The four books following HTSW - OFE are related to the Primordial Essences as the first four were on the primary elements. They match like this if it wasn't obvious already: Expansion of Expression - Expansion (Scorpion) The Madness of Light - Order/Light (White Spider) The Corruption of Dark - Chaos/Dark (Black Spider) Containment Collapse - Containment (Clam) The covers so far reflect that...
The Madness of Light has formally been released. By formally, I mean, I've put up the links to buy it on Lulu and I'm saying if you want an electronic copy, I'll give it to you. That is all, carry on.
So...long story short: TMOL was so long that I couldn't make a normal paperback copy. So I had to make a hardcover copy. That messed things up a bit with getting the book finished as I had to figure out how to make a hardcover cover. The 'bleed' areas are much larger with a hardcover version so I had to move text around and make it smaller against the artwork. I found my way, though. The final version is going to have slightly modified spine and back text, but here is my first ever hardcover copy of my books!'
I've pulled my stuff together, guys. I'm so close to finishing The Madness of Light I can taste it. And I finished the blurb so the page is up. It'll be ready to share in a few weeks. Also, teaser: This one necessitates a hard cover copy so at least for a little while one could buy hard cover copies of it once I get it done. BE PREPARED.
Book six. I'm really getting there. Before the first draft was even finished, I did the cover. I've been sitting on this post for a few months now because The Madness of Light is proving to be as complex and tricky as I knew it would. I also knew exactly what I wanted out of the cover for this work. Which was a far simpler task than actually writing the thing. Like Expansion Expression, the cover is concrete. What is being represented is a stylistic interpretation of one of the Primordial Essences. This one is the Spider of Light. A representation of order. Maybe. It's all a blur. The original artwork, before filters/text additions: