Book Cover for Into the Land of Iowah

Posted on November 15th, 2011

As I’m sure is not a surprise, I’m hard at work on another novel with the working title, Into the Land of Iowah. Here’s the blurb:

Vagus, a wizard from the realm of Amishan, loses a battle and is banished to the most heinous land his enemy can think of: a corn field in the middle of present-day Iowa. In a land where all people know of magic is from the movies, he’s convinced there’s no worse place to be. With the help of a trucker named Bob, Vagus must find his way back home in time to rescue his friends.

It’s intended to be a humorous fantasy novel in the vein of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Terry Pratchett’s novels.

While there is still a lot of work left to do on the novel, I was lucky enough to befriend a talented artist, Chris Osman.  He’s created a cover concept for Into the Land of Iowah, and I think it’s pretty awesome.  There’s still time to make adjustments, so feel free to comment if there’s something you think should change.  Of course, comments like “this is an awesome cover” and “I can’t wait until it’s ready” are also welcome.  🙂

Into the Land of Iowah cover

Into the Land of Iowah cover (click for larger version)

What do you think? I’d love to hear it!

3 responses to “Book Cover for Into the Land of Iowah”

  1. Danielle says:

    Love it! I do still want to see Bob’s semi and a little more of a befuddled expression, but overall I think that the author did a fantastic job!!!

  2. John Bullock says:

    Simply put; I love it!

  3. Danielle says:

    Neat! Is the stormy/cloudy night sky some integral part of the story? The scale between the silo’s, barn and windmill mess with my eye/head a bit. For some reason I was sad that the barn was not classic bright red, maybe this style of barn is actually more prevalent than the classic barn? I LOVE the expression on his face. I sure hope you got a hillbilly making fun of his skirt worked into the story somewhere 🙂

    I also like the fact that the horizon line is placed to give the “big sky” perspective that those of us who have lived in ND, Iowa or other plains states know very well.

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