Our Book Cover Now Has an Orc

More Never Heroes news. The pre-final edit final edit of the first book is nearing completion. We’ve two chapters to go which should be wrapping up this weekend, and then it’s on to the regular final edit. The team hopes to have this novel ready for query letters come December.

I will say this, editing these last two chapters has been a chore, considering they largely consist of two dragons punching each other. It can be exhausting to work so extensively on such a long action scene, but that’s what the story called for. I wanted the finale to be as spectacular as fantasy literature has the potential to be.

In other news, our book cover is edging ever closer to completion. Our illustrator created this stunning picture of Professor Graga ‘Blondie’ Kelpla, the well educated orc who often finds herself at odds with the novel’s abrasive protagonist. This picture will be featured on our cover in the final Drew Struzan inspired collage.

You can read the summation of her and the others here.


Also completed is the secondary hero of River, done in striking detail by our artist.

Never Heroes River Cover illustration

Up next we will be completing the colors on the elven wizard, Hunter and Major Celice Arietta, the final two supporting players to be added.


Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 4.48.52 AM

Currently in the works is our fire breathing star, and some additional work will be done on the background the characters will be placed in front of. This cover is looking better by the day, as is the story it will be wrapped around. It is my hope that the work I’ve done can live up to the stunning artwork my team is providing.

Thank you all for reading and I’ll keep you filled in as the updates come.


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