Another break from my long-windedness today to simply admire the cover art of the novel. We went through a variety of suggestions for the cover. Usually I’m a fan of a more landscape-focused cover, and we went through a few possibilities in that vein, but I loved the brooding mystery of this work, by Kit Foster. That might well be Jaritta, but it isn’t necessarily any specific character from the novel. It’s rather the mood the image as a whole evokes that fits so perfectly.
The only change I requested from the original mock-up was in the knife. Originally it was a rather bland looking, straight dagger. That didn’t seem to fit, so I suggested a jambiya, a curved dagger that is common to many cultures across a wide stretch of Asia.