Faminelands: Mareton's Curse
Fund the printing of Faminelands: Mareton's Curse, a character driven epic fantasy about a family of elfin mercenaries.
Moans of hunger fill the air. The Daoine's tributes, population, and greatest export - trained mercenaries - have dwindled as war takes its toll and the land cycles into decay. The Faminelands Trilogy follows Lark as she endeavors to return her brother Orin to the Path of Valor which he abandoned decades before.
In Mareton’s Curse, a shared vision puts Lark, Orin, and their kinsman on a path to search for the lost prince of Mareton. As the famine worsens, each must make decisions regarding the future of their House and their own happiness.
Faminelands has been a labor of love since its conception five years ago. Although we've made huge steps, such as selling our first 250 copies of The Carp’s Eye, funding an independent project such as Faminelands has been a huge challenge. As many of our fans know, we have been making micro-runs to keep the books in print.
With this Kickstarter campaign, our focus is to make a large print run on Mareton's Curse. A large print run will lower the unit cost per book. We will continue to use an American printer. The book will be 100 pages, perfect bound 6.625 x 10.25 paperback in glorious full color.
We appreciate how much our fans love the books and support the project both financially and by spreading the word. In order to make the print run, we need to raise $2000.
As you can see we have some great rewards. Here are a few images to whet your appetite...
We need $2000 to complete our project. If we raise more than $2000, here is how it will be spent.
$2000 - $3000: It will be used to increase print run of Mareton’s Curse.
$3001 - $3500: An illustrated short story entitled The History of Lord Malak will be printed.
$3501 - $5000: Additional funds will be put towards marketing the graphic novels.
Over $5,000: I will host a release party in the greater Seattle area with all those who donated being sent an invitation. Every invitee will have the chance to visit with the creators, preview the trailer for our next project, and bring home a goodie bag with an exclusive souvenir sketch book from Faminelands. (Sorry, no travel expenses paid.)
If you want to read the first two books, the webcomic is at http://faminelands.com.
If you want to see more of Lark, please support this great independent comic. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Mareton's Curse is the third of the Faminelands series. It is complete except for the artwork to be done after the KickStarter Campaign: King or Queen of Mareton and the Superfan Shines.
As the book is in beta reading, the biggest challenge will be the planning aspects of printing and distribution. I will be using the same printing company I have used successfully in the past.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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