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The Book of Deacon by Deligaris The Book of Deacon by Deligaris
A book cover for the fantasy novel "The Book of Deacon", by the self-published author Joseph Lallo.
This is the first part of a trilogy, and the (first) ebook is available on Amazon for free: [link]
The cover features the main character of the story, Myranda; a young wizard.

I was glad to hear that the new cover pushed the book's downloads in #1 rank in the "top free fantasy books" section, and a month later it's still in the top 20 on Amazon Kindle.

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my cover actually fulfill its purpose and that the author's investment in my artwork was well worth it, having an immediate impact on sales and popularity...
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:iconfanofnarnia:
FanOfNarnia Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Would it be ok with you, if i'll upload a book cover, made with it?
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:icondewfreak83:
Dewfreak83 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing book, and amazing artwork. I'm easily one of those guys that "judge a book by its cover" and you did it justice!
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not seen this one in your gallery before, it looks beautiful <3
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DHBW Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Yep cool book...perhaps I should look at the others....
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kellywashington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
amazing!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb book and a cover to match.
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:iconanilbujji:
anilbujji Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
specially the colors
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:iconanilbujji:
anilbujji Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
WOW, I love it.
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:iconmagichatpoof:
magichatpoof Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Gorgeous. I love your work. Thanks for making amazing art!
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconladylaria:
LadyLaria Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
I read this book! Beautiful cover and beautiful book, congratulations!
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Oberstenfeldherr Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
oh hey. i read that, and i totally recognize your picture. *hands on hips* that's actually pretty darn neat.

also, i'm loving your gallery.
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it!
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mechanicalsky23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am totally reading this book right now in this moment of time and love it!
Seriously, the cover is what drew me in!! It's super awesome :D
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it!
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:iconxenaleena:
Xenaleena Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You made this?!?!?! WOW I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! I love the book sooooo much!!!!!!!!!
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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xxsnowyxxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved thi book to bits! I, sadly, cannot purchase the second book, though. I am extremely happy with the cover and it was what lured be to get the free kindle version in the first place. There weren't many interesting fantasy book covers, and I judge cover first, and then go through their stories to weed out which ones will be first or last to read.

This cover is amazing, and I'm happy I read "The Book of Deacon"
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe that's great to hear, glad you liked that! :)
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xxsnowyxxx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Cassiandretta Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Fantastic book. And I LOVE the art you did for it! It is lovey and catches Myranda perfectly.
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:iconlithxe:
lithxe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! The level of detail is just amazing, and I love how the composition blows you right off into the story. ^-^!
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G-manbg Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha nice :D ..you made this ? ..Im currently reading the book and making some fanart and I just love how you've made Miranda look nice job!!
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:iconazreal258:
AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I love this series just started it hooked on the first few pages.
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:iconlahnaloo:
lahnaloo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love this so much
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ArieieTheWatcher Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sniff* THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. I didn't know a Deviant did this!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Saoirse86 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
LOVE this book. Almost done with it and I'm sad that I'm almost done.
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:iconvirival:
Virival Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I bought the books and devoured them. I loved your art, and it's actually what drew me into buying The Book of Deacon in the first place.. so, thank you. :)
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Amba-xx Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I absolutely love these books! read them all a few months back, and the short story 'Jade':)
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ladym317 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so glad I found this! I have very recently become a fan of this series and just started the third book. I just happened to look on dA for possible fan art and I find the cover art! squee!
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Tenshii-Clone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a beautiful picture. It is what made me start reading the book and now I'm quite hooked. Amazing artwork. <3
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you liked them both! :)
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:iconmystermism:
MysterMism Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful. I would read this book, based on that cover. good work!
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ellysiam Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
It certainly did the job. I recently got my own Kindle Fire and I was hesitant toward the free books, but when I saw the cover, I immediately downloaded. I hate to say it, but I tend to judge books by their covers >_>

I loved the art work, and being a female that loves anything and everything magic, I instantly thought, sweeeet, female mage that is probably going to kick butt! -download-

I'm glad I did, totally adored the book and immediately purchased the next one right when I finished. I wish I could find some artwork of Lian/Leo.
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's great to hear! :)

Yeah, most people judge by the looks of things. That's what graphic designers are for, heh.
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quiksilverice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I loved the cover of the book, and in truth i read the book before i actually looked to see who the cover was by. Great work, i love the way she is drawn. Right now i am on the second book, and already have the third downloaded to read that later. Great books, great art. :)
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked those!
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quiksilverice Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now I've read all of the books he's written :)
Even Jade and Bypass Gemini.
but i still lov the artwork from the Book of Deacon Series the best.
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear :)
Recently I illustrated the rest of his novels' covers, including the ones you mentioned. Check them out if you haven't seen them yet ;)
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LadyKnight4 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just finished reading this book. Finding this made my day. :D
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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InsanitiesFinest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I actually got this book on my Nook! This peice is awesome ^-^
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe cool, thanks!
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:iconkjarnold:
kjarnold Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Digital Artist
fabulous, simple and dynamic!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Writer
Very, very awesome!! :)
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
:hug:
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