The next dark fantasy adventure of the orc, Grimluk, in a very weird west. Grimluk, Demon Hunter Vol 2. Now with 500% more orcs.
Grimluk is an orc. Green skin, tusks, and a savage strength all put to one purpose: hunting demons.
One month after leaving Greenreach Bluffs with Gwen Quinn, Grimluk struggles to help the hurting child heal. Their goal Hunter's Hollow to find the cause and, hopefully, cure for the prophetic Spirit trapped inside her. Gwen despises the Spirit and blames it for her parents' deaths, fighting to keep it suppressed in her mind.
Near dark one evening, not far from the highway town of Perfection, the pair are attacked by an angry, monstrous apparition that nearly crushes Grimluk under its enormous spiritual weight as it demands to be taken home. After dealing with the spirit, they find themselves in Perfection proper. A town too clean and quiet, save for the gallows.
A man by the name of Parker Fenton, better known in the region as the Hanging Judge, runs the town strictly, exercising power as he sees fit. Almost immediately, Grimluk is arrested for kidnapping and murder, learning all too quickly that the judge cares nothing for justice. Can Grimluk escape the Judge and save Gwen or will they both fall prey to the town's true master?
Read the first chapter here.
So, sequels. Sequels are fun. Here's my first sequel for Grimluk. For those new to this game, Demon Haunted is the direct sequel to A Demon in the Desert, and the second book in the Grimluk series. What's it all about though? Well, as you might've read at the top, Grimluk is an orc. He's big, he's green, he's strong, and he strives to help people, namely by killing demons with a revolver, a knife, and years of training and experience. I called the first one a weird western, but the better fitting description is sixguns and sorcery. Imagine a gunslinging Conan of Cimmeria wandering around a world more akin to America's Old West than pre-history, fighting eldritch abominations, corrupted mortals, monsters, and the struggle to help people.
Now, a lot of fine folks helped me bring the first book to life but there were some things missing. Namely, an editor and a touch more artwork. That's where this campaign comes in. With your help, I can have a properly edited book, a cover, and promotional artwork. The former will make this book that much more of an enjoyable read, while the latter will help me in the long run. And while I'm very proud of A Demon in the Desert, this book is bigger and better. You could say book 1 was my mission statement.
I'm sure you'd like to understand just how I'm planning on using these funds before you make your decision, since you as a backer are both a customer pre-ordering a product and an investor. Investors like knowing where their money's going. So here's how it works. The goal is $2000 broken down as follows:
- $400 - Editing from Dominion Editorial
- $600 - Artwork & Cover from Bob Kehl
- $800 - Production costs. This entails things like the actual printing, shipping, and idiot padding, the usual aspects of any business venture. Self-publishing is no different.
- 10% (basically $200 at minimum) of total funding for Kickstarter fees.
These numbers are all bare bones. The entirety of this campaign is for production of the book. If we end up going over 100% funding, I'll come up with stretch goal then. Probably black and white illustrations. If you enjoyed the first book, welcome back. If you're new, I hope you'll join the crew. Grab your gear and come demon hunting.
Expected release: October 1, 2016 - Just in time for Halloween and Orctober.
Risks and challenges
First off, the first draft is done. Finished. That just leaves rewrites and editing and the art, as listed above. This campaign isn't a request for funds to do anything but finish the book completely.
There are natural risks to any project. Sickness, natural disasters, alien invasion. Provided there's a world left to read this book, I'll finish and get it out. Even if I end up in the hospital, I'll finish it and get it to you. As I said above, I've included a cash buffer in case any unexpected costs arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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