Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Red Queen's War: The Liar's Key By Mark Lawrence, My First Foray To Making Fan Covers

Mark Lawrence, the author of the The Broken Empire trilogy and the ongoing Red Queen's War trilogy, has been making some rounds with fan contests for some time now. From picture manipulation, photo contests and fan-made covers, he has done it almost all -- even video editing.

Of course, I am trying my best to join whenever I could and the recently launched contest for making a fan cover for The Liar's Key is certainly one for me, considering I am trying to practice my Photoshop skills.

I have made covers inspired by the US and UK editions of the first book in the Red Queen's War, the Prince of Fools. I just submitted my US edition to the contest, and the winner is yet to be announced. Since only one entry per contestant is allowed, my UK edition is just here for fun.

Here are my fan covers for the Red Queen's War: The Liar's Key By Mark Lawrence. (No copyright infringement intended for the raw images.)

Prince of Fools Front Cover (UK Edition)

The Liar's Key Front Cover (UK Edition)

Prince of Fools Full-Jacket Cover (UK Edition)

The Liar's Key Full-Jacket Cover (UK Edition)

Prince of Fools Front Cover (US Edition)

The Liar's Key Front Cover (US Edition)

The Liar's Key Synopsis

The eyes of the mighty are on the North. Loki’s key has been found and lies in the hands of a feckless prince and a broken warrior.

Winter has locked Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the luxury of his southern palace. The North may be home to Viking Snorri ver Snagason but he is just as eager to leave. However, even men who hold a key that can open any door must wait for the thaw.

As the ice unlocks its jaws the Dead King moves to claim what was so nearly his. But there are other players in this game, other hands reaching for Loki’s key.

Jalan wants only to return to the wine and women of the south, but Snorri has a different and terrifying goal. The warrior aims to find the very door into death and throw it wide. Snorri ver Snagason will challenge all of Hell if that’s what it takes to bring his wife and children back into the living world. He has found the key – now all he needs is to find the door.

But pawns are played to sacrifice and the Red Queen set both these men upon her board. How many moves ahead has the Silent Sister seen? How far will they get before their part in the game is over?

Red Queen's War: The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence will be available on June 18, 2015.