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The Good Men
24 year old American male with an interest in historical fiction, alternate history, science fiction, and good old-fashioned action/adventure! "The Good Men" has been a passion project for mine for a few years now, and while I'm not exactly expecting to top any NY Times bestsellers, I'm hoping to get the most badass cover I can from you guys!
"In 1356, Sir Guy is sent to an abandoned castle in southern France to investigate rumors of a strange new heresy brewing. He encounters the Good Men – a small charity sent from our time to better the medieval world. Panicked by the technological wonders he perceives as witchcraft, he flees for his life to warn the world. In his chaotic wake, Richard, a handsome, young, and utterly ruthless man, takes over the Good Men and focuses on rapid expansion. If the feudals won’t accept the future willingly, he’ll force them to. . . with the power of the bullet. The armies of Christendom mobilize and desperately battle against an enemy seven centuries more advanced than they. Knights and soldiers, lords and kings, popes and peasants; all are sucked into the storm as Europe is set ablaze."
I anticipate a predominately male audience in the US.
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Gritty, action-oriented mood, with the grit and inherent conflict of both sides on display. Imagery can be taken from the Crusades, from medieval warfare, etc, although a juxtaposition of that with modern technology would be nice. Covers can be relatively simple, focusing on the weapons themselves, or more complex.
What to avoid
I would prefer it if designers refrain from stock imagery, but if it genuinely suits the piece and looks badass, I am willing to accept it!