This is the basic image that will form the cover of 'The Secret Angels' when it is published. It won't look exactly like this, of course, because it will have to be edited and manipulated, not to mention the cover text and information being applied. Nevertheless, it does form the basis of it. I will publish the actual cover image when it is finalised.
The picture actually shows the Schloss Itter, which is to be found in Austria's Tyrol. For the purposes of the book, it is to masquerade as the entirely fictitious Schloss Blitzenfels, which is in another Austrian province, Carinthia - or Karnten as the locals call it. Call up Google Maps and you will find the Malta Valley (Maltatal), southeast of the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain. The village of Koschach will be there, as will its splendid waterfall, the Fallbachfalle. What you won't find is a castle atop the crag from which the falls issue. The Schloss Blitzenfels is merely a figment of my imagination. The road by which Rutter and co. approach the castle, however, is real.
This morning, I passed a major landmark in the development of the book. I passed the 120,000 word mark, which makes it, officially, an epic rather than a novel. According to WPS Writer's word count facility, it now consists of 120,203 words. Bear in mind that the total includes things like chapter headings, title and copyright notice.
How much more remains to be written remains to be seen, but I would not be surprised if it was at least 10,000 words, so don't hold your breath. After that, of course, it must be edited, so the final figure will be lower.
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