Throughout the compelling saga of earth’s only magical kingdom, readers will encounter valuable life-lessons. Readers will strongly identify with the characters of The Realmsic Conquest book series because its story of empowerment showcases how a life journey, no matter how difficult, is necessary to discover one’s own purpose and ability. That's why I call this new book genre, "Self-Help Fantasy".
Like many growing up in Washington, DC during the 1980s, I coped with extreme hardships. Yet, continuous encouragement and guidance uplifted me above those obstacles. My series is my way of encouraging other teens and young adults who are struggling to find their way in life. By observing how the Realmsic characters overcome fears and problems, perhaps readers will find solutions for their life challenges.
During the summer of 2013, a limited number of copies of the Hero of Legend was released as an early preview, and 50 copies were donated to the Virginia Wounded Warrior’s Program. The novel received great reviews and proved that an audience does exist for Self-Help Fantasy.
The Hero of Legend was officially published in July of 2014. Since then, I have been building a strong readership by attending book festivals and comic conventions. After appearing at the Dallas Writers-4-Reader’s Literacy event last November, I got to experience just how important it was to also encourage young people to read. Therefore, I am planning to incorporate free school and library visits into my book promotion in hopes of encouraging literacy as well as personal development.
This campaign will not only allow for the promotion of The Realmsic Conquest book series, but also provide an opportunity to promote literacy to school age readers. My goal is to provide free school appearances and public library readings, while also completing the next two novels, The Icon of Earth (2015) and The Darkfire Prophecy (2016).
With your support, The Realmsic Conquest will be able to reach a larger audience of teens and young adults who may need a story such as this in their lives. Growing up has no instruction manual, and a lot of times the only guidance or encouragement young people receive in their lives is from the stories they read. The Realmsic Conquest is “Self-Help Fantasy” novel. Readers can identify with characters who are very much like themselves, and see first hand how they overcome overwhelming adversity. And through this connection, young readers hopefully find the motivation they need in face their own life problems that often seem too hard for them to bear.
- Fantastic fantasy story for all ages!
- Limited Edition art from artist Sion Darkness!
- Limited Edition Kickstarter edition paperback and hardback of The Icon of Earth and The Darkfire Prophecy!
- Collectible character art, world art and more!
- Autographed books or unsigned books with signed author cards!
- Fund travel expenses for promoting the book and literacy readings for approx. a year.
- Fund cover art for The Icon of Earth and The Darkfire Prophecy.
- Fund character art for upcoming major characters in The Icon of Earth & The Darkfire Prophecy.
- Fees & Rewards!
Maebus - Although Maebus was born to a non-magical family, he briefly studied magic as a child and lived his early life within the Realmsic Castle. It was known by many that Maebus held no aspirations to become King, and it was with reluctance that he accepted the crown. However, he knew the threat of Damian to be unlike anything the Realm had ever faced. Therefore, it was his duty to lead the kingdom when none else would.
Damian - Greatly affected by the loss of his father during his attempt to conquer the Realm, Damian grew up to become a master of magic and war. Armed with a merciless Legion of warriors, and an uncanny knowledge of Realmsic history and strategy, the Warlord Damian is the most dangerous conqueror to threaten the Realm.
Kelm - As a boy, Kelm aspired to become a great wizard like his mother, Grand Wizard Kyora. Over the years, fighting his insecurities pushed him to obsessively study and master nearly all magical disciplines. However, it was only after the threat of the Warlord Damian did Kelm accept Maebus’ offer to replace his mother as Realmsic Advisor to the Kingdom. And although he still struggles with his emotions, Kelm often must set them aside to be the anchor that holds the kingdom together during times of conflict.
Add-on rewards will be voted on by YOU and added for each stretch goal we hit! Additional character art, fan character art, 3D models of characters, The Realmsic symbol, and more!
$4,000 (Funds copy-editing & proofreading of The Icon of Earth & The Darkfire Prophecy) $5,000 (Funds remaining major character art) $7,000 (Funds epic scene art from the series) $10,000 (Funds character 3D modeling, series merchandise (coins, weapons, figurines and more!)) $15,000 (Funds audio books of the entire series)
Risks and challenges
THE HERO OF LEGEND is complete and in the market now. I will be creating a limited edition Kickstarter edition for recipients and send those out within a couple of months of the Kickstarter ending.
THE ICON OF EARTH is currently in draft form and being sent for revisions by the end of this Kickstarter. Revisions take time but my goal is to have the published book out for Fall of this year, 2015. All backers with THE ICON OF EARTH paperback or hardback editions will receive everything in their level within 30 days after the Kickstarter ends, except for THE ICON OF EARTH, which they will receive this Fall before the editions go live in market.
The same will be done with THE DARKFIRE PROPHECY ebook in 2016. The entire storyline is complete and therefore all that remains is converting it to book form and getting it into your hands as fast as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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