About this project
Help us show new readers about the mythologies and cultures of our shared past in a fascinating new way... About City of the Gods: Guardian - Forced by a mystical bond, D’Molay and Mazu must travel across the Realms of the Gods in search of Circe, one of the greatest Sorceresses of Greek myth. But finding her is only half the battle, for they must also rescue one of Circe’s victims and return her to an impatient deity.
To make matters worse, D’Molay begins to doubt his own sanity as he begins to hallucinate and becomes convinced that someone or some thing is stalking them. What is Circe’s secret task, and does D’Molay know something that threatens the very existence of the City of the Gods? Uncover more mysteries of this unique world in this second book in the series.
Why we believe in the City of the Gods The most successful movies usually have one thing in common – name recognition: Dracula, Robin Hood, Frankenstein. So how can you replicate that same approach in a fantasy book? How about writing a new epic story about gods everyone knows? We spent ten years developing a universe that ties into the history of our past and explains how and why the gods of old left Earth for a new realm of their own. One of the biggest complaints people have about fantasy books is trying to keep track of all the different races, names and cultures. In City of the Gods, most readers have already heard of Zeus, Set, Quetzalcoatl and Odin, so readers have an idea for the characters and the world. We’ve also added deeper mysteries beyond the main story, that keep you reading till the very end. So far we’ve created the first novel, an anthology, a comic and role playing book all based in the City of the Gods. Our illustrated novel uses some of the greatest art ever created -- repurposed engravings and paintings by Gustave Doré, Lord Frederick Leighton, Léon François Commerre, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Arthur Hughes, Ingres, Diego Velázquez, William Bouguereau, Botticelli, John William Waterhouse, and other works all adjusted to match the story. Its an attempt to create a new kind of novel in a unique classic style.
Funding Details We have already written and published the first novel in this series, so we have a proven track record and a growing fan base. We are seeking completion funds to help edit, print and market the book on a larger scale. Visit www.cityofthegods.com to see just how much we’ve already done to reach out and gain a following… We hope you'll help us expand this exciting new universe and help expose readers to the cultures and mythologies of our shared past.
STRETCH GOALS If we reach $2,750 - Wynn Mercere will host a live video hangout at the City of the Gods page on Google+ . Ask Wynn any question about the novels, comics and anthologies, and get a special sneak preview of a City of the Gods tabletop game that is in development. Est. delivery date August 2012.
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