The soft cover copies of The Sword to Unite are finally available from this link here, be sure to order your copy and leave a review on amazon or any of the other websites linked. This physical version of the book is 462 pages long and includes two maps, one full page, and another spread, as well as three of the coats of arms previously seen on the website. It has been such a tremendously awarding experience to see the book finally for sale, and I hope you all enjoy it!
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The Sword to Unite E-Book Released on Amazon!
After nearly a year of writing and rewriting, I am pleased to announce The Sword to Unite is finally available on Amazon for purchase as an e-book! Check it out here! Be sure to leave a review and any comments on amazon or the blog. Furthermore, I’m pleased to say a physical copy of the book will be available sometime in the second half of May; 462 pages in total! To conclude, I want to thank every one of my followers, it has been such an exciting and fulfilling process to finish this project. Be sure to check out the book!
The Official Map of the Book!
Here it is, the full map of The Sword to Unite. This map uses roughly fourteen separate maps finally combined to show the whole world of Morthwyl, Yennen, and Erastrius. It is my hope I’ll be able to make specific blog posts about different areas of the map, their geography, history, and culture.
On the four corners, the artist has placed the coat of arms of a few of the most important kingdoms and households, including Crawe, Thorne, The Eternal Dawn, and The Nacian Empire.
It has been such an incredible experience to see the change in my ideas for the book and the maps throughout the process of writing the book. It feels like a real accomplishment to finally see it done in such detail and design. This map, as well as the poster, will be available in full resolution in the future. Be sure to leave a comment and like, and don’t forget to subscribe for more content!
The Official Poster of the Book!
Check out the new poster for The Sword to Unite. Set in the city of Wulfstan, the capital of Lorine. Seen on the docks are Cedric and Olaf, the captain of the city guard. In the background, Adalgott’s Palace. The stone jutting out of the castle is the rock on which Adalgott prescribed the first codified set of laws in the north. To the sea, the ancient lighthouse of Stormwatch Keep, which has guarded the city against coastal threats for thousands of years.
As an author, it is such an incredible experience to witness a scene I wrote transmuted onto art. During my first posts on WordPress, I never would have imagined I would be able to release my book onto Amazon, it has been such an incredible experience which I’m so glad to have shared with my subscribers! For me, art has always played such an important role in my writing, it’s a bit of an odd confession, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the classic although somewhat cheesy animated style of the original animated version of The Lord of The Rings. Knowing a piece of art, such as film or painting, comes from a passion one has for the literature it originates from has such a huge impact on me.
This has been such an incredible life experience, one which I think has shifted my focus on writing for life, if for the sake of passion. Again, thanks to everyone whose supported the blog, wouldn’t be here without you.
The Map of the North
Another great piece by Piere. This is the map inside the book. It started out as a rough sketch hanging in my room, and with Piere’s help it became a true work of art. If The Sword to Unite does well enough, I intend to do more stories with other parts of the world currently unmapped.
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The Cover of The Sword to Unite
Here is the official cover for the paperback version of The Sword to Unite. Done beautifully by an artist on 99designs, Piere d’Arterie, I highly recommend you check out some of his work.
It was a great experience to see the cover come to life the way it did. As you can see in the background, the various coat of arms can be seen on the banners behind, a really nice detail. The sword is also a great focusing piece of the cover, and exactly how I imagined it in the book.
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