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An exciting steampunk adventure novel set in the early 1800s. Join Jacob on a wild adventure to be reunited with his sister.
This Young Adult fiction is meeting the need for morally clean entertainment, while delivering an exciting adventure for young people. The Modis is an exciting steampunk adventure novel set in the early 1800s.
This Young Adult fiction is meeting the need for morally clean entertainment, while delivering an exciting adventure for young people. The Modis is an exciting steampunk adventure novel set in the early 1800s.
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What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a "crowd-funding" site that connects people to ideas they can get behind. It is an all-or-nothing funding model. That means that if the funding goal is not met, then you aren't charged a thing. The benefit to this model is that by purchasing copies of the book as a group, it allows us to purchase in a large enough quantity to save you money, and also to provide the book to you ahead of the official release date.

What is The Mōdis?

The Modis is an action filled steampunk adventure set in early 1800's England. It is about an adolescent boy, with an unusual gift, and a drive to be reunited with his sister. Along the way, he meets a motley array of characters, some warm, and others who are downright dangerous. More than just an adventure, this story carries with it some wonderful and challenging history, and the characters deal with some big issues. What happens when we magnify our internal issues into the physical realm and add some high stakes peril? A wildly entertaining romp through the revolution of early Industrial England.

Producing the story in the Modis has been a long journey, and one with its ups and downs. There's still a lot of work to be done to get this in a quality form, and in people's hands, and that's where you come in. The Kickstarter platform allows us to offer materials with the book and also to make the book available early to you, at a special price. I love the artwork we've produced along the way and want to share it with you and others as a supplement to your imagination for when you read the book. This is the start of something that promises to grow into something bigger with your support.

With your help, it is possible to refine this piece into a really great book, so check out some of the rewards and reserve your copy of The Mōdis Today!

What Can I do?

1. Watch the video above to meet the author and learn more about the story

2. Pledge your support on the right by ordering a copy of the book!

If you're quick enough to order you can take advantage of our Earlybird rewards!

3. Connect with us on Social Media and use the hashtag #themodisbook to share the project. Share the Kickstarter, let us know if you pledge or just say hi and I'll be sure to give you a shout out!

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The Softcover Book
The Softcover Book
Reward #6 - Softcover and A Character Card
Reward #6 - Softcover and A Character Card
Double up on the Softcover! One for you, and one for a friend!
Double up on the Softcover! One for you, and one for a friend!
Reward #8 Limited Edition Artwork
Reward #8 Limited Edition Artwork

Stretch Goals:

$900 - B&W illustrations within the book for the Kickstarter Edition & An Additional Card for Reards #6 and #8, and early birds!

$1100 - TBA

Credits:

Lucy: Tadas Sidlauskas : freelance illustrator and digital painter. Organic and fantastical, his artwork has been used in several board games.

Murdoc, Jacob and illustrations: Hokunin: A Freelance illustrator, Hokunin has been working as a digital artist since 2008, and is known for his dynamic images of sci-fi and fantasy worlds.

Cover Design and Video: FPS Media

www.joshlaverty.com

Risks and challenges

I'm happy to say that in this case, the risks and challenges are almost entirely absorbed by myself.

In most cases, the art prints will be shipped separately from the book, and so do not be alarmed if they come at different times.

When relying on shipping methods, there is the possibility of things being lost or damaged in the mail. We will deal with those issues on a case by case basis, but we cannot be held accountable to damages incurred in shipping. Shipping rates may also incur duty if you are outside of the US or Canada, that you will be responsible for at the time of delivery.

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    #5 Earlybird Softcover+ : Your very own Soft cover version of the book, at a remarkable kickstarter rate, and all three of the kickstarter edition collectors character promotional cards!

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    #6 Softcover +A: Your very own Soft cover version of the book, at a remarkable kickstarter rate, and a kickstarter edition, collectors character promotional card! You may choose which print you'd like from the main characters when the project is funded, Collect them all!

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    #8 Softcover +B: Your very own copy of the softcover, and an 8x12 print of one of the illustrations inspired by the events in the book. You will get to choose which of the promotional prints you would like:
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    #10 Custom A : A true Connoisseur, with a touch of Class, You will receive a one of a kind, personalized hard cover edition, with a supporting GOOD character given a name of your choice. That character will be an animal and will have a significant part to play in the story. Please note that the author retains the right to refuse any names he deems to be inappropriate, and will be only one word, not a first and last name, unless it fits.

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    #10 Custom B : A true Connoisseur, with a touch of evil, You will receive a one of a kind, personalized hard cover edition, with a supporting EVIL character given a name of your choice. That character will be a human and will have a significant part to play in the story. Please note that the author retains the right to refuse any names he deems to be inappropriate, and will be only one word, not a first and last name, unless it fits.

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