Well, it’s been a long time coming, but Spirit Rider: The Royal Problem is very nearly finished. Even as I type, the manuscript is sitting in the lap of the best proof-reader I could find. Seeing as I plan to go down the traditional publishing route, the book isn’t going to be widely available (yet). But in the meantime, I've commissioned a professional artist to design a cover for the book, so that I can release it to friends, family, and a few select others. Who knows, when the world at last comes to know Spirit Rider, it may not be with THIS cover (which would be a shame – I think it’s awesome!).
Upon the front, we see the early, pivotal scene where Sam Mundle, our ill-equipped, but inventive hero, meets the Grim Reaper – and sets his whole adventure into motion. They are both within Sam’s living room, in the town of Besfen, a mountain-top settlement, deliberately ignorant of the rest of the world.
The back cover depicts a conceptual image of Acheron Dae-Cache Beachis, a powerful magician of unparalleled intellect and cunning – the story’s villain. He stands within the M.O.T.O.R.S tower, a magical building accidentally teleported to a jungle, then left abandoned for centuries. Beside him is a rettamilne, a vicious beast, with an even more vicious temperament.
So here it is, a testament to what might have been, or may still be. Enjoy!