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A story of the history of Flingaria, showing the greater tapestry of the world of the Dragon Precinct books.
A story of the history of Flingaria, showing the greater tapestry of the world of the Dragon Precinct books.
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For almost a decade and a half now, I've been writing stories about the Cliff's End Castle Guard, starting in 2004 with Dragon Precinct, and continuing in four more novels and fifteen short stories, with two more novels and a bunch more short stories still to come. (And for those of you who Kickstarted Mermaid Precinct, that is still in progress, and should be done in the next few weeks, with the book itself ready some time after that. You'll be seeing more in-progress chapters this week.)

One of those stories I did via Kickstarter, entitled "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty." The response to that story -- which didn't actually include any members of the Cliff's End Castle Guard -- was strong enough that I've wanted to write some more stories that look at the greater world of Flingaria beyond Cliff's End and the cops who maintain law and order therein.

To that end, I've written a story called "The Fall of Iaron." It tells a story of the history of Flingaria, in particular a battle that took place in Iaron, one of the other human city-states that's is allied with Cliff's End under the rule of King Marcus and Queen Marta. 

"The Fall of Iaron" is about history, about storytelling, about political machinations, and about what makes a hero and what makes a tyrant and what makes a villain. I'm quite pleased with it, and I hope you'll enjoy it, too.

The story is already written, and the only changes still to be made to it are the names of up to ten of characters in the story who will be renamed based on who pledges at the $65 level. Aside from that -- and adding the acknowledgments to include all you kind folks who pledge -- the story is done and edited, so as soon as the project is funded, I can start sending out the main reward, to wit, the story itself. The eBooks should also go out in relatively short order as well.

If you just want the story itself, it's only two bucks, but there are other nifty rewards at higher levels, including swag, me reading the story, other books of mine, and a new one, offering my editorial services! I've been a professional editor for almost thirty years now, and I'm offering editing of either your short fiction (20,000 words or less) or your novel (100,000 words or less) at a lower rate than my usual.

So please, fund this project, and get a nifty new story in this fun universe I've created.

Risks and challenges

The story's already written, so the risks are minimal. I just hope there's enough interest in the broader spectrum of the world of the "Precinct" books.

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    eBook of any one of the "Precinct" books

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    eBooks of all six "Precinct" books

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    all the "Precinct" short stories

    eBook copies in epub, mobi, or PDF form of the other fifteen "Precinct" short stories: "Getting the Chair," "Crime of Passion," "House Arrest," "A Clean Getaway," "Fire in the Hole," "When the Magick Goes Away," "Catch and Release," "Brotherly Love," "Blood on the Water," "Heroes Welcome," "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty," "Partners in Crime," "Baker's Dozen," "Chaos Theory," and "The Midwinter of Our Discontent."

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    You can be a character in "The Fall of Iaron."

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    Dragon Precinct pillow

    A hand-made, one-of-a-kind pillow made from fabric covered in the Dragon Precinct medallion, created by Wrenn Simms of WrennsCrafts.

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    DRAGON PRECINCT tote bag

    A unique, one-of-a-kind tote bag with the Dragon Precinct medallion on it.

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    DRAGON PRECINCT teddy bear

    A hand-made, one-of-a-kind teddy bear made from fabric covered in the Dragon Precinct medallion, created by Wrenn Simms of WrennsCrafts.

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    line edit of your short fiction

    Keith will line-edit your work of short fiction, as long as it's 20,000 words or less.

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    hard copies of all the "Precinct" books

    Copies of the trade paperbacks of the first six "Precinct" books: DRAGON PRECINCT, UNICORN PRECINCT, GOBLIN PRECINCT, GRYPHON PRECINCT, MERMAID PRECINCT, and TALES FROM DRAGON PRECINCT. All signed by the author.

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    preorder the next three "Precinct" books

    I have three more "Precinct" books under contract after the in-progress MERMAID PRECINCT. They include PHOENIX PRECINCT, MANTICORE PRECINCT, and MORE TALES FROM DRAGON PRECINCT. If you pledge $250, you will receive an eBook in epub, mobi, or PDF form of each of the next three "Precinct" books when they come out.

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    line edit of your novel

    Keith will line edit your novel, as long as it's 100,000 words or less. This is a CONSIDERABLE discount from KRADitorial's usual rates, and is only available via this Kickstarter.

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