The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 19, 2013.
More about the stretch goal novel we've unlocked
It occurs to me that I keep talking about A KEY, AN EGG, AN UNFORTUNATE REMARK, the urban fantasy novel that was unlocked in Stretch Goal: Text, but I haven't actually told you guys what it's about. Let's rectify that.
It has taken all of her life,
but Marley Jacobs has achieved what many people thought was impossible: peace. The secret war between humankind and the supernatural creatures that prey upon them rages all over the world, except in Seattle. There, Marley has created a fragile accord that guarantees everyone can live (or unlive) without fear.
Then her nephew is murdered, his body displayed in a way that suggests a vampire attack. Has a new supernatural killer, one who doesn't know the rules, snuck into town? Or is someone sending a message to Marley that her peace treaties with the enemies of humanity will soon be torn apart?
Using her wits, her magic, and her considerable willpower, Marley must uncover the truth behind her nephew's death… and a plot that threatens her entire city.
A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark is not
your standard urban fantasy. Instead of a twenty-something ass-kicker, the protagonist is a party-loving socialite in her mid-sixties. It's also a thriller with a pacifist hero, set in a contemporary fantasy world in which the most dangerous enemy you can have is a smart, resourceful human being.
Finally, while it needs a substantial revision, it's complete in the first draft.
Everyone who pledges at the $12 level or higher
is already going to receive this as an ebook. Duncan Eagleston has agreed to create the cover.
However! If we make the target for Stretch Goal: Key, everyone who pledges at the $30 level or higher will also receive a FATE Core supplement which will allow people to run an rpg in this setting.
We're already at $35,000 with five days left.
Thanks again for your support!