So as you probably read from yesterday’s news about Spearhead Books, things are getting exciting for our tribe in the post-publishing world.

But you also probably saw a glimpse of Rise of the Dibor’s cover. So I thought I’d give you a little clearer look today.

There are a few more tweaks to be made, but this will at least give you a solid idea of what’s to come.

While I originally thought a warrior (a Dibor) should be on the cover, the whole reason the Dibor were formed was to confront the Dairne-Reih. The Miller Bros took this to a other level by suggesting that a statue-like figurine, eluding to legendary history, be center stage. And so a stone Dairneag was decided upon as the best fit for Book I.

I like the change-up from the first edition in 2006, which was more classically romantic, and think it brings a fierceness and intensity to the cover that it lacked perviously.

I owe a big thanks to Chris & Allen Miller for the concept design, and Jason Clement for the TWLC logo branding.

With the interior design getting wrapped up today, and the cover tomorrow, I’m hoping Amazon’s CreateSpace gives me a ship date by late next week.

Again, thanks for your patience gang. Enjoy the torture a little more; it’s almost done. ch:



Micah 6:8 · 14 Jul ’11 at 11:24 am

Sweet. looks great! That meant to be the scene from where Luik loses his sword?

    Christopher Hopper · 14 Jul ’11 at 1:19 pm

    I’ll leave that up for you to decide. πŸ™‚


Sarah · 14 Jul ’11 at 3:37 pm

Oh. My. Pumpernickel. *faints* This is incredible! *faints again*

    Christopher Hopper · 14 Jul ’11 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome! We were a *bit* concerned the female audience might not like it.

      mooney · 18 Jul ’11 at 11:21 am

      “Awesome! We were a *bit* concerned the female audience might not like it.”

      put a hand holding a small daisy stuck between his teeth, lol

        Christopher Hopper · 18 Jul ’11 at 11:33 am

        ROFL! I’ll tell the boys I want it changed ASAP.

Billy Jepma · 14 Jul ’11 at 4:16 pm

Looks great dude, will always be partial to the first cover though, I LOVED the style of it. So it’ll be awesome to have a fierce cover, and the more classic style cover. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get all three and get lost in them again!

    Christopher Hopper · 14 Jul ’11 at 7:53 pm

    Well, glad I can complete your collection finally. πŸ™‚

Jake · 14 Jul ’11 at 4:47 pm

*has no words*

Good gravy.

Never mind that former statement, I suppose.


I can’t wait. (OO)

Ryan Paige Howard · 14 Jul ’11 at 7:50 pm

Pretty cool Christopher Hopper! Now I have an image of what the Dairne-Reih’s look like… scary :-/ Really looking forward to all three books!

    Christopher Hopper · 14 Jul ’11 at 8:03 pm

    You’re welcome! Glad we could help fill in the blanks. Watch out! πŸ™‚

Allen · 14 Jul ’11 at 8:12 pm

Dude!! When’s the movie coming?

    Christopher Hopper · 14 Jul ’11 at 10:28 pm

    Ha, great question! To which I respond, find me a movie house connection to send the books to and a Believer with expendable investment capital. πŸ™‚ Then I’ll tell you when the movie is coming out.

Mom · 14 Jul ’11 at 10:14 pm

Amazing and scary and powerfully creative Makes me want to roar!

Sarah Rice · 14 Jul ’11 at 11:52 pm

OH MY….. LUV IT!!! This is so awesome!!! When can we expect to have all three books available to buy?
And when is the movie coming out? πŸ˜‰

    Christopher Hopper · 15 Jul ’11 at 8:00 am

    Dibor *should* be done in less than 10-days with each book following soon after. Thanks!

Jake Scholl · 15 Jul ’11 at 11:58 am

That is an awesome cover! I would definitely pick up and look at any book with that cover. πŸ™‚

    Christopher Hopper · 16 Jul ’11 at 6:38 am

    Cool! Good to know! Glad we decided on this tack then.

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