Things are beginning to fall into shape now – we’ve got our characters, we’ve got a full story outline, and I’ve written a script for chapter one. It’s time to start bringing these pages to life, and a front cover seems like a logical place to begin.
Our first 24-page chapter is going to serve as an introduction, by recapping the events that surrounded Rasputin’s death and setting up the journey ahead of our protagonist, Varya.
By page 24 she’ll be in Moscow, the new capital, in the year 1920. So that’s where our cover image finds her… with the dome of Saint Basil’s Cathedral just visible over her shoulder.