Continia was written by Junior Wilson (aka Joe "the wigit" Wilson the producer of the Quest Gaming Network and host of a number of their shows) in a period of a year.He attempted to have Contina published and printed many times over the course of 8 years with little to no response. A year and a half ago he was offered a contract to publish on Barns and Noble as well as Amazon but as an ebook only. The one downfall the book suffered was that the editor who originally worked on the book missed a lot of errors. Thanks to a very good friend of the author he now has a very good editor fixing all the mistakes the previous editor left behind.
The story of Continia has gotten rave reviews and with the 2nd edition being worked on as you read this (Yay to no more grammar / spelling errors!) the book will be ready to say "hi world!" in a big way. Continia, is a fantasy story based in a very different world then our own with a unique story that is designed to draw the reader into the story and make them laugh and cry and everything in between. The story is much different then your standard fantasy story.
This Kickstarter is a way to get this amazing story to print and show the world the story that has made many people laugh, cry and drawn into the story like no other fantasy story like it.
Review for Middle Earth Network written by Joseph Bradford:
"The story behind Continia differs from your normal fantasy novel. While most books have your main characters try and obtain a magical artifact which can be used to protect the world from it’s impending doom, or they have to destroy said artifact to preserve the world; Continia goes in a different direction. You follow the story of John, a man from our world who has found himself waking in the land of Continia, a vast continent that is home to many different races and cultures. The story follows John’s journey to find himself, and what is his lot in life. A loner back in our world, John finds himself breaking from that mold into someone who is the very center of the story. Along the way he meets various friends who help him along his journey: The Knight from Werigan named Rogart, a plains elf-princess named Val’laris, and an annoying little Magisrat named Verd. The four companions find themselves in plenty of sticky situations, and eventually in the middle of a War to wipe out Werigan. I won’t tell you too much more. The story is well crafted, and also well thought out. Refreshing to see this type of story in the genre, as it is a pleasant break from the norm."
The full review can be found here: http://news.mymiddleearth.com/2012/07/26/review-continia-a-fantasy-novel-by-jr-wilson/
Reviews from barnsandnobles.com:
"Amazing book! This book is a great read. I was sucked in from the first few pages. Highly recommended for anyone that is into the fantasy genre."
"Very good read!!!! Must read!!!!! This book was very captavating I could not put it down until I was finished and it left me wanting more!!!!!"
"really liked this. A must read for the fantasy, action, love story lovers."
Reviews from Amazon.com:
"Continia is an amazing high fantasy tale about a man who comes to a strange land after surviving a plane crash. He goes on an epic adventure to free the world from Titus(a really bad dude) and restore a kingdom. This book is great and almost impossible to put down once you start (I finished it in about a day and not because its short). Certainly worth the 6 bucks. I'm not normally one to re-read books, but this is probably one i will come back to and read once the second is released. Jr Wilson does an outstanding job of creating emotional ties to his characters, and drawing you in and not letting go."
"Adventure, Action, fantasy. The book draws you in. You care about the charaters. You will find yourselve marveling, cheering, and even sheding a tear or too. I enjoyed it very much! I hope it come out in print and would like to see more from this author."
- (30 days)