The Blood Empress (Novella)

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Set between Book 2 and Book 3 of the Star Saga.

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"The howling and humble hearts. know the answers, find the rest Apparently a crystal sea winds into my hands. But when I breath, all I see, melts into the sand " Random Rab.Apparently practicing c. Fantasy Portraits, Character Portraits, Digital Portrait, Portrait Art, Portrait Paintings, Digital Art, Illustrations, Illustration Art, No Ordinary Girl

I like the troubled look on this girl's face. Could be Nykostra, could be one of her handmaidens.

A falchion of the sort that the Votainions use. Swords, Weapons, Blood, Steel, Guns, Weapon, Sword, Firearms, Iron

A falchion of the sort that the Votainions use.

The final cover art by my brother, Byron McConnell. Secret Lovers, Betrayal, Cover Art, Saga, Kindle, Blood, Destruction, Book Covers, Madness

The final cover art by my brother, Byron McConnell.

Early cover idea with single seat KiV fighter. Blood, Cover, Slipcovers, Blankets

Early cover idea with single seat KiV fighter.

When I got home from the first sitting, I loaded the original reference photo of my friend into photoshop and began experimenting with concepts for the . 'V' Sci-fi alternate-direction Barbarian, Sci Fi, My Arts, Photoshop, Deviantart, Statue, Warriors, Art Ideas, Helmet

Helmet was inspirational for the one Nykostra wears.

Votainion warship model against the blue screen used to photograph it for book covers. Book Covers, Blood, Photograph, Model, Decor, Fotografie, Dekoration, Decoration, Fotografia

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. Saga, Blood, Cover, Slipcovers, Blankets

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. Magnetic Knife Strip, Photo Shoot, Blood, Cover, Photoshoot, Slipcovers, Blankets

Photo shoot for the model that appears on the actual book cover.

model used for the book cover. Blood, Cover, Slipcovers, Blankets

KiV-4 model used for the book cover.

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