Years ago, when the manuscript was ready for my wife to edit, I decided that instead of just printing it out, I would print and bind a nice book-like copy for her (this was a while back, before I’d discovered print-on-demand). I quickly made the following cover for her hand-bound copy:
The image on the front cover is of what’s commonly referred to as the Trinity icon, by the Russian painter Andrei Rublev. Its significance will be the subject of a future blog post in this series (as will the story of why it took so long for me to get A Devil’s Gospel into print).
Stay tuned for that; in the meantime, check back next week for the full text of Chapter 1 of the novel, starting with the first part on Monday.