Set between Book 2 and Book 3 of the Star Saga.
The fair blue skin color and dark hair match Nykostra, but not the blue eyes.
I like the troubled look on this girl's face. Could be Nykostra, could be one of her handmaidens.
Another haunted desert warrior inspiration for Nykostra.
I love the armor this guys has. Inspirational only as Votainions are, well, blue skinned.
Desert warrior inspiration for Nykostra.
A falchion of the sort that the Votainions use.
I love the head dress on this portrait.
The final cover art by my brother, Byron McConnell.
Early cover idea with single seat KiV fighter.
Helmet was inspirational for the one Nykostra wears.
Warship model under construction.
Votainion warship model against the blue screen used to photograph it for book covers.
Photographing the Votainion warship for another book cover. This is what Nykostra's warship looks like in The Blood Empress.
Photo shoot for the model that appears on the actual book cover.
KiV-4 model used for the book cover.