After years slaving away to build his bestseller fan base as an indie author, Brian D. Anderson scored a traditional 3-book deal last year with Tor, the juggernaut science fiction and fantasy imprint of Big Five publisher Macmillan.

Today Tor unveiled the gorgeous cover image for the first book in his new epic fantasy series due out in January 2020: The Bard’s Blade.

Behold the wonder!

And read all about the equally fascinating story of the fan/artist who became a cover artist for a Big Five publisher: Felix Ortiz!

Creating the Cover for Brian D. Anderson’s The Bard’s Blade