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£512
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 12 2013 12:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

I've been writing stories for most of my life and recently decided it was time to start releasing them into the wild - fly, my pretties, fly!
I self-published my first novel, Crystal Eyes, at the end of 2011 - a dystopian, post-apocalyptic story with a Western theme.
After writing that I decided I wanted something a little more light-hearted and so my comedic fantasy novel, Heroes Wanted, was born! 

My 2 covers - click the image to go to a page where you can vote on which one to use!
My 2 covers - click the image to go to a page where you can vote on which one to use!

It was inspired by my time (too much time, perhaps) spent playing MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online games, just in case you don't know) and wondering what the non-player characters that populate these fantastical worlds do when the players have moved on, and what do they feel about having all these heroes trooping through their lives.This idea became the community of Heroes' Rest - Darin, Auld Gran, Mrs Grossingham, Tinkus, Bartolbey and the main protagonist, Catyln, the landlady of The Dragon's Flight - inn, social centre, safe(ish) haven and generous provider of credit to the desperately thirsty.

Here's an animated excerpt from the first chapter

The whole first chapter can be downloaded from allendonnelly.com/heroes-wanted-sample/

I've written the story but, rather than just throw it up on the Internet like I did with Crystal Eyes, I want to do this properly - that means proper editing and a proper release, with actual, physical books and stuff!
So please take a look at the menu from The Dragon's Flight to the side and see if there are any dishes that take your fancy.
Should we reach the happy position of having funded the project, I've got some ideas for stretch goals, such as commissioning art, maybe even making an illustrated book, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

This is exciting, nerve-wracking stuff and I can't wait to see how this project turns out!
Feel free to ask any questions, make suggestions or just come say Hi at any of these locations:
twitter.com/BigAlien
allendonnelly.com
My Google Plus page

Risks and challenges

I don't foresee any risks - the story is finished, it just needs the professional polish that a proper editor can provide.

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    Bag of Salted Nuts - Stop in at The Dragon's Flight for a snack and get your name in the list of acknowledgements (as well as my eternal gratitude)

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    Soup and a Roll - Slightly more substantial fare from The Dragon's Flight's chef, getting you both a place on the acknowledgements list and a lovingly crafted eBook - Heroes Wanted in all eBook formats, DRM free

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    The Ploughman's Lunch - Here for a lighter meal, nothing that will weigh you down. This nets you the now-traditional place in the acknowledgements along with signed digital versions of Heroes Wanted and Crystal Eyes in all formats.

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    Steak and Ale Pie - You're here for a satisfying meal, with rich gravy and delicious pastry. This earns you an acknowledgement in Heroes Wanted, a signed digital copy of the book as well as a signed paperback copy of Heroes Wanted. And a bookmark.

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    Pie and Dessert - That steak and ale pie not quite satisfying enough? Add in some dessert! This adds signed digital copies of Crystal Eyes to the Steak and Ale Pie tier.

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    The 3 Course Meal, Meat Feast - Wow, you are hungry, your plate piled high with delicious, meaty morsels! This nets you a place in the acknowledgements, signed Crystal Eyes and Heroes Wanted eBooks, a signed Heroes Wanted paperback and... a Heroes Wanted t-shirt! And a bookmark.

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    The 3 Course Meal, vegetarian option - Not in the mood for meat, then try this on for size. You'll get a place in the acknowledgements, signed Crystal Eyes and Heroes Wanted eBooks, a signed Crystal Eyes paperback and a Crystal Eyes t-shirt! And a bookmark.

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    The Banquet - You are an epicure, a gourmand, one looking for the very finest that the chef of The Dragon's Flight can rustle up! This sumptuous feast contains a place in the acknowledgement list, signed eBooks of Heroes Wanted and Crystal Eyes, a Heroes Wanted t-shirt and a signed hardback copy of Heroes Wanted. And a...yes, you guessed it, a bookmark!

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    Off Menu - Available to a select few, those with the right connections, exquisite, specially prepared dishes not available to anyone who isn't 'in the know'. For this, sir or madam, you receive the acknowledgement, signed eBooks of both Heroes Wanted and Crystal Eyes, signed hardbacks of both Heroes Wanted and Crystal Eyes, t-shirts of Heroes Wanted and Crystal Eyes and a wafer thin mint. And by 'wafer thin mint' I mean bookmark.

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    Off Menu, With Sauce! - Everything from the Off Menu option but with a surprisingly piquant garnish - for the yet-to-be-written sequel to Heroes Wanted (should be sometime in 2014), you get to hook up with me to name and design a character!
    You'll also get to read the story before anyone else.

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