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The Sage trilogy is an epic tale set in a fantasy world!
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THANK YOU EVERYONE WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!! WE WILL BE ADDING SOME MORE STRETCH GOALS SHORTLY!!!!

Usurper. Lost Heir. Runaway bride. Land on the brink of civil war. All so familiar, until Tortoise -- the Divine Creature who ignores the rules of right and wrong -- challenges his fellow divinities to meddle.

Suddenly, children targeted for murder are adopted, swordsmen turn into blacksmiths, and none are reliably who or what they seem. The four Divine Animals are afoot: Tortoise, Dragon, Unicorn, and Phoenix. Hold on tight.

Book 1: The Fall of Onagros

In the first book of the SAGE trilogy, a legacy is lost, a woman vanishes into thin air, wisdom is found in unexpected places, and a man hopes to defeat a tyrant with tall tales and gossip.

Full cover flat for The Fall of Onagros!

Book 2: Bargain With Fate

In the second book of the SAGE trilogy, memories, people, and items of power are recovered. The mighty are helpless, the weak are strong, and a little girl clutches creatures of terror to her ragged heart.

Book 3: Silver and Iron

In the final book of the SAGE trilogy, the contention over the throne of Layounna is fought on strange battlegrounds: an island, a henyard, a scrivenry, a pocket, and the heart of the chief claimant.

A fascinating trilogy, Sage, is an epic tale set in a fantasy world! Hydra Publications wants to bring it to this world and to you.

With your help we can see our goals come to fruition.

How?

Cover art: Though much of the design is done, and a beautiful concept laid out, we still need to reimburse the artists.

A Trailer: Sage wants to be known! In this visual world we live in, we know that marketing is an endless job and we’d like to utilize all our opportunities. Help us create a trailer that we can launch to show off Marian’s skill in both her writing abilities and her story concept.

Other marketing venues such as ads, press releases and blog tours are needed. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your donations! 

At $400 we will release 2 short stories set in the Sage universe to all contributors!

At $600 we will add signed bookmarks of all three books to all orders for any print titles.

Although unrelated to Sage we will release another novel from Marian that has been out of print for years! All contributors will get ebook versions of this book and there will be an option to add a print copy for $10.

For those who have ordered the 3 books together we will give you the option of getting a special limited edition omnibus Hardcover limited to 100 copies only.

Risks and challenges

At this stage there is no risk. Cover art is done, editing is done and formatting is 80% done. Formatting will take a matter of an hour or two to finish and the product will be ready to launch and go into production for books 2 and 3. Book 1 is out and already available for purchase in ebook. Print for book 1 will be ready shortly.

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