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A book of fairy tales to trouble and soothe the grown-up mind. Beautiful stories combine with breathtaking art.
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    Huginn and Muninn - get project updates, sneak peaks, sketches, thoughts about the place of fairy tales in the modern world, and maybe even a bonus short-short story or two delivered to your inbox, as if by magic ravens.

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    A Brother Grimm - get a shout out and a thank you on the Lamenting Avalon webpage, along with the newsletter.

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    Lamenting Avalon eBook - the eBook version of Lamenting Avalon will be sent to you, containing the full text of the stories and a limited supply of the extraordinary art. It will open cynical and awesome worlds of beauty and wonder. Plus get your thank you shout out on the website, and newsletter updates.

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    The Infinite Library - Some stories are gems that sadly sit on the shelf unused. Let's find them! Patrons at this level will receive an eBook collection of some of my short stories originally published on Fiction365.com. Together we'll unearth of my best early work, and make it easy for you to access and read.

    Plus all premiums below this level.

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    Mirror on the Wall - The artwork being commissioned for Lamenting Avalon is gorgeous. You've seen the video. Backers at this level will receive a hi-res digital copy of a standalone piece commissioned for this book, an indelible image you'll never forget, plus premiums at all previous levels.

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    Mirror Mirror on the Wall - Lamenting Avalon has two primary artists, the amazing Will Brown and the phenomenal Corviid. Backers at this level will get a second digital piece of art commissioned for this book, so that they have work from each artist. Plus their eBook copy of Lamenting Avalon, plus all prior benefits.

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    Lamenting Avalon - It's yours. The gorgeously printed hard cover edition, complete will all commissioned art. A book that will transform the way you think about fairy tales.

    Plus all earlier premiums.

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    The Halls of Valhalla - When I wrote "A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City," a number of tough choices had to be made about what stories to keep, and what to cut purely for reasons of space.

    Backers at this level will get a special edition ebook containing many of the stories we wanted to keep but couldn't quite.

    When you throw in all the other premiums before this, backers at this level will be getting two ebooks, plus an audio book, plus Lamenting Avalon, all for their pledge of $60. An incredible value guaranteed to keep you reading and on the edge of your seat for a long time to come.

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    Swan Sisters - Get a bonus fairy tale! This piece, part of the extended Lamenting Avalon family of stories, will be available only to project backers at this level and above. It will include specially commissioned art, and deepen your experience of the Lamenting Avalon universe.
    All prior premium levels are included.

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    Merlin - After eight years of experimenting with literary forms at the Burning Man event, under my alias of "Caveat Magister," I finally created an art project worthy of the playa: a series of 100 short fables that I gave away under circumstances that one recipient recently called "The most diabolical thing that anyone has ever done to me."

    These stories are only available as gifts, in person, from me to you - except at this moment, right now. For supporting my art at this level, I will send you a signed printing of one of these stories along with your hard copy of Lamenting Avalon, and all other prior premiums. (Shipping cost is included as part of your receiving the book itself.)

    Right now these fables cannot be found anywhere else, at any price. Only on this Kickstarter, or meeting me at the right place and time.

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    The Sword in the Stone - You will be thanked in Lamenting Avalon itself, print and ebook versions, as a Patron of Fairy Tales. Your name will be included among the legends.

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    The Gemini Twins- Get another bonus fairy tale, with special original artwork!

    When you add everything together, that's two bonus Fairy Tales and artwork, plus two ebooks, plus a special fable from the Caveat Magister personal collection, and an audio book - along with Lamenting Avalon itself. (Oh yeah, and an album.)

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    Apollo and Artemis - Get a second specially printed fable from the Caveat Magister collection that debuted at Burning Man, and is otherwise unavailable except as a gift should we ever meet in person, under the right circumstances.

    Shipping is already included with your copy of Lamenting Avalon. And of course you receive all lower level premiums.

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    The Three Norns - A third and final printed fable from the Caveat Magister project "Choose your Words Carefully." That's three fables in all - more than anyone else has ever had a chance to read. Plus all prior levels.

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    Rumpelstiltskin - I'll turn straw into gold for you, writing an original short story on a topic or prompt of your choice, and dedicate it to you. Then I'll send it to you.

    Plus earlier levels.

    PLUS, I'll send you all the dedicated short stories of everyone who contributes at this level. So if a few other people join you, you'll get a whole new original eBook to read - specially made, just for you.

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    The Two Temples - Like Rumpelstiltskin, only twice the literary glory. You'll get a second original story, on a topic of your choice, and I'll dedicate them to you. Plus you'll get to see every dedicated story written at this level and below, all all the perks. Plus earlier levels.

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    The Rainbow Bridge - A new original long-form Fairy Tale in the style of Lamenting Avalon will be written for you, given an original illustration, and dedicated to you. It will be shared with you and all the other contributors at this level. If enough people contribute at this level, you could get a second book of Fairy Tales for Adults. Plus all earlier levels.

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    The Ancient Codex - A copy of Lamenting Avalon signed by Benjamin, Corviid, and Will, along with an individual note or sketch from each. PLUS a signed copy of "A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City," AND a special signed print of an amazing piece of art Will Brown created for that book, but which (criminally) was only used in the publicity video.

    Copies of all the original stories you'll have commissioned from me will also be included in hard copy form.

    And all earlier levels.

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    The Coronation - Lamenting Avalon will have a small, backers only, pre-release party at the Unicorn Estate (if you know, you know) near San Francisco. If you're in the area, backers at this level or higher will be given an complimentary ticket to this event, where I will read from Lamenting Avalon and offer a few special surprises.

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    The High King - I will dedicate a future novel or other large scale work to you, individually. You will be a major figure in my literary accomplishments.

    Plus all earlier levels.

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