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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 4 2015 3:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

Countless stories have included images and tales of dragons. But this is something new.

'The Wisdom of the Dragons: The Beginning' captures the imagination of what may have been and links it to what we see now. Imagine a time in the early Middle Ages. Families began farming outside of tall castle walls. It was a time of expansion, of growth and having to share the new world… with Dragons... but not just one crabby dragon who hoarded gold.

Now imagine many clans of Dragons; the noble Lion-Dragon clan, the mysterious Wolf-Dragon family, the alert Zebra-Dragon herd, even the wise Owl-Dragon! Just to name a few.

The story takes us on a journey of the first encounter between men and these once peaceful and balanced Dragon clans. Both now need to find way to battle or find peace with each other. From the Dragon's perspective, what does peace look like when your resources are being gobbled up... how do you explain balance to a force that believes they are unstoppable... what happens when a giant Dragon de-cloaks within the walls of the castle?

This story took more than a year write. The full concept has always been clear but churning out the story took lots of time, brilliant and thoughtful editors, and a professional illustrator who brought these words to life. We are finally ready for the next phase: illustrations and publication! The funds request was tallied directly from the professional illustrator’s work order and the websites for costs for online publication with Amazon and iTunes. No author profit was included. We will have more than 40+ full color illustrations of these one-of-a-kind Dragon Hybrids!

Below are a handful of 'extremely rough draft' illustrations that can be shared. As you can imagine, we aren't ready to share all of the clans yet. We want to keep you in dramatic suspense waiting for the publication itself. We sincerely feel like we are on to something very special.

Sincerely, thank you for your support. We hope you find value in the Extras and Bonus’ we are offering. Please share with your family and friends. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or requests. Thank you.

Here are some writing samples from select chapters:

Section 1- 4: The simple dinosaurs did not have magic to help them through the hard times. And so the Dragons waited. In fact, some stories say that Dragons could use their powerful magic to curb their hunger during lean times for hundreds of years. When the great meteor hit, dust and ash filled the sky. And so the Dragons hid.

Section 2-2: The dragons had hoped to introduce themselves decades into the future to give this new civilization time to mature and develop their own balance and peace.

Section 3-4: Cane-eX (Wolf-Dragon clan) spoke next with a growl what vibrated within the cave walls “We could provide for them. Their best hunters are still very ineffective.” The (Lion Dragon) pride leader's spiked mane waved in the candlelight. “We have learned that men are very prideful. I am afraid they would quickly grow weary of being treated as a herd. I am sure we would feel the same way.” His light green eyes narrowed in at Cane-eX and his pack, knowing their clan would need to be persuaded.

Section 4-7: Men in armor had begun filling the square, their swords begun beating on their shields in fear and in anger.

Dragon Clan Emblems
Dragon Clan Emblems
Alligator Dragon
Alligator Dragon
First Sight
First Sight
Wolf Dragon Concept
Wolf Dragon Concept

Risks and challenges

The story is written and stamped as fantastic and enthralling by two separate editors. This leaves the illustrations. If our illustrator suddenly becomes unavailable, it should be no issue to find a replacement illustrator given we would have a fully funded project. The current illustrator is pricing at standard professional prices. This means we can pay full price for the right available illustrator. That said, Steven (the illustrator) has given is commitment to this project's success.

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    First Edition Story book! These 40+ vibrant full color illustrations will bring to life an engaging story that you family will cherish. This will be a physical book in your hands that you and your young adult can hold in your hands and feel the story come alive. Oh yea!

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