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A Grim Gothic Tale without a Happy Ending, written by steampunk author Jonathan Green and illustrated by gothic artist Tom Brown.

Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath is a fully illustrated book collaboration between legendary gamebook creator and steampunk author Jonathan Green (Pax Britannia) and renowned gothic artist Tom Brown (Hopeless Maine), born of a chance meeting at Weekend at the Asylum in September 2012.

It tells the tale of Miss Clemency Slaughter, her ill-fated family, and the legacy of Lord Daedalus Drummond D'Eath that awaits whoever is lucky (or unlucky) enough to inherit in the end.

Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D’Eath is a book that will appeal to children and adults of all ages, with its blend of macabre humour and beautiful illustration.

We are offering all sorts of wonderful rewards for our benevolent backers, including your chance to be at the London launch (complete with champagne reception) and to own an original piece of Tom Brown's stunning artwork.

So pledge your support today and tell all your friends!

Jonathan Green is a published author with more than forty books to his name. He has written everything from adult science fiction novels to children's adventure gamebooks and non-fiction works for the whole family. He has also written for various well-known franchises, including Doctor Who, Star Wars, Moshi Monsters, Judge Dredd, Warhammer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sonic the Hedgehog. You can find out more about what he is currently working on at www.JonathanGreenAuthor.com.

Tom Brown is the artist behind the graphic novel series Hopeless Maine, published by Archaia. He has also worked as a cover artist for Hippocampus and John Hunt Publishing, and is involved with several projects belonging to steampunk legend Professor Elemental. His portfolio to date also includes album cover designs, posters, book interiors, magazine covers, playing cards and games, with styles ranging from fairly naturalistic to fantastical and manga. Tom has a considerable online following through his web comic www.hopelessmaine.com.

NewCon Press was established by author and editor Ian Whates in 2006 and exists to deliver the very best in science fiction, fantasy, dark fiction, horror, and slipstream. Newcon has published some of the biggest names in genre fiction while also showcasing exciting new talent with the potential to become big names themselves. Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D’Eath will be published through Newcon's new Steel Quill Books imprint. To find out more visit www.newconpress.co.uk.

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Jonathan has already written the book and Tom is busy creating the artwork, with the full colour cover already done! Newcon Press is an independent publisher with a fantastic reputation. It celebrated its fifth anniversary with a party in London and the launch of Liz Williams’ collection A Glass of Shadow, in July 2011. In 2013 publishes its 33rd title. (Could Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D’Eath be its 34th?)

With your support, we hope to launch Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D’Eath in September 2013.

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    G is for GRATITUDE - We offer our grateful thanks, from the bottom of our hearts. For helping make this project happen, consider yourself a Patron of the Arts.

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    E is for EBOOK - You will receive one digital copy of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath, upon publication.

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    B is for BOOK - You will receive one physical copy of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath. (You may order additional copies of the book at £12 per book. P&P will have to be paid separately on all books at a rate of £3 for the UK, £5 for Europe, and £7 for Rest of the World, per book.)

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    A is for ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - You will receive one physical copy of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath, and your name will appear in the acknowledgements section of the book, as a thank you for helping make this project happen. (You may order additional copies of the book at £12 per book. P&P will have to be paid separately on all books at a rate of £3 for the UK, £5 for Europe, and £7 for Rest of the World, per book.)

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    H is for HOPELESS - You will receive a copy of the graphic novel Hopeless Maine, signed by the creators Tom and Nimue Brown. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £20 to your existing pledge.)

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    F is for FAMILY - You will receive one physical copy of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath, and your name will appear in the acknowledgements section of the book, as a thank you for helping make this project happen. You will also receive a limited edition print of Clemency's family portrait, signed by artist Tom Brown and author Jonathan Green. (You may order additional copies of the book at £12 per book. P&P will have to be paid separately on all books at a rate of £3 for the UK, £5 for Europe, and £7 for Rest of the World, per book.)

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    S is for SKULL - As F is for FAMILY, but you will also receive a skull brooch based on a design by Tom Brown. (You may order additional copies of the book at £12 per book. P&P will have to be paid separately on all books at a rate of £3 for the UK, £5 for Europe, and £7 for Rest of the World, per book.)

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    Q is for QUICKSILVER - You will receive a complete set of the Ulysses Quicksilver PAX BRITANNIA steampunk novels (8 books in total!) signed by the author, Jonathan Green. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £60 to your existing pledge.)

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    O is for ORIGINALS - As S is for SKULL, but you will also receive one of 13 individual character portraits drawn for the book by Tom Brown. (You may order additional copies of the book at £12 per book. P&P will have to be paid separately on all books at a rate of £3 for the UK, £5 for Europe, and £7 for Rest of the World, per book.)

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    N is for NEWCON - You will receive five signed hardbacks published by NewCon Press. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £80 to your existing pledge.)

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    L is for LAUNCH - As F is for FAMILY, but you will also receive a ticket to the official launch of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath. Think of this as a mini-con, featuring a panel by the creators, a goodie bag for every attendee, drinks reception, and possibly the chance to meet Clemency herself! (The launch will take place on one occasion in London, UK. Travel is not included.)

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    P is for PORTRAIT - Tom Brown will produce a pencil portrait of you, in the Clemency Slaughter style. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £150 to your existing pledge.)

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    M is for MASTERPIECE - Tom Brown will produce a colour portrait of you, in the Clemency Slaughter style. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £250 to your existing pledge.)

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    C is for COVER - You will become the proud owner of the original artwork created by Tom Brown for the cover of Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath. (Add this reward to any other simply by adding £250 to your existing pledge.)

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