Enjoy the current cover of the first novel in Malmaxa, namely “Beltamar’s War“.
The cover depicts Daniskira, the Symbologist, adorned with her marks of lineage. Her feminine arm, the left, is fully visible and clearly reveals the unique symbols of all her twelve mothers. These marks are rendered in color upon the background parchment, where they line the right side of the image.
In contrast, Daniskira’s masculine arm is partially hidden from view and thus conceals the symbols of her first four fathers. Her fathers’ marks, for twelve generations, line the left side of the cover.
The cover is a visual representation of the Seizen’s interpretation of the Second Law, which states “Honor your family and wear their marks, always.”
For those interested in history, the picture below is the original cover. Unfortunately some seemed to think this indicated the story was focused on tattooing, which is more than a little incorrect… Tell me true – do you wield the marks of your family etched within the fabric of your soul, or depicted upon paper in a picture? Is a picture truly worth a myriad memories?