First, the good news. It’s done.

Second, the good news. Us loyal minions have seen the cover, and it’s pretty cool, and in a move we think is clever, invokes the American Flag Date thing from the 1632 covers, as you can plainly see from the attached image. So, why not Pre-Order it now! (Click the thumbnail for a larger version of the cover.)

Note that this cover will test the classic assumption in publishing that a novel with a picture of a black man on the cover won’t sell well. Please help us prove them wrong!

— Loyal Minions.