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Last updated August 10, 2016

The Tales of Ollundra Anthology

A collection of novellas set within the dark fantasy world of Ollundra.

The Tales of Ollundra Anthology

A collection of novellas set within the dark fantasy world of Ollundra.

£571
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 10 2016 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 10, 2016

About

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a look at my campaign for my fantasy anthology. 

My name is Craig and I created the Chronicles of Ollundra campaign setting for my up and coming fantasy tabletop roleplaying game. 

To help establish the setting I teamed up with a group of fantasy writers and put together a collection of five novellas that will introduce the readers to key characters and themes of the setting. In total The Tales of Ollundra will be over 80,000 words long.

Here's a look at the trailer for the anthology.

By supporting this campaign you will enable us to not only publish a more polished anthology than we already have but also allow us to produce an audiobook of the entire anthology. 

It is my mission to get this completed and out for sale this year. With your support we can build up the momentum to provide us with a bigger and better launch, and perhaps even a head start on our second anthology. 

The anthology currently contains the below stories. 

Sins of the Father by Josh Vogt - When the assassin Khellus rides into town he expects his job to be a swift one. But then a rival assassin appears and there is a chance encounter with a woman from his past that complicates matters. Khellus finds his mission may not be as simple as he had expected.

About the Author

Josh Vogt - Josh is an author and editor specializing in fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, pulp, and more. His debut fantasy novel is Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes, alongside the launch of his urban fantasy series, The Cleaners, with Enter the Janitor and The Maids of Wrath. He’s an editor at Paizo, a Scribe Award finalist, and a member of both SFWA and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Find him at JRVogt.com or on Twitter @JRVogt.

The Fall and Redemption of Davaldion by Craig Teal - The Morning Star, a demi god of ancient myth, has returned. D'mar, a demon hunter, finds that he is not the only one seeking her.

About the Author

Craig Teal - Craig Teal is the owner of Composite Games and the creator of the Chronicles of Ollundra and Unseen World game setting. The Fall and Redemption of Davaldion will be Craig's second published story. With the Crown of Thorns being his first published story and the origin story behind the Unseen World. You can find out more about Craig on his twitter page. @craigteal1

Of Mice and Dragons by Mary Hukel - Tells the story of Dah’nelle who find that everything at home is not quite what it seems.

About the Author

Mary Hukel - Mary is an up and coming author and mother who decided to join our project in order to help expand the Chronicles of Ollundra setting. Mary lives with her one child in Louisiana in the USA.

Withertale by Péter Holló-Vaskó - At the very beginning the ancient evils of old were beaten by the arrival of the Paedrea the new gods, but the howling has returned and a young thief finds that the city he calls home is in more danger than he could possibly imagine.

About the Author

Péter Holló-Vaskó - Peter is a Hungarian author who worked with Craig to help develop some of the origins of the World of Ollundra as well as introducing some of the major villains. Peter has written several books in Hungarian and this will be his first story released with Composite Studios.  

The Wolves Guardian by Nikki Yager - Angweneth is a ranger, who along with the pressure of being forced to marry has to to manage her anger as she finds herself dealing with adolescent trolls, animal baiting, and a wolf pup named Shadow.

About the Author

Nikki Yager - Nikki lives in Florida with her husband and eight pets. When she's not doing her day job she keeps herself busy with The Dragon's Rocketship, a Facebook group dedicated to those who love the world of fantasy and science fiction. During the last two years Nikki published a handful of anthologies, three of which included a short story written by her. The group went so well that in February 2016 The Dragon's Rocketship Publishing, LLC was born. She and her business partner, Mandi Yager, plan on publishing many books that fall under the genres of fantasy and science fiction and provide support to authors and writers who want to be published. In her limited free time she likes to read, write, draw, and play video games.

We are also looking produce audiobooks for the stories in the anthology should we generate enough support.

So far we have arranged for Sins of the Father to be recorded by Ben Manning who, along with staring in indie films such as Enter the Cage and The Snarling, has lean't his voice to narrate the stories in the audiobook of the anthology.

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The Fantasy soundtrack that will accompany the stories and characters in the book and has been composed by Jack Pashley under the directions of Craig.

The album will be released as a separate release after the Kickstarter; however, there are three exclusive tracks only available through this Campaign.

To thank you for your support we have a selection of fantastic perks and stretch goals!

Stretch Goals 

 £1750 – We will add the Ironcliffe by Katrina Werline story into the anthology.

£2000 - The Sins of the Father audio story will be added to all pledges of £25 or higher. 

£2250 – The Dawn of the Morning Star poem by Bee Parkinson will be added and a special wrap around cover designed by Joel Lagerwall for all Kickstarter pledges only.

£2500- Music of Ollundra soundtrack digital download added to all pledges of £25 or higher. 

£2750–  The Dark before the Dawn by Donna Tindale will added to all pledges of £25 or more.

£3000 - The Tales of Ollundra audiobook added to all pledges of £25 or more.

Risks and challenges

With a lot of kickstarters you will normally find that there are risks when backing a project.

With The Tales of Ollundra the anthology is already complete and we are only looking to make it the best we can.

We have a printer and an editor ready to help make the stories as polished as possible. As this will require a financial investment this is the only risk with this campaign. However the costs of this has already being mitigated should the campaign hit its goal.

In addition to the completed stories, we also have already sourced all the artwork we need to release the anthology. The only way we need more art is if we reach the stretch goals, and we already know that Joel can deliver.

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