Publication day is creeping ever closer and, as I write this blog post, the cover is being put together. When it’s ready, I’ll be able to reveal it here on the web site but while you wait I’m going to give you a peek behind the curtain at another illustration from Agnil and the Centaur’s Secret. This one is from Chapter 9, The Journey. It’s one of my favourite illustrations by Charlotte Moore for this book so I wanted the opportunity to show it to you all. I hope you like it as much as I do!
In the centre of the vast room stood a heavy wooden table. Two tree spirits, in long leafy green robes, hair like matted roots and the same nut brown, deeply-wrinkled skin that Cranus had, sat alongside an elf with a long white beard.
Not long now till the release of book 3 so we’re going to peek through the curtains for another hint of what’s coming your way! This time I’m revealing an illustration from the first chapter of Agnil and the Tree Spirits. I hope you enjoy the picture. All illustrations in the Agnil’s Worlds books are by Charlotte Moore.
Agnil is on a beach with her dad who’s fallen asleep. With nothing else to do, she decides to go for a walk and explore the rock pools, when it starts to rain…
As Agnil watched it, first one and then a lot more large raindrops plopped into the pool, sending ripples across the surface of the water.
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.”
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 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.”