I need a book cover designer for an ongoing series.
Amazon references: These would set the genre expectations for design.
These would be the Primary competitive books: Search on "Merlin" in Kindle with no category search (the average reader would search this way) https://www.amazon.com/s/ref
Search on "urban fantasy" https://www.amazon.com/s/ref
Search on "Urban Fantasy" for "Merlin" https://www.amazon.com/s/ref
Ebook Cover: All major ebook publishers
Primary Colours; My research tends to point towards orange and violet as historically having a better sales pull in this genre.
Title: The Mage Returns
Book Series: The Ages of Merlin
Author: Christina Duncan Stewart
Place in Series: Book 1
Sometimes things aren’t what you’re used to. In this case, Merlin is not a comic book wizard, or a cartoon figure.
He’s an 8000 year old human - apparent age 40-ish and powerfully built (think 6'6" well-built, strong, basketball player) - who's become a powerful Great Lord of Fae and you confront him at your peril.
This is the story of his latest attempt to unite fae and humanity and defeat the forces of darkness that are sweeping across the world’s political stage.
It’s a search for the light and for grace amidst our darkness. It is an honest search for hope amidst a world full of political turmoil.
When Merlin returns from centuries of enslavement by the Lady of the Lake his quest to unite Arthur and Gwenivere remains. The young people have other ideas. From computer AI, to MI5 and independent young people, Merlin has a brave new world to conquer before the ultimate Seventh Council declares war to end humanity or fae.
Introductory Chapters: https://christinaduncanstewart.com/…of-merlin/ Where you'll get a description of Merlin and a sense of character.
Download the full ebook: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/9mmd4nnk2h
Important moments in the ebook:
Merlin is freed from his lack of power by the Lady of the Lake (after 1000 years - the prophecy that he will be needed to once again, save England is coming true)
Merlin pulls his staff out of the mainmast of HMS Victory to regain his power.
The bulk of the story happens in Aberdeen Scotland