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About this project

Readers are loving it! The first book has been receiving four and five stars!

There are five books in all at the moment, with more to come. The first three books are being published by a small press, Hydra Publications. The publisher is doing everything possible to get the word out.

So what's the story about? How is it different than any other adventure fantasy and why would I want to support it?

Without giving you a ton of spoilers here, let's just say that this story has a different twist to conquering evil than anything you have ever read. It's that message that just might help the world, one person at a time! It's a coming-of-age tale about a boy becoming a man and learning some really important lessons along the way.

Money earned for this project will be spent on:

Art supplies for the illustrations and book covers for the series. Even with the author doing her own illustration there are costs involved. Canvas, paints, studio expenses.

Publishing Costs

Formatting, editing and all the costs involved in bringing six books to the reader.

Trailers for the forthcoming books.

Whereas some really great people have been working to bring this story alive, there's more to do. We need props, technicians, costumes and much more.

We're hoping to make a trailer for each of these five sequels:

Rubies and Robbers, book 3 of the Ian's Realm Saga
Cassandra's Castle book 4
Abbott book 5
Diary of a Conjurer book 6
Untitled, book 7

Promotional Materials

Flyers, posters, bookmarks and other marketing materials.

Recording an album with Lexa Rose who sings The Ballad of The Dragon Shield for our book trailer above. We have a vision to put other poems in the stories to music, to offer a multi-media experience that will reinforce the message of the Ian's Realm saga.

Not only do we have autographed copies of the books that are already in print, and book three that is getting ready to come out, but we have artwork.

Dianne Lynn Gardner is an established, award-winning professional portrait and plein air artist. Her work is owned by both national and international collectors of fine art. She is the artist of wine labels for an estate winery in Washington. Her book covers and illustrations are unique oil paintings you'll not find anywhere else. And now you have a chance to own, not just one of her signed prints, but one of the original oil paintings used as an illustration in this series. You can chose which one you want as a reward on the right.

At $3500 we will be release an omnibus edition of the Tales of Four Wizards collection. This print edition of the four short stories will be available to all levels receiving print copies for only a $5.00 addition to your pledge. 

At $4000 everyone in all tiers will receive an MP3 of the first song from Lexa Rose that will be on the album to come out later this year. The song is the one used in the trailer above.

Even if you can’t contribute, we'd love for you to help spread the word! Kickstarter has all the buttons you need to click to let your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ friends hear about this campaign.

Thank you!!

Risks and challenges

Books one and two are finished and out. Book three is all finished with art and just waiting for formatting to get done. We should have no problems with getting this out on time.

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