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An epic fantasy Graphic Novel set in the Gods and Men Cycle that follows a Paladin on the hunt for his old lover who has gone mad.
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Tarnished-A Tale of Gods and Men

Tarnished is an epic Fantasy Graphic Novel created by Dark Tidings Press, an indie publisher of speculative fiction. Tarnished is another addition to the Gods and Men Cycle, a series of fantasy novels written by Kristopher Jerome.


Tarnished is a stand-alone story set in the Gods and Men Cycle, following a Paladin by the name of Broderick, as he hunts down his ex-lover Cecilia, another Paladin, who has gone on a murderous rampage. Following the trail of death that Cecilia and her bandit's have left in their wake, Broderick will encounter new enemies and allies, all while grappling with his feelings for his lost love.

Tarnished will be produced as a hardcover, paperback, and ebook. The story itself will be 60-65 pages in length, and the print versions will also include sketchbook material in the back of the book. This is intended to be published like a prestige format Graphic Novel, along the lines of Hellboy House of the Living Dead or A Study in Emerald.

The Graphic Novel was written by Kristopher Jerome. Pencils and Inks by Patrick Buerymeyer, with interior colors by Davi Comodo, cover colors by John Rauch, and lettering by Toben Racicot.

To showcase the quality that you should expect, here are some sample pages:

As a special thanks, all backers will get the first 37 pages as a PDF download as soon as the project funds! These pages have already been colored and lettered, and should serve to whet your appetites as we finish up the project!

Risks and challenges

The biggest hurdle with this project will be getting the artwork completed on time. The script is already written, and the book is about two-thirds of the way drawn (42 pages are penciled out of a projected 60). With your funding, we will be able to prioritize this project over all others to get the book finished before our deadline. From there it will only be a few weeks of formatting to get the book to the printer and then off to the backers!

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    Get everything from the signed hardcover package, the digital package, and a lifetime subscription to the Gods and Men Cycle in digital format. That's right, from here on out every Gods and Men Cycle story released gets sent to you as an eBook. Forever!

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    Gods and Men Cycle Hardcover Package

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    • A Bandit's Balance Hardcover
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    Get everything in the signed Gods and Men Cycle Package, and have a character based on your likeness drawn and added to the sequel to Tarnished! Your character will appear in a minimum of 2 pages or 8 panels.

    Includes:
    • Tarnished Signed Hardcover
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    • The Nightbreaker Signed Hardcover
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    Immortality-Novelette

    Get everything in the signed Gods and Men Package. Get a three chapter novelette written about a character based on you, or designed by you!

    Includes:
    • Tarnished Signed Hardcover
    • A Bandit's Balance Signed Hardcover
    • The Nightbreaker Signed Hardcover
    • Wrath of the Fallen Signed Hardcover
    • A novelette about your character!
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    Back by popular demand! Get everything in the signed Gods and Men Cycle Package, and have a character based on your likeness drawn and added to the sequel to Tarnished! Your character will appear in a minimum of 2 pages or 8 panels.

    Includes:
    • A Bandit's Balance Signed Hardcover
    • Character Drawn Into Tarnished Sequel
    • Tarnished Signed Hardcover
    • Wrath of the Fallen Signed Hardcover
    • The Nightbreaker Signed Hardcover
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