At long last, it's here everyone!! Come with me on a journey to a faraway place!
Mercury just might be able to save the human race. That is what Sol tells the boy anyway. A war is coming. According to the aging general’s AI, this one will send humanity back to the Stone Age. The entire Hel System will descend into blood-soaked anarchy and revolution.
To stop this, Sol gathered Mercury and five other young people to quell the rebellion. Saved from poverty and desperation, these scrappy kids will be forged into weapons of war unlike any humanity has ever seen. Together, they form the Angels (Air Navy and Ground Elite.)
But as battle lines are drawn, Mercury and his new family will be put to the ultimate test. When the line between friend and foe grows hazy, Mercury must make a choice. Will his choice doom humanity? More importantly, will his choice doom his family?
An adventure science fiction novel that poses deep ethical questions, Battle Lines is full of action and heart.
Battle Lines is happening no matter what, HOWEVER as you all help support this book, I will commission more art (among other things) to bring these amazing characters to life. If you support this kickstarter, you will get a high definition copy of ALL art pieces we reach in the stretch goals. The art will be done by the same person who crafted this beauty of Sol:
$2000 - Mercury commission - REACHED!
$3000 - Venus commission - REACHED!
$4000 - Earth commission - REACHED!
$5000 - Mars commission - REACHED!
$6000 - Jupiter commission - REACHED!
$7000 - Saturn commission - REACHED!
$8000 - Agent Yuki Matsuri commission - REACHED!
$9000 - Vera commission
$10,000 - Erithian commission
$15,000 - A commission of a group shot of all six Angels in beach attire. Yes, there is absolutely a good, plot-driven reason for this.
$25,000 - If we reach this goal, I will commission a professionally produced song for Battle Lines.
Risks and challenges
There are a *ton* of complications that arise with self-publishing in order to do it right. Printing, delivery times, checking the books to make sure they're as gorgeous as they should be, sending them to the distributors, etc. And that's all after I get the proof copies and put them through the due scrutiny. Lots of boring technical stuff.
TL;DR, this kickstarter will help me cover some of the upfront costs of printing as well as gauge the demand for Battle Lines. That way, I'll know just how many books I need and won't have to order more every two weeks. (After all, profit margins are a thing and I am going to treat this like I was a certain traveling merchant with a wise-wolf companion.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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