1. Must use a dramatic sun background and strong color contrast to heighten conflicts, danger, and uncertainty. Using character images on the cover is optional.
-Red sun signaling hope and passion for love against
-the looming darkness
a. on a personal level: the secrets three main characters keep from each other;
b. on a national level: the 50-year long civil war in Colombia.
**There’s a scene of the explosion inside a university auditorium where the three characters meet for the first time. Their lives change irreversibly**
2. About the novel:
Setting: The story takes place in Medellin, Bogota, and remote mountain forest in Colombia.
Genre: epic mystery/thriller
-An Asian/Latino mixed-race young widow with dark shoulder-length hair and large gray eyes, delicate appearance but strong-willed, traveling to war-torn Colombia to uncover the secret of her deceased husband;
-A Latino private investigator, tall and reserved, hardened by life, tries to survive a high-stake case but falls for Adeline whom he keeps a secret from;
3) El Gigante (The Giant)
-A Latino anti-government guerilla commander who fights the impossible war, torn by his longing for love and desire for justice and revenge. He kidnaps Adeline, believing she is responsible for the deaths in his lost family.
3. Tagline on the front cover:
On the troubled land