Front book cover of Merdeka Rising: Part Two of Black Sun, Red Moon: A Novel of Java. The design incorporates a mid-to-late 19th century Javan keris (kris) dagger over the national flag of Indonesia, which was first flown ‘officially’ at the declaration of Indonesian independence at the close of WWII in August 1945. The revolutionary war in Indonesia started soon afterwards.  The keris blade is naga (‘moving') with several luq (curves). No reproduction permission required for press comment or review purposes. Reviewers and bloggers may reproduce this image provided no alterations are made, no advertising links are present (except to this title at booksellers) and no questionable or offensive language/image/video appears on the same page.