Design a book cover for my debut novel - a Victorian era fantasy
adventure. I would like the cover to convey a sense of magic and
intrigue, and be Victorian in feel.
I had a cover designed by LuLu (pdf attached below) but I am hoping
maybe you guys can do better.
My initial idea was to use a tarot card as the main illustration -
"the fool" - which represents the main character.
The sketch can be seen in the attached cover. You can use
the sketch as a basis for your design and alter it as you see fit. I
am open to other ideas as well.
Basic plot - it is 1854, After a Faerie foretells that Edwin Maussade
is destined to play a pivotal role in European social history,
Maussade and two agents of Her Majesty’s government are propelled
into a case that leaves them vulnerable to attacks at every turn. As
the team uncovers fifth column traitors to the Crown, weapons
laboratories, and an assassins’ cult, townspeople begin to
disappear, leading the team to wonder whether their adversary intends
to replace Queen Victoria with an oligarchy. Now it is up to them to
eliminate the threat before Great Britain falls. In this sweeping
Victorian fantasy, weaponry and romance mix side-by-side with mage
battles and man-to-man combat as the team moves toward its final
Maussuade, the central character, is depicted as a tall, thin man
wearing a top hat and black suit. Black hair with blue highlights,
deep set eyes and an aquiline nose. long white fingers and long legs.
graceful. Maussaude is just starting out in life and can be pushed in
either direction - to good or evil - he is the fool (tarot card), a
spirit in search of experience, oblivious that he is walking towards