Final Interior Art Reveal for Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten

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The final copy editing process has begun for the three original stories for the collection. I’ll announce when that’s finished and the final ramp-up to production for the books has begun.

I’m also pleased to reveal the final two pieces for my short story collection, Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.

The first is for “To the Towers of Tulandan,” a prequel to The Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. It tells the story of Nasim (pictured) and how Ashan came to meet him. It also hints at Soroush’s purpose on the islands of the Grand Duchy and his plans for Nasim. This is one of my favorite pieces, as it was taken from a piece of art that I found in Scotland when I first started working on these stories. I used that artwork (bought in postcard form from the museum’s gift shop) as the basis for Nasim. This boy blowing on the brand led to so many things for the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. It feels like I’ve come full circle in having this illustrated as Nasim instead of as someone else I used as inspiration.

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The second is for “From the Spices of Sanandira.” In many ways, Spices is a genesis story for my upcoming series with DAW Books. It’s a story about a boy and his hidden past, and it falls to two misfit cooks to uncover the mystery.

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This wraps up the interior art. I still have to figure out if I’m going to put borders on them or not. Part of me feels like they should stand on their own. Evgeni did a great job with them. I’ll mull it over and make a decision soon and then start the layout process.


  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

    April 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Sand ships!!

    • Brad

      April 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Exactly, Paul!

  2. JRVogt

    April 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Awesome artwork! Love it.

    • Brad

      April 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Josh! You can view the “Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten” category and see the other posts. There are 15 more I’ve revealed over the course of the past few months.

  3. Ryan Leduc

    April 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Very nice. I am happy that every piece got its own artwork. I think the final product will be great.

    At what point in the process would you expect to have a release date? I guess after copy editing and layout?

    • Brad

      April 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      I’m just finalizing the third story. Those three are off to copy editing as soon as that’s done (tonight!). And once those are done, the entire ms gets a proofing read-through. I looks like it’ll be late May for actually releasing the ebook, and a few weeks after that for physical copies. I’ll send out more updates when I have them.