Almost ready to publish

For the past four years, I have been writing this novel in between submitting university assessments. Finally, it is almost complete and ready to publish. It has been a long journey and I wanted to share with you some of the things I have been working on and a sneak peek of the blurb:

Book blurb:

Chosen by the gods, Astra and Lumi were born for a great destiny but before they can fulfil it, they must have the courage to accept it. In their kingdom of Drasilgard, the ancient and brutal ritual of open succession has kept the peace for generations…until now. Three heirs, one crown and only the strongest may ascend the throne. Dark rumours of prince Lutin’s disappearance and princess Astra’s assassination reach the temple that is both Lumi’s prison and home. Seizing the opportunity, prince Sorin declares himself High King but Lumi dreams that Astra lives.  The dreams of this seer child are the only thing standing between Sorin and the crown he longs for. She must be silenced, and his sister can never be found. In the darkest hours, Lumi and Astra’s strength of spirit will determine the fate of the kingdom.

Here are my attempts to illustrate some of the main characters. I do apologize about the child-like drawings, it has been a long time since I have sketched. University assignments and paid work kept getting in the way…must fund the writing obsession…

Luckily for me, I have a talented young cousin studying fine arts who kindly illustrated some characters for me.

It was very interesting for me to see the differences between our drawings – what I imagined Lumi and Astra looked like, compared to how my cousin imagined them from the character descriptions. Here are the more professional looking versions for your enjoyment.

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