What I'm looking for is a cover which is as monochromatic as the Brandon Sanderson cover (see design inspiration) but for a city-scape cover like the Reign cover displayed in the design inspiration.
Could the city have green highlights - for example the light cast onto the statues could be a light green but the city itself needs to be darkly monochromatic.
I'd like to see the book cover display the City of Darkness, with the following description in mind:
"With the trees thinning, he paused briefly to observe the sight before him - the City of Light. It lay, surrounded by high walls and a single gated entrance. Etched into the gate’s weathered metallic façade, in a language long forgotten, were the words Nậrr Dứrừm dél Dręmăra - the City of Dreams.
At night, the city was just that.
Light flickered around the huge crystal statues that poked up – waist-upwards – above the walls, highlighting their every carved nick and the symbols etched in the swords they held with measures of pride in their weathered faces. Although, all this was dwarfed by the grand walls that towered over the highest peak of the city, ascending into the starry heavens above. He wondered if the people truly appreciated what beauty they had been gifted. Such a shame that the city would soon fall into ruin, its beauty lost; its grandeur forgotten."
This is a basic description to keep in mind. Please focus on the advice given alongside the book covers and scenes displayed in the design inspiration.
Its important that the city appears to rise up the further you go along the book cover (as if the city is on a hill), with a large wall and the crystal statues mentioned poking up behind the wall.
Text Style: Please use similar style shown in Nathaniel Grey e-book cover (including the little fireball above the 'Y' in Grey)