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The Last Peak teaser

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Teaser for "The Last Peak" (L'Ultima Vetta), second of the four stories from our upcoming novel, "The Last Dragons" (Gli Ultimi Draghi). I'll give more details when I post the cover!

Plot outline: Can a mouse become a mage? Scresah, a young muscu with an arrogant and messy attitude thinks so. But when his little sister becomes very ill, everything he believes in is turned upside down. He's going to challenge dark places and mysterious creatures, in a desperate race against time, to find the only one who might save her. But things aren't quite what they look like, and the price to pay will be high...

Somewhat inspired to The Secret of Nimh :)

Pencils by :iconritam:
Colors by me :heart:
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wolfblue13's avatar
badass intens 
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kozispoonStudent General Artist
Great work always comes about when you two get together and collaborate. I sure hope there's an English translation of this epic :)
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PeriliousHobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, I'm excited. Can I has English translation now?
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the-silverwareProfessional Digital Artist
We are actually looking for foreign publishers. I've translated a couple of chapters of the book in English and we're almost ready to send out the dossier. Any publisher you would like tu suggest that might be interested? Not an expert in foreign publishers here.
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CodeMonkeyArtsHobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds like a fantastic story!  Magic, mice, a brothers' love for his ill sister, everyone all in one nice synopsis.  The image definitely shows a determined, hotblooded, young mouse, but there is a sense of fear and confusion; almost as if he knows he's getting a little in over his head.  Great work!
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the-silverwareProfessional Digital Artist
You deserved an extra sneek peek! :)

"- If you say so, I believe you. - Adre nodded - Even though you're not a great mage, I think you can really be magical when you want to.
Scresah should have felt honored; instead, a sudden fear of failing took hold of him. He never felt less magical than now. He was just a mouse; a small, silly mouse with a dying little sister, who was going to risk his tail on a frozen mountain to chase after a legend. For an instant he saw himself as everyone else saw him and understood why no one would trust him: he was always getting ahead of himself rather than face reality, a simple, crude reality such as the one that stood before him. Yet, Adre was telling him that he was special to her, and for some reason that was all he needed. Maybe it took the faith of a child to make him an adult."
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CodeMonkeyArtsHobbyist Digital Artist
....Now you just make me wanna read more!  This is a really strong scene that tells me exactly what I need to know about him.  He does have sucha  sweet little sister, and I can also see why he is determined to save her.  Awesome!
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the-silverwareProfessional Digital Artist
There's a little sketch gallery here: dershing-saga.com/i-racconti/l…
we'll upload more stuff on the go.
Unfortunately the book is in Italian, but we're planning an English translation.
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CodeMonkeyArtsHobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!  Those sketches are awesome!  I look forward to the English translation :D
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Stitchpunk89Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a sucker for stories featuring mice. Mice always interested me; they're small creatures yet there's a lot you're surprised of. 😀
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Drew47ATStudent Traditional Artist
If that is the case, then allow me to introduce to you Redwall: www.amazon.com/Redwall-Book-1-… There is a summary of what the book is about. And here is an audiobook version of Redwall if you are interesting in listening to it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN0IOD….
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NecrovertProfessional Digital Artist
Great picture!
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the-silverwareProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks my friend!
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WoodpeckeryHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sia il disegno sia il colore sono formidabili!è estremamente espressivo!
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