Leigh Bardugo is author and creator of fantasy novels and the iconic Grishaverse.
With over three million copies sold, Bardugo is a New York Times bestselling author. Her Grishaverse includes the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology,
The Language of Thorns and King of Scars. King of Scars is the first of the Nikolai duology, and Billelis was delighted to create the front cover art.
The piece includes two headed eagle in coat of arms style illustration with details including russian buildings and ships, to mirror the russian spy tale in the novel.
Scroll down to see some process photos and early stages of the cover for a better insight into Billelis' developmental and artistic process.
Concept: Ellen Duda