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About

The new Dark Age is coming. Only the Muses stand between mankind and Mnemosyne’s Curse. 

Hi, I’m Athena. This is my series titled, The Pillars of Dawn; a story about the Greek Muses reborn to rescue mankind from the coming Dark Age. 

I’m launching this kickstarter to raise funds for the publication of two books: Scold of Jays, and Plague of Gargoyles

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Two full novels in the Pillars of Dawn series!!

My first kickstarter project was for Murder of Crows in 2012, which was a huge success. All rewards and benefits were delivered on time. 

 With the help of patrons via the Patreon service, I was able to then publish Sinnet of Dragons, the prequel to the series. All rewards were delivered on time. 

 This is the score so far: The Pillars of Dawn, Act 1 

  • Sinnet of Dragons (prequel): Published 
  • Murder of Crows (Book 1): Published 
  • Scold of Jays (Book 2): Needs editing, proofing, design 
  • Plague of Gargoyles (Book 3): Half completed, Needs art, beta, editing, proofing, design.

KICKSTART These Two Books!

Plague of Gargoyles Concept
Plague of Gargoyles Concept

 MB Botanicals for help with product design! 

AM Sartor for illustrations, art, and logo creation!

Megan Skye Hale for audio book pledge!

Risks and challenges

For total transparency:

The biggest challenge to sending the project rewards out on time is the developmental time required to polish Plague of Gargoyles.

Plague of Gargoyles is currently at the 50% mark which leaves it vulnerable to time delays if personal financial needs require me to take on emergency work shifts. At best, there will be no interruption in development time, at worst, there will be a completion delay. I’ve mapped the workflow out to mitigate most of the time development needs, but there is still some vulnerability in this challenge.

The second biggest challenge is the editor process.

As of yet, I’ve made it through editorial pipelines with little friction: however, if an editor finds a large gap I missed, or they themselves have a time interruption (working with independent service providers makes this challenge a very real possibility) then my project will be hung up in that stage of development.

Any time your work requires third party collaboration or support, there are weak spots in the timeline

That’s not to say these things will happen, only that they may. Delays are a bummer, but not a deal-breaking game stopper.

Thank you so much for understanding these unique challenges!

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    The Oak Glade

    A thank you note, PLUS the first two digital books of The Pillars of Dawn!

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
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    The Valkyrie Spring

    A thank you, plus the first four digital books of The Pillars of Dawn!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
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    The Dragon Bone Throne

    A thank you, PLUS the first 4 books in digital format, and the first 2 books in print! SIGNED!

    Includes:
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
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    The Mermaid's Tangle

    A thank you, PLUS the first four digital books, and the first 4 print books of The Pillars of Dawn!
    SIGNED!

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
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    The Deluxe

    A thank you, PLUS the first four digital books, and the first 4 print books of The Pillars of Dawn! SIGNED!
    PLUS four products designed to support and enhance the books and reader experience (tea, candles, and more)

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
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    The Double Deluxe

    TWO OF EVERYTHING in the Deluxe package. Get one for yourself, and one for a friend!

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
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    Sublime Status

    TWO OF EVERYTHING in the Deluxe package. Get one for yourself, and one for a friend!
    PLUS Special Acknowledgement in print:
    See your name in Scold of Jays, and Murder of Crows as a Sublime supporter!

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
    • Special Acknowledgement: Sublime status in print!
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    Crow Moon

    Double Deluxe Tier, plus acknowledgements, PLUS a 6"x6" polymer sculpture panel, hand made by Athena. Framed in a shadowbox. One of a kind "Crow Moon".

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
    • Special Acknowledgement: Sublime status in print!
    • 6"x6" Polymer panel "Crow Moon" by Athena
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    Fairy Door

    Double Deluxe Tier, plus acknowledgements, PLUS a 6"x6" polymer sculpture panel, hand made by Athena. Framed in a shadowbox. One of a kind "Fairy Door".

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Special Acknowledgement: Sublime status in print!
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
    • 6"x6" Fairy Door Original Polymer sculpture by Athena
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    By the River At Night

    Double Deluxe Tier, plus acknowledgements, PLUS a 12"x12" polymer sculpture panel, hand made by Athena. Framed in a shadowbox. One of a kind "By the River at Night/ Selfie in Clay".

    Includes:
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • A thank you note from me!
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Special Acknowledgement: Sublime status in print!
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
    • 12X12" Original Sculpture Panel/ By the River at Night
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    Mermaid Muse

    Double Deluxe Tier, plus acknowledgements, PLUS a 11"x11" polymer sculpture panel, hand made by Athena. Framed in a shadowbox. One of a kind "Mermaid Muse".

    Includes:
    • A thank you note from me!
    • A digital copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Digital copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Digital copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Digital copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Print copy of 'Murder of Crows'
    • Print copy of 'Plague of Gargoyles'
    • Print copy of 'Scold of Jays'
    • Print copy of 'Sinnet of Dragons'
    • Special Acknowledgement: Sublime status in print!
    • World enhance products! (teas, candles, and more)
    • 11"x11" Original Sculpture Panel/ "Mermaid Muse"
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- (25 days)