“ The maquette of the book cover ”

Hélène
Hélène

English book cover

The reflection of our universe


It is not easy to convey an emotion at first sight. And yet, it is precisely what a book cover is made for : to successfully get the message across, at the very first glance.


The illustration was created in August 2018. It was the first order placed with a Freelance artist. We will not lie, it was our first stressful time!


“Will the result be worth the price? Will it match my expectations?

What if I eventually change my mind… what am I going to do with this order?” 😱

These are precious memories! But hey, there comes a time when you definitively have to get started.

The result was really worth it, and the great amount of stress quickly vanished. This first experience marked a long series of new illustrations.

Key elements of the cover illustration

This cover had to represent the key symbols of the story: Cassandra, her necklace, the star, and the castle.

As you can see, there is indeed our main character, Cassandra, at the top of a hill, her necklace in one hand. She looks towards Saint-Crystala, the capital of the Kingdom. The contours of the castle stand out on the night, the towers soar into the sky. Above, a radiant star culminates, which overlooks everything.

These different elements combined should allow you to visualize a fantastic story, a touch of magic, a feeling of royalty and an ounce of mystery.

The final version is yet to come

For now, it is only a maquette. We are still waiting for the end of the project to make a definitive version.

In the meantime, we hope that you will like this version, et that it will really make you want to enter the Kingdom of Crystala’Opram! 😄