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The Dreams of Phillip Aisling and the Numinous Nagwaagan
The Dreams of Phillip Aisling is a fun new young adult fantasy novel about a teenage boy who is awakening to his powers as a True Dreamer. On the night of his 13th birthday, his dreams suddenly become as real as waking life. At first Phillip loves the new fantastic dreams, but when they turn into nightmares he doesn't want to sleep ever again! He seeks the guidance of the Oracle who gives him a numinous nagwaagan, or a magical dreamcatcher, to protect him from the draiths that are causing the nightmares. With the protection of the nagwaagan hanging above his bed, he is finally able to safely return to dreamland. But his struggle to learn to control his new powers has only just begun!
Everyone dreams, but not everyone is a True Dreamer. Luckily for you and Phillip, it is something that can be trained. Are you a True Dreamer?
About The Author
I'm Brandon! I dreamt up (literally!) the idea for this book back in 2007 while studying abroad in Germany. I woke up from a dream so strange that I started to imagine how it would be possible to even conceive of something so bizarre. The more I thought about the story for the book the more I felt compelled to write it. So began the long process of bringing Phillip and his fanciful dreams to life.
One thing that I am particularly excited about for this book series is how accessible dreaming is to everyone. Everyone dreams, right?! Often when you read a fantasy novel, you're left with the feeling that you want to be the main character, like a powerful wizard! Unfortunately for excited young readers that isn't really possible. But anyone can become a True Dreamer like Phillip Aisling. To begin training to control your dreams and become a lucid dreamer, all you have to do is fall asleep!
The book is 300 pages with 31 chapters.
What Are The Funds For?
Book cover art, professional editing, ISBN, marketing, paperback copies printed to fulfill Kickstarter rewards, postage, and Kickstarter fees.
$1200 - Chapter sketches - Every few chapters will have an illustration
$5000 - Audiobook recording! - It is a lot of work to create an audiobook and so it costs a lot!
Thank you for reading and
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGE!
Risks and challenges
The book is already written!
The exact timing on delivery of the signed paperbacks will depends on how quickly Amazon's print on demand process takes to send me the copies.
The library donations will depend on whether or not the library is accepting donations.
Other than that I don't foresee any delays! Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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