The Book of Angels
Published: September 2012
Paperback with Flaps
all in color
8 X 11
Carton Quantity: 20
The Book of Angels shines a light on little-known facts of angel lore that have been hidden away for centuries. Brought to vivid life through Ruth Thompson's stunning full-color artwork, this angel guide, now in paper, presents otherworldly beings of awe, mystery, and power--from Lucifer, the Bringer of Light, whose ambition sparked the War in Heaven, to Uriel, the most formidable of angelic warriors, to Azriel, the fearsome Angel of Death. A special section on Angelic Lore recounts stories from the Bible, literature, and history.
Ruth Thompson specializes in fantasy and medieval artwork. After working briefly as a staff artist with Steve Jackson Games in Texas, she moved to Ohio, where she started her Tarnished Images studio. Thompson exhibited at her first Renaissance fair in 1994. In 1998, she created the first painting in the series The Archangels: The Host, which would become the basis for The Book of Angels. As an illustrator for more than 15 years, Thompson has garnered many awards. Her work is on display at festivals and galleries throughout the country, including The Franklin Mint.
Contributing illustrator L. A. Williams has been illustrating in the fantasy genre for two decades. His credits include Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, and Upper Deck. He has received numerous awards and has collectors from around the world. Primary illustrator for Sterling's stunning The Book of Knights, Williams' personal work revolves around both angelic and romantic imagery.
Contributing illustrator Renae Taylor graduated from the prestigious Savannah College of Art &
Design. She is currently a freelance illustrator and designer, and her work can be seen in shows and galleries throughout the country.