The Lucius Chronicles – A Peek Inside the Pages
Last month, I had the pleasure of being able to share the conceptual cover art for my forthcoming book, The Lucius Chronicles with you, done by American author and illustrator, James Stevens. His first novel, ‘Fern Majestic and the Fall of a Dragon’ has just been released by Mascot Books and so far, is doing really well.
This month, I am equally delighted to be able to give you a sneak preview of some of the cartoons that could well be gracing the interior of the book. They were done by New Zealand cartoonist, Eugene Georgiades, who has what I think is an absolutely wonderful style that both contrasts with and compliments James’ intriguing cover image.
When I originally discussed the brief with Eugene, I asked him if he could try and come up with perhaps ten or eleven images, depicting key events from the three books that make up The Lucius Chronicles, that I could choose from. Apparently, he enjoyed reading the individual books so much that he was inspired to produce over thirty images, which was a wonderful surprise for me, but has made the final selection incredibly difficult because they are all so fantastic!
I’m still planning on releasing The Lucius Chronicles before the end of the year on Amazon and Smashwords, with a possible paperback release sometime during 2019. Watch this space for details.
In the meantime, I’m currently in the process of editing my second novel, ‘Yogol’s Gold’, which is a revenge thriller that parodies events spanning seventy years of the last century. Currently sitting at just under one hundred thousand words, it’s turning out to be a bit of an epic, which I also hope will hit the shelves later next year. I’ve also just finished a couple of short stories, which were originally intended for my occasional newsletter ‘The Rockall Literary Supplement’. However, after a number of conversations with various different people, I’ve decided to shelve that particular project for the time being, so if anyone knows of any magazines (online or print) that might be interested in publishing a couple of ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ style pieces, then please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, I hope that you enjoy the cartoons as much as I do and thank you once again to both James Stevens and Eugene Georgiades for their beautiful contributions, which I hope will make The Lucius Chronicles the grand success it deserves to be!
NB. Check out the original DATS Trilogy here, if you want to know what all the fuss is about.