To understand how the design came about, I thought I would explain the thinking behind it, and how it came to pass.
The novel describes the life of a young Spanish seamstress, and starts during the build-up to the Spanish civil war of the 1930’s.
What is it that separates fantasy novels from other genres? Most fantasy novels are set on mythical worlds straight from the author’s imagination, some inhabited by outlandish beasts, or strange and mysterious semi-human dwellers. But what really defines and holds these worlds together is the existence of magic.