'Terra Rising: By Right of Arms' ~ cover art & design




The above logo, created for the science fiction book series, TERRA RISING, I know, wasn't what JT had in his head. Luckily, he loved my interpretation of his concept (subdued silver, like a military badge, a starburst with an infinity symbol on top, with a sword thrust up through the starburst). 

I think he had more of a military patch in mind. 


Thinking that didn't follow the theme well enough, I extrapolated, lol.

I studied several Marine badges from different countries and somehow this popped into my head ... looking  NOTHING like the badges I was looking at, lol. 


I've never claimed to know how my brain works, so don't ask.


The Confederated Nations of Terra receive a shocking distress signal from out of system. Captain Aaron Richardson and the crew of the TNS Intrepid are horrified at what they find after responding to the distress call from Earth’s closest celestial neighbor, Alpha Centauri. What they discover launches them into a new universe of political and military intrigue. Using ancient legends, they forge Earth’s position in the Principean Empire and discover the secrets of Earth’s distant past. Thwarted at every turn by pirates, they must fight a race of aliens who are intent on killing all humans and destroying the Earth. Unable to do it alone, they must seek assistance of new allies to save their home.


BRoA is actually a second edition. If you happen to have the first version, make sure to get this version, too. If I understand it right, editing and revisions were made to the text, making it a cleaner, more enjoyable reading experience. Besides ... Who wouldn't want the new cover ;P



I'll be sure to keep y'all updated as to when the 'revailing' will be :D Keep an eye on the BRoA page on my website for links and such. By Right of Arms



Onto wrapping up the next book :D


Until next time ...


This post edited by Grammarly*: Three errors were remedied.


*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven, but posted as provided by author/publisher. 


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Comment by Aidana WillowRaven on August 30, 2014 at 1:38pm

What 'punk' sub-genre is apocalyptic and dystopian themes? Diesel? Or is it not punk at all?

Comment by Blimprider on August 30, 2014 at 2:19pm

Most of the 'punks can be dystopian.  The prefix to -punk defines the technology that powers the society.  Steampunk has coal-fired engines that depend on steam pressure at some point in the process.  Dieselpunk, as it says, is diesel, and is usually grittier than steampunk, and often more modern, picking up its heyday in the 1910s and 20s, after the steam-powered society has faded.  Clockpunk uses windup engines and is usually a lot cleaner than either of the two above, but is often used as a specialized power source within a larger genre.  It's a lot more complex than this simple explanation, but that should serve to get you into the Big Picture.

Comment by Aidana WillowRaven on August 30, 2014 at 2:22pm

So where would the post-apocalyptic/dystopian society above, fit in? Or wouldn't it?

Comment by Blimprider on August 30, 2014 at 2:51pm

Not having read the book, the blurb looks to me like mainstream SF, rather than being any sort of 'punk at all.  I specify again, not having read the book.

Comment by Aidana WillowRaven on August 30, 2014 at 2:56pm

You know me, I don't read them until after the fact, either, lol. From what little I know, it may fit into the cli-fi category, but I can't be certain of that. So many sub-genres out there, I'm sure I'm getting it wrong, lol.

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