The author wanted me to achieve a similar look to the first book, The Founders. We were having problems coming up with a concept and then finally we combined a couple of ideas and blended them together. The result is this cover. The author provided me with some of her illustrative work (the flower and wild cat face) and I proceeded to digitally paint them, likewise the ground is also digitally painted. The mountains in the back and the smoky sky are photomanipulations. The moonlight streaming down onto the flower is digitally painted. 2012.