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The Heart of Luminous a Story for Earths Strongest Warriors

Inspired by a real hero, young Bellator fights for his life as he tries to protect his home and his young army from the creatures.

The Heart of Luminous a Story for Earths Strongest Warriors

Inspired by a real hero, young Bellator fights for his life as he tries to protect his home and his young army from the creatures.

$547
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 21 2017 4:08 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 21, 2017

About

So let me start by giving you a bit of a back story on how this book project came to be. A few years ago, I was scrolling through social media when I came across an article of a young boy, who at the time, was suffering from a rare form of Childhood cancer called DIPG. During that time, he was unable to go to school so for his birthday he asked for cards and well his request blew up on social media. He was the inspiration behind “The Heart of Luminous”. I was able to finish the original story and send it to him a few months before he passed away. Originally, I planned on continuing to write stories anonymously and send them out to kids who were going through rough times themselves. They would start of as a letter from the storyteller of the book and it would continue on explaining to them how brave they were and how strong they were being. Then depending on the child, it would continue with explaining what their characters role in Luminous would be.

Like this little boy, I wanted them to believe that this place was real. I wanted them to have something that would comfort them and help them through everything. That’s how Luminous came to exist. As I continued to write, the story took on a life of its own. I felt like it was a story worth sharing with the world. He isn't the only little one that needs some encouragement. Then without evening thinking about it the storyteller of the book took on a life of her own as well. As I continued to write, I realized that she could be the character that the kids could look up to. The one they could look to for reassurance, the one that could help give them the courage to continue fighting for as long as they could and when and if it came time for their eternal slumber, she could be the one to tell them everything was going to be okay. But I also wanted her to be the one who would give them the power they needed to become the Hero’s they were always meant to be.

For a child, this book is full of adventures and creatures that they have never seen before. It’s a story full of magic and wonders made specifically for them. But when a parent reads it, well, a parent is free to interpret the book in which ever way they would like, especially when they read between the lines. For example, in the story, the creatures are a metaphor for cancer but to a child, they just see a kid fighting a monster. The willow tree that is then turned into a weapon for the kids to fight with, is a metaphor for chemotherapy. Everything in the book is made to represent something real, but it’s made so that a child sees nothing more than adventure and magic.

Now some parents and potential project backers might be asking, why the pen name. Well let me explain, I didn’t want to be just another writer writing a story about how sad it is that they are going through all of this. That was around the time the story and character took on a life of their own. So I figured, “This could work”. That’s why Luna Zin will be the writer and storyteller for “The Heart of Luminous. I want the kids to think this place could potentially be real and not just Luminous but Luna as well.

The goal for this book is to bring as many kids as possible into Luminous. Each story will be inspired by either a different young warrior and or different difficulty she or he is facing. I would love to start working on the next book, but I can’t do it without the heart and courage of the children. Please feel free to message me with your little warrior’s story and maybe she or he could be the inspiration behind my next book.

*Rewards

For now, I am only offering either a soft or hard cover copy of the book along with the 4 posters and all will be signed by both me and my amazing Illustrator Halley Bruno. I am currently working on the Pendant called “the star of Legends” along with the wand Bellator uses to fight of the creatures in the story. I will hopefully have those two items as part of the rewards very soon. I’d love to continue with this project and id love to share this story with earths warriors but I can only do it with all of your help and support.

 

Risks and challenges

The only real problem at the moment is that I unfortunately don't have all the illustration to complete the book, but my Illustrating partner is hard at work to get them done possibly before September. The story itself has been completed and has been edited. All I need to do now get the final illustrations from Halley and send it off to be printed. The book itself will be printed through AlphaGraphics. Other than that everything seems to be working out perfectly for an early release.

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