Deeds of Honor Cover Reveal

Posted: November 25th, 2014 under artwork, Collections.
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Looks like the powers that be have approved a cover design, and I like it.

So, here ’tis.    There might still be changes, but I suspect this is it.


Meanwhile, the new book continues to make progress, in spite of everything, and Agent is happy with it after reading 150 pages.  I’m over 170 pages now.   Everyone’s in a bad way…well, almost everyone, and the ones who aren’t are about to find the fan hitting them hard.   The book has several growth centers, so it’s deepening in one area while moving out in another.

The new contract will be a two-book contract for two SF books–the offer would be lower for fantasy because the Vatta books outsold the Paks books.    I may consider self-pubbing the next Paks books when the time comes, depending in part on the success of the collection.

Thank you all for your support.


  • Comment by Gareth — November 25, 2014 @ 4:12 pm


    Looks great.

  • Comment by Iphinome — November 25, 2014 @ 10:16 pm



    One thing, and it’s probably just me, but it’s oddly distracting to see the sword pointing toward the spine of the book.

  • Comment by Nadine Barter Bowlus — November 26, 2014 @ 12:28 am



  • Comment by Margaret Middleton — November 26, 2014 @ 7:19 am


    Iphinome: do you happen to be left-handed? Being a northpaw myself, the sword looks to be in perfect position [grin].

  • Comment by Richard (Simpkin) — November 26, 2014 @ 10:53 am


    Yes to the cover.

    (Tree-and-harp: nice image, good resonances)

  • Comment by pennyworth — November 26, 2014 @ 11:25 am


    Very nice. I’m doing a reread of Crown. Those poor Verrakai kids. Dorrin was their anchor in their new world.
    Arvid is even better on the reread.

  • Comment by Annabel — November 26, 2014 @ 1:34 pm


    It’s lovely – do you have a publication date yet? Not yet on Amazon, alas…..

  • Comment by elizabeth — November 26, 2014 @ 2:52 pm


    Nope, no pub date yet. Just got cover OK from person with final veto on Monday, and they’re off for the rest of the week.

    Sorry, guys.

    Tree & harp is my doing. And Ruta’s. She found the image.

  • Comment by Alex V — November 26, 2014 @ 6:25 pm


    Will there be any stories from the other paladins like Fenris or Cami

  • Comment by Iphinome — November 26, 2014 @ 7:50 pm


    @Margaret Middleton Yes I’m a sinister type.

  • Comment by Linda — November 27, 2014 @ 10:34 am


    Hmmmm, I like it. Hope all your Thanksgivings are going well. I am so grateful for my favorite writers and their awe inspiring works.

  • Comment by Lise — November 28, 2014 @ 9:21 pm


    Very nice. I can’t wait!

  • Comment by Eir de Scania — November 29, 2014 @ 8:27 am


    It’s a lovely cover!

  • Comment by Cindy — November 30, 2014 @ 11:23 pm


    Love the cover.

  • Comment by Sharidann — December 1, 2014 @ 12:51 am


    Love the Cover!

    And belated Happy Thankgsgivings wishes!

  • Comment by KatrinaK — December 2, 2014 @ 11:18 am


    Nice cover!

    However you publish the next Paks book, I’ll be sure to buy it as soon as I can.

  • Comment by Marian — December 3, 2014 @ 2:17 am


    That is splendid news about the contract 🙂

  • Comment by Margaret A. Davis — December 3, 2014 @ 11:10 am


    So glad that there is a new book contract offer! I enjoy both your sf & your fantasy. I think self-pubbing is viable these days, especially if you do it with a bunch of previously (or currently) traditionally published authors. Have you considered: or Can’t wait to read more space opera or Paks world fantasy from you. I read “First Blood” in Shattered Shields yesterday & really enjoyed it, of course! Thanks! And please keep writing!!!

  • Comment by GinnyW — December 3, 2014 @ 7:59 pm


    Love the cover, cant’ wait to open it!

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