represents him before the fall. Or it could be one of God’s angels, where the right half represents him administering the wrath of final judgment. If you can achieve this with a single expression across the angel’s complete face, that’s great but not necessary. I also want the angel to be handsome.
You’re free to experiment with images of the two main characters on the front or the back covers. They do confront each other in the stories. So you can show them interacting if you want. Somewhere on the cover I also want the volume of the book (Archangels’ Wrath Book One/Two/Three). On the back cover, there will be 125-200 words for the synopsis.
The prize for this contest applies to all three books. For simplicity, you can show me just the first book in the early stage as long as you have an idea for a color scheme that works for all three books as we progress in the contest.