An exciting new fantasy novel, set in a dangerous world that connects every city on the planet.
Goblin Alley: Eleven Lords is the exciting new fantasy novel from the mind of writer/artist Michael Burges.
Goblinus. The goblin city in the faerie realm that connects every city on the planet. A place of danger, adventure and wonder.
Dalton Hicks. Champion cross country runner, returns to Goblin Alley against his will. Pursued by evil. Reunited with the beautiful and deadly shape-shifter Mingmei. Charged by the Goblin King with an impossible mission. How long can he outrun his fate?
As an independent author I always strive to do my best. Goblin Alley: Eleven Lords marks my tenth novel release and with your help I hope to make it the best yet!
The Magical World of Publishing
We've passed through the alley from the mundane world where publishers decide what gets printed, to the magical world where readers like you and authors like me decide what gets published. I'm asking you to join me in this adventure to make this a fantastic release.
The novel is already written. I have three goals with this project:
- Pay for professional editing and the publishing costs associated with producing high-quality print editions in trade paperback and hardcover.
- Spread the word about Goblin Alley! I want to get as many copies out to readers as possible. Thanks to Kickstarter we can build 'preorders' for the book and create far more buzz about the release.
- Relaunch the series by giving the first book, Goblin Alley: Bloodied Fang, the same treatment.
Join the Adventure!
It's easy to join the ranks of Goblin Alley fans. First, pledge to support the project. We've got some great rewards, deals that won't be available after the Kickstarter project. Second, help spread the word about the project both online and off.
Remember, funding is all or nothing. Each pledge gets us closer to our goal!
Preview the Book!
Download the opening sample now in formats for Kindle, Nook (and other ePub readers) or PDF (Right-click the format you want and choose 'Save As'). We don't have the cover art yet, but that'll be coming. Or you can read the opening online at Glittering Throng Press.
The original cover art will be revealed during the project along with special behind-the-scenes look at its creation.
If you're pledging at a level with print editions please add $10 to help cover the increased costs of international shipping.
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Jul 3, 2012 - Jul 31, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
OLYMPIA. Bring Goblin Alley home with your very own e-book edition of GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS, in the format of your choice (e-pub, mobi, & pdf). Plus my heartfelt thanks for helping make this novel better.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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SEATTLE. Bring even more Goblin Alley home with e-book copies of both GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS. Preordering now gets you both novels at an unbeatable savings! But more importantly, you'll have a chance to make the novel better and my heartfelt thanks for your support!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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PORTLAND. Bring Goblin Alley home and get to show it off with your very own trade paperback of GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS. Plus, for being one of the great people that helps launch this book and create buzz, you'll also get both GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS in e-book! And my heartfelt thanks for your really great support!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $35 or more
LONDON. Bring Goblin Alley home and get to really show it off with a hardcover, dust-jacketed edition of GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS! You'll also get the great value of both e-books, GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS. I'm grateful for all my fantastic supporters, but at the hardcover level I'll also list you on the acknowledgments page of the novel!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
PARIS. You've demonstrated fantastic support of my novel! You'll get both GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS in trade paperback and in e-book! And since you're someone who truly loves getting everything, I'll also include my tie-in e-book ALLEY CAT, a short GOBLIN ALLEY story featuring a character from ELEVEN LORDS. Plus you'll get listed on the acknowledgments page of the novel, with my heartfelt thanks.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $70 or more
SHANGHAI. I'm in awe. You're stellar! For your support in making this the best novel it can be, you'll receive both GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS in hardcover dust-jacketed editions and in e-book. Plus my short tie-in e-book, ALLEY CAT and listing on the acknowledgments page with my heartfelt thanks.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
NEW YORK. You're changing the face of publishing! With your support we'll have a terrific launch! At this level you'll get personally signed copies of both GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS in hardcover dust-jacketed editions. Plus the e-books, including the short tie-in e-book ALLEY CAT. I'll also include my heartfelt thanks on the acknowledgments page!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
GOBLINUS. Plunge into Goblin Alley with personally signed hardcover dust-jacketed copies of GOBLIN ALLEY: BLOODIED FANG and GOBLIN ALLEY: ELEVEN LORDS. You also get the deluxe e-book package that includes both GOBLIN ALLEY novels and the short tie-in ALLEY CAT. Plus you'll get a canvas art print of the ELEVEN LORDS cover art and listing on the acknowledgments page with my heartfelt thanks.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012