Holy Sister Art Contest

This post is to announce a fan art contest with entries featuring characters from any Mark Lawrence novels. The best entry will receive an Advance Reading Copy of the highly anticipated conclusion to The Book of the Ancestor trilogy:




NO random prize this year, sorry. I only have one signed (or dedicated) Holy Sister ARC to offer as prize for this contest, which the best entry shall win.


To enter the competition create an original piece of two-dimensional art (Painting, Drawing, Photography, Digital Art, etc) and email it to us by clicking HERE.

We are looking to receive entries featuring original elements conceived and created by you, the artist. Please make sure that your entry doesn’t violate any copyright laws and doesn’t include any copyrighted material, trademarks or logos owned by another party. Your entry mustn’t be a copy of a photo/artwork that you do not own or have permission to use.


This is an international competition, open to everyone.

You can submit as many entries as you like.


The contest closes on Sunday, 6th January 2019 and will be judged by

Mark Lawrence, Pen Astridge and Agnes Meszaros



Due to individual setups the Mailto link might not work properly in some cases.

If that happens for you just drop me a message through the contact form and I’ll get back to you.

Best of luck, everyone! – Agnes

Huge thank you to Pen Astridge for creating the above image for this competition announcement, which is based on the original US cover for Holy Sister by Bastien Lecouffe-Deharme!



1. Jorg by Kevin Jones (and daughter)


2. Nona meets Amondo by Mayticks


3. The Path by Steve Kimmins


4. The Moon by Francesca Tacchi


5. Sister Kettle and Apple by Emma Lim


6. Nona and Ara by Mayticks


7. “Sisters fight” by Aurélia Quéré


8. Blade Path Chamber by Beverly


9. Nona and the ship heart by Sarah White


10. Bound by Francesca Tacchi


11. Sister Cage by Aurel Gesztelyi


12. “Nona waits (for Raymel Tascis)” by Bea


13. “Dark Elegy” by William Hiles


14. The Sisters of Sweet Mercy by Stella and Irene



15. Aslaug by Reide Perigo


16. Diamond shitting goat by Vivianne Holmén


17. Nona by Francesca Resta


18. Below the Convent by Thomas Goldbach


19. Becoming holy by Jane Kelsey


20. Holothour by Mayticks


21. Arabella by Nuedama 


  9 comments for “Holy Sister Art Contest

  1. December 22, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I love the tarot card. So much symbolism there.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. December 30, 2018 at 1:42 am


    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 3, 2019 at 5:19 am

    No6 by a mile.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rob standen
    January 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

    No17 hauntingly beautiful and fearsome and good enough to be a book cover , take a bow Francesca

    Liked by 2 people

    • francescaresta
      January 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Rob! I’m very happy that you like it 🙂


  5. Branden Cluever
    January 8, 2019 at 6:59 am

    No.17 Hands down! Nona by Francesca, is a picture that recieves a visceral reaction! Great work!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Samantha Newsome
    January 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Nona by Francesca! This feels so right.


  7. Stuart
    February 20, 2019 at 1:20 am

    No 17 by Francesca, this is how I perceived Nona in my minds eye as I read the books, haunting picture, love it.


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