Final Interior Art Reveal for Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten
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.
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.
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.