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Mission of Honor 1-upgrade by Genkkis Mission of Honor 1-upgrade by Genkkis
This is the cover of the Honor Harrigton novel "Mission of Honor" written by David Weber, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : November 2011

Official website of L'atalante publishing : www.l-atalante.com/

See you soon for the second cover :)

Voici la couverture de "En mission" écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Novembre 2011

Site officiel des éditions l'Atalante : www.l-atalante.com/

A bientôt pour la couv du tome 2 :)

Genkis
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gloveslover99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having now read the entire series (and indeed I'm doing a thorough re-reading now, being about 1/3  through _Flag In Exile_ at this writing), I see some subtleties in the portraits of Elizabeth and Eloise that perhaps escaped me the first time I viewed this painting. Eloise is looking at the Manticoran Queen with an expression mixing consideration, calculation and doubt, no doubt reflecting her own doubts about whether Queen Elizabeth is capable of making peace. Elizabeth, in the meantime, has her back turned to the Havenite President; her expression seems at first glance to be serene, but when you look more closely, there's an underlying tension and her posture is ramrod-stiff (reflecting, I don't doubt, the great difficulty she has in agreeing to negotiate with Haven after all that she and Manticore have suffered at their hands - of course, neither of them knows yet who the *true* author of all their troubles is!).  As noted by several others, the bit with the tattered flags is excellent. The only real criticism I have is more in the nature of a nitpick; Ariel's fur is rather too white - he should, of course, be a cream/gray mixture.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sometime I take some (small) liberty with the story.
With this illustration, I thought that a white cat was better than a grey/cream... So I did it white ;)
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One could argue the brilliant white light behind Ariel has washed out his fur color.  *shrug*

This piece is even more amazing now that I've, finally, read At All Costs and am starting on Mission of Honor.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, I took some liberty with Ariel.
I thought that the illustration would be more efficient with these colors.
It gives more importance to the queen's dress, flags, ...
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I love that star map background. Absolutely love it.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. When you have a book in your hands, you can read the name of the nations in the background; Manticore, Haven, the solarian league and others. Each small star is a system where Maticore and heaven have had a battle. And the small "chains" symbolize the "holes of the worm" (don't know the english term)
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
It's "wormholes", or more correctly the points are wormholes - I suspect one term is based off the other. And I was certain that it was the wormhole network after I saw Manticore.

Wait, you selected which small star to put as well? That's brilliant! It really shows the intensity of the war, and that the alliance' main objective was Trevor's Star, and do I spy Hades?
Seriously, that's a brilliant idea.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)

I used the map that my publisher shows at the beginning of each novel, I guess that Mr. Weber had drawn it.

I don't remember if Hadès was on the map that I used (It was three years ago ;) )Maybe...
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
It's way off to the top left of Haven, well away from the main axis of advance. (heh. Axis of advance for the Allies.) And that fits many of the criterion of Hades. It's even a place where there was a battle, which Honor refers to as the most audaciously stupid manoeuvre in recent history. Despite the fact that she did it and that it worked.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hades, it's the planet-jail in "In enemy hands" no ?
I ask because I don't know if all the names are the same in English and in French
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