Dien is searching for the Guardian-incarnate—a Human child who is destined to wield the Amulet of Ra—before Malcolm Zfnoc finds them.
Containment Collapse is massive. So massive, I had to increase the size of the book to fit all the pages in it—either that, or decrease font-size which I didn't like. So it's the largest size Lulu offers. It had to use white for the page color which was meh but not foreign to me.
Containment Collapse is fully done/released. Today is my call-date even though I finished it awhile ago by now and because I received the print version of it....I'll be posting about that shortly.
Swapped to using Edo to match Expansion Expression's cover and the print version. I like it more.
...And here's the cover for the eighth book, Containment Collapse! Containment Collapse's cover is pretty straight forward, like Expansion Expression's. It's basically the 'inverse' of that cover. Expansion Expression had a pale background with the Scorpion right at the center and front bleeding into that void. Containment Collapse is a really bold and busy space with the Clam eating at it, glowing in it and stripping the color away from it. Which makes sense, considering one is expansion and the other is containment/contraction... The artwork itself was made using oil pastels of various brands/types and some colored pencils. I futzed with the fonts and the text decoration for awhile. The sort of cracked and 'faded' text seemed appropriate for the novel. Like it's being disintegrated. Which is kind of what happens with everything...quite relevant. I felt some angst over it, not sure why, but seeing it next to EE's cover...