Wow! Just wow! I love the dynamics of the guy's pose, and how the elf queen's face is slightly removed and surprised. Her trust in him shows in the fact that she is completely motionless, except for laying one hand on his..
A little late, but the book in question is a novel in three volumes of heroic fantasy, Silva. And he reports the course of Lliane, queen of the black elves, and his brothers, in the civil war which she will have to carry out to recover her country. Considering most of the novel proceeds in unknown territory, they will be guided by Azrayen, assassin, who quickly will be completely obsessed by Lliane and will only want she for him.
Very late, but if the history of this illustration always interests you, I will be charmed to speak to you about it! (especially that I asked for another commission with the brothers of Lliane this time )
Then makes the principal history of it tells the tour of Lliane, the young woman elf on the illustration, driven out of her country and reversed with her brother by her people. The people were maltreated too much by preceding king Anadès, tyrant cruel and sanguinary. The elves are thus afraid which his offspring is similar, whereas makes some, Lliane and her brothers were atrociously tortured during years and they want precisely at all costs to have a reign right and good. Lliane is thus found inadvertently with her brothers in a human country which she does not know at all, at a race that she believed extinct. It thus will ask of the assistance to Azrayen, the man of the illustration. He is assassin, cynical, sarcastic, disgusted life, and will help them against his liking, but quickly will be obsessed by Lliane, and he will want she for him and him only. And Lliane can only make, at the same time attracted and counterirritated by this strange man and violent one, she usually if terrified by the men… And it left for a long search through all the continent to seek of the assistance at the other kingdoms, in order to be able to carry out a civil war in her country and to take again the throne which belongs to him of right.