This is the original work the cover is based on. It is called “The Two Crowns,” by Sir Frank Dicksee, and was painted around 1900.


“The Crown” now has a cover blurb!

Cymus, sorcerer-king, ruler of six cities, monarch for one hundred and fourteen years, rules the Kingdom of Light with an iron fist. His is an era of progress and prosperity – but it comes at a terrible price. When an oppressed religious cult sparks an uprising, Cymus and his daughter Anella become fugitives not just from their own empire, but from death itself – an escape for which Cymus must make an unending sacrifice.

Hunted and alone, both powerful and powerless, the fugitive king must make his way to the owner of his first and greatest debt – before the forces rising up within his daughter threaten the kingdom itself.


…phew! That was really hard to do!