Two posts in one week?  Wow, maybe I am getting back into the swing of blogging. :)

Kendra E. Ardnek is preparing to release her newest book, The Worth of a King, and here's the cover...

...you didn't think I was just going to post it, were you?

...keep scrolling...

....a little more...


Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.

Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.

Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.


“He loves her,” was the only answer Adrian had. The answer that had been eating at him for three weeks.
Jerolin was quiet a moment. “Prince Delaney? Well, I’m hardly surprised. She is quite beautiful. Any man could fall in love with with a mere glance, and I’d wager that he’s had far more than a mere glance.”
Adrian threw a glare at Jerolin, not sure that he liked that tone in his adopted brother’s voice. “And she seemed rather fond of him.”


This was a bit of a different cover design process because Kendra didn't give me very much to go off of.  It was kind of a trial-and-error process, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result (and it was a very fun, experimental process).  (Also I'm excited to read the book!)

When I first started making it, I really only had a title.  This was a while ago while Kendra was still writing the book and I wanted to design something.  This design went through a few iterations before we abandoned it.


I wasn't sure what look Kendra was going for, so I made two concept covers.

The one on the right looks a little like something from a nativity scene.  I'm very glad we didn't pursue this concept.  We did go with the black and gold concept...we just made a lot of changes.
This was the first thing we came up with.


We adjusted the words to the bottom of the cover and played around with the coloring.

And this is the final result!


Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She's been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. "Finish your story, Kendra," is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that glorify God and His Word.
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  1. It’s so much fun to see the changes the cover goes through before the final version! You did a fantastic job, as always. This cover is one of my absolute favorites!

  2. Oh wow! It's cool to see the evolution. The final is my favorite.

  3. Oooh, I quite enjoyed seeing the evolution of Worth's cover. Very interesting. I definitely like the end result; great work!

  4. I do like those earlier cover ideas. But what you say about the nativity scene look is too true. It wouldn't have been a good choice. The final one is better.

  5. Ooooh, definitely sounds right up my alley. *adds to GoodReads* Thanks for sharing! The cover is GORGEOUS.

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  6. That cover is B-E-A-UTIFUL! You did an AMAZING job!

  7. Ooh, it's fun to see your process for the cover! I've been meaning to email you, but I keep getting lost along the way. Just know I haven't forgotten about you =)


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