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FUNDED AND DONE, THANK YOU EVERYONE! If you missed it, you can still pre-order hardbacks, signed paperbacks, Book 3 ARCS, and posters for a limited time through the link below.
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    Read War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) a month before the May 2020 release! You'll receive a DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) so you can read the story wherever you like, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Delivery of eBooks is free. Postage for bookmarks will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). You are a living legend. For real. You’ve probably been around for thousands of years.

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    Receive a signed & doodle-stamped Rise of Gods paperback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) and a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery for paperbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). As a child of a Firstborn, you’re tough as hell, you’ll live for myria, and you’ve got serious skills.

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    FIRSTBORN - Paperback & eARC

    Receive a signed & doodle-stamped Rise of Gods paperback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy), a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) a DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery for paperbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). You are practically immortal, extremely powerful, as well beautiful, regardless of what manner of prehistoric beastie your mother may have been.

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    Receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter. You’ll also receive a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). Your service to humankind is greatly appreciated. Without you, we might not exist.

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    ELDER - Hardback & eARC

    Receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter. You’ll also receive a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). With your incredible age comes greater strength, knowledge, and mastery of the elder sciences we humans call magic.

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    TRUE ANCIENT - Print & eARC

    Receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter. You’ll also receive a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, a signed & doodle-stamped Rise of Gods paperback, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery for print books is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). Born before the Cataclysm, the K-T extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs, you’re about as old, and as bad-ass, as they come.

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    Critique & Stuff - Short

    I will provide notes on your short story or up to three chapters of your novel. These will be 2 to 3 typed pages with my assessment of writing style, pacing, characterization, worldbuilding, etc, with ideas for improvement. I’m no expert or genius, but some folks like my writing. You’ll also receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter; a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, and a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Critiques completed as soon as possible, time permitting. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details).

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    You are a world’s originary being and progenitor of life. You are powerful beyond imagination, you cannot be harmed, and you cannot die. As such, you deserve EVERYTHING listed in the tiers above AND all of the add-ons currently listed on the main page. Estimated delivery for posters, Rise of Gods Paperbacks and Hardbacks is February/March 2020, and War of Gods Advance Release Copy paperbacks by the May 2020 release. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details).

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    Critique & Stuff - Novel

    I will provide notes on your novel, whether it be a complete WIP (work in progress) or already published. These will be 3 to 5 typed pages with my assessment of writing style, pacing, characterization, worldbuilding, etc, with ideas for improvement. I’m no expert or genius, but some folks like my writing. You’ll also receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter; a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, and a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Critiques completed as soon as possible, time permitting. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details).

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    Hang out with me for a day at an SFF convention! I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I enjoy the hell out of cons and go to quite a few. I’ll introduce you to folks I know, be your con mentor, we’ll talk about writing, and have a grand old time. Limited to one con: 2020 ConFusion Livonia MI, 2020 GenCon Indianapolis IN, or 2020 DragonCon Atlanta GA. Does not include transportation, lodging, meals, or any other expenses, though I will throw in a nice dinner. You’ll also receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter; a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, and a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping charged at campaign end (see main page for details).

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    THIRDBORN - eARC EARLY BIRD

    Read War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) a month before the May 2020 release! You'll receive a DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) so you can read the story wherever you like, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. In addition, you'll save 20% for being an early supporter. Postage for bookmarks will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). You are a living legend.

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    FIRSTBORN - Paperback & eARC EARLY BIRD

    Receive a signed & doodle-stamped Rise of Gods paperback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy), a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) a DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. In addition, you'll save 20% for being an early supporter. Estimated delivery for paperbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). You are practically immortal, extremely powerful, as well beautiful, regardless of what manner of prehistoric beastie your mother may have been.

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    ELDER - Hardback & eARC EARLY BIRD

    Receive a signed & numbered Rise of Gods hardback (Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy) for less than it will retail, with your name listed in the back as a most esteemed supporter. You’ll also receive a War of Gods (Book 3 of The Paternus Trilogy) DRM-free eBook bundle (.mobi, .epub, & .pdf) a month before the May 2020 release, as well as a signed Rise of Gods bookmark available exclusively to Kickstarter patrons. In addition, you'll save 20% for being an early supporter. Estimated delivery of Hardbacks is February/March 2020. Shipping will be charged at the end of the campaign (see main page for details). With your incredible age comes greater strength, knowledge, and mastery of the elder sciences we humans call magic.

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