This week in the Leif & Thorn gem AU: secret agents, other Ceannic government workers, and a couple stray miners.
Rubies (Gil Dumas, Sir Gerri), Olivine (Olive Romarin)
Pigeon Blood Agate (Delphinium & D10), Bloodstone (Delphinium), Lithium Quartzes (Agent D10, Pascentia Zikos)
Helgoland Flint (Delphinium & WiB), Snowflake Obsidian (Woman in Black), Bloodshot Iolite (WiB & Delphinium & Thorn)
Imperial Jasper (Thorn & Delphinum), Sapphires (Magnolia Persil, Tansy Lavande, Thorn Estragon), Blue Goldstone (Thorn & WiB)
Pele’s Tears (Mata, Pato, Mata/Pato fusion), Forest Fire Jasper (Magical Bram)
The proof copy of Volume 2 has arrived!
To keep creator expenses down, Whitlock sends these unbound, so what I got in the mail was a big stack of loose pages and an un-cropped cover. Check them out:
All this is well ahead of schedule — last year’s Volume 1 proof came on December 15.
As usual, I’m going to take a couple days and look through it, make sure everything came out okay. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the cover printed a little dark — I’ll probably adjust the values and send the printer a new source file.
And then we go to press!