The illustrations for Agnil and the Tree Spirits have arrived and they are absolutely gorgeous! Charlotte Moore has done a fantastic job and I hope everybody loves them as much as I do. To celebrate their arrival, I have decided to let you all have a sneak preview by revealing one of my favourites, which I think has a touch of Quentin Blake about its style. I’m a big fan of Quentin Blake, so I’m more than delighted about this! If you’d like to see more of Charlotte Moore’s work, you can visit her web site. Over the next few days, I hope to be able to post one or two more to give you a good flavour of what you’ll find inside the book. Keep popping back so you don’t miss them!
“Some tall and others small, some bent over with age and others almost skipping in their youthfulness.”
Half-elf, Agnil, is struggling to fit into her human world and runs away from a bully at school. But life is difficult for her elf family too. Badly treated by the Boreans, the elves are stuck in a frozen world where the sun never sets. Can Agnil discover the power within her to save them all?
Cover for Agnil and The Wizard’s Orb, book 2 of the Agnil’s Worlds series.
Cranus lifted his arms like two branches above his head and a flock of small birds appeared from beneath his cloak.
With the cover more or less finished and the book ready for conversion to ebook, we are now very close to release. For today’s illustration reveal I have chosen one of my favourite characters, and I hope he’s one of yours too! I won’t be releasing any more illustrations now until the cover reveal. Enjoy!
Estil placed a bowl of water on the table and Agnil dipped the dagger into it, wiping away the mud with a cloth. The particles of mud swirled through the water until Agnil could no longer see the bottom of the bowl and the dagger was clean. As she lifted it out, she thought for a moment that she saw Vedron’s frozen face floating on the water. A shiver ran down her spine.
Exciting news! With all the illustrations for Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb complete, it won’t be long before the book will be released. Over the next few days I will reveal one or two more to give you a taste of what’s to come in book 2 of the Agnil’s Worlds series. As with the first book, the illustrations have been hand-drawn by Charlotte Moore.
The Rise of Agnil’s Cover
It’s been a busy day behind the scenes with flurries of emails and final checks. All the illustrations are now in the book and I can reveal the cover designed by Charlotte Moore!
The next “reveal” is an illustration from Chapter 1. I’m not sure I want to upload any more now until the book is published as I don’t want to give away all the treats in store! I’m hoping that publication is now very close.
Rather oddly, a trout stood next to the fire.
The illustrations have started to arrive, which is very exciting! Although they will be in black and white in the book, Charlotte Moore has also created them in colour. Here is one of them to whet your appetite!
“River weed tangled through her limbs, dragging her further and further down.”