Back in 2017 author Philip Norris approached me with a graphic design project. He was about to publish his novella You Can’t Avoid A Little Blood on Amazon and needed a professional cover design to go with the book. I used a stock photo of a warrior for Phil’s cover, and to meet the brief I also included a burning tower (heavily Photoshopped) and a moody, high-fantasy landscape.

The story is excellent and I recommend you check it out. Here is a summary:

The Four Empires have coexisted for 2,000 years, the peace built from the destructive wars with the Frail Men. But now forced are at work to undo that peace, to tear down the millennia of human dominance and bring about a return to the dark days.

Joakim Karesh is a former Regulator the Empires shock troops, now a sword for hire. All he wants is an easy life with quick riches from minimal effort. But he’s an old hand at this game and he knows in his line of work you can’t avoid a little blood.

A simple job, a quick payday and maybe not too many have to die. What could go wrong?

If you are an author looking for professional book cover design, drop me a message with your requirements and budget to joliverdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com.