Welcome to the Mat-Cave!
I got this piece in today from artist, Carlo Spagnola. I met Carlo over on DeviantArt and, when I saw his work, I absolutely had to get him on board to do a couple of eBook covers for me. The guy’s work is amazing!
Carlo painted up (and insanely quickly, I might add) the cover to an upcoming short story for my weekly challenge. This one (for either next week or the week after) is called “The King’s Paladin” and is part of my Aegisteel Empire group of stories. For those of you who haven’t read “The Old Sergeant” (which you should!), the Aegisteel Empire is a steampunk meets high fantasy (fantasy-punk?) series I’ve been writing. I have five shorts/novellas planned over the next few weeks and then a full-fledge Aegisteel Empire novel. Stay tuned, it’s going to be a ton of fun!
Thanks to Carlo for putting together this great cover!