Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran

Illustration and design

The follow up to Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens is an epic family saga set over three continents and three generations, against a backdrop of increasing civil war in Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

I aimed to create a cover that felt like part of the same family as Chai Time, while still retaining its own personality and flavour. This is a heavy book, but is also filled with joyful moments and beautiful storytelling, so I paired bright colours like pink and orange with darker imagery like the burning of the Jaffna Library.

See also:
Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens

Client: Ultimo Press
AD: Robert Watkins

Front cover art for the Song of the Sun God

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I am represented by Jacky Winter worldwide. If you have a brief for me, please contact them or email

All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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