TDW Covers: Gandalf/Inevera or Bribery

Posted by Meg

A gorgeous entry from Natasa in Wales:

Here is what Natasa had to say about her entry:

The first time I read The Warded Man was a few months after its release and was immediately hooked. I obsessively counted down the days until The Desert Spear as any fangirl would do, and pounced on it the moment it was released. Sadly I didn’t have the starry eyed reaction I was expecting after I finished reading it (to be fair, it was quite awesome), but I guess that’s what overhyping yourself up to something gets you.

One thing that did stick out for me though was Inevera, and although I’m a little hazy on the details—it’s been over two years since I read The Desert Spear—I remember how powerful and seductive she was (it also helps that she pops up in the Peephole more than any other character other than Arlen :P). This is what I wanted to portray on the cover I created for The Daylight War. I know I didn’t get the seductive part down but I hope I’ve successfully captured the power that Inevera exudes 🙂

Her profile looks beautiful against the sun and water, and I adore the trailing sleeves. She looks like a badass witch about to cast some major spells with that Gandalf-esque staff of hers. So, I would say that Inevera’s powerful spirit came across quite well! Awesome job!

Ward’s entry is a little tongue and cheek.

Here’s what Ward had to say about his entry:

I made this because there was a shocking lack of glitter. I had glitter glue, but I was afraid it would mess with the cover of my favourite book. Also, I added a little incentive of the Canadian Monopoly™ money variety *wink wink, nudge nudge*.

Now, I leave you with a quote. of sorts, augmented to fit my art project.

BURNS PEAT Could you explain your model cover, young man?

GRIMES What’s to explain? He’s an idiot!

LENNY Pipe down!

HOMER WARD Well basically, I just copied the plant we have now. cover of the first book.


HOMER WARD Then, I added some fins to lower wind resistance propped it up on a tissue box with a cool rock design. *(pointing)* And this racing stripe Canadian money here I feel is pretty sharp.

BURNS PEAT Agreed. First prize!

Well, this is the only cover actually attached to a book! Seriously though, this entry cracked me up and I am a fan of the shimmering animation on the title. Great idea, Ward! Thanks for entering.

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Contests, Daylight War, DW Cover Contest, Fan Art, Fans, Meg, Warded Man
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One response to “TDW Covers: Gandalf/Inevera or Bribery”

  1. I can honestly say that I would pick up Natasa’s version of TDW & give that blurb a thorough perusal. No question. Nice!

    Also, shame about the lack of glitter, Ward, the world could do with more glitter….

    Posted by Elicius, on October 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm