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Alaskan authors and artists seek to launch magical realm of Noren campaign for the self publishing of the first novel and art.

Hello and welcome to the Noren Kickstarter Campaign.

First we would like to say thank you for giving a little of your time to take the first step into our world.

Please allow me to introduce us; we are The Three Muses, the magic makers behind the Noren Realm. We are a trio of authors and artists from the great northern sate of Alaska. We have inseparable friends going on 17 years. Always fans of fantasy and fantastic story telling the love affair with the idea of creating our own world started early. Our childhood and teenage years were filled with art, narratives, and imagination. We always ran to the beat of our own drum. Exiting high school the pursuit of expressing our world, Noren became serious and we worked to perfect a manuscript and illustrations that would depict a world worthy of our collective imaginations.

We started to learn about everything it would take to bring Noren to life, from art, writing, and design, to promotion and all the options we could explore. Early this year the final manuscript had reached its perfection and we started on a campaign to get it and the accompanying art published.

Knowing a little about us and what got us here please allow me a brief teaser of Noren’s first novel, “Scar of Trees” here.

Noren Scar of Trees

Eirik Holte was always destined to be a Moon Muse, charged with the care of the magical realm of Noren and its inhabitants. However, when he is betrayed and his life is plunged into chaos he finds he must now work with three new Muses in order to save his sacred charge. Among them is a shy woman named Ellette Hughes. Eirik has hardly noticed her in all the years they have known each other through the Coven that supports him and his duty. At first she seems unremarkable. Yet, as he instructs the three in the crisis that has befallen Noren, Eirik notices he cannot seem to ignore her. After they are forced to spend nearly every moment together Eirik begins to understand why she and the other two have been chosen by Noren.

The realm of Noren has always known the grace of the Muses. The two worlds are symbiotically joined together. Elven Lord Ashfaren has been one of the few to hear the Muses’ voice through the ages. They were present when he met the lovely Elemental, Tsukiha, and his life began to change. Yet, when the hallow bond with the Muses is corrupted Ashfaren and Tsukiha are forced down a path that leads to a gifted young Sage, Vwynsent Bloom. The three begin a new relationship with the Muses that has never existed before and is the only way Noren will survived the double edged treachery that threatens its very existence.


Sounds good huh? We really hope you think so because this is where you come in. While we have a brilliant story and manuscript, along with beautiful art to go with it we are hoping this fundraiser will help us cover the costs of self publishing and promoting our first novel.

We have self published several art books before, three related to the Noren universe.

Please visit our website to see these books: http://www.norenrealm.com/artbooks.htm

Noren is as much about art as it is about narrative. However, what we are planning to do with the novel is on a much larger scale than the web publishing of our art books. We want to deliver this story to everyone who has a love of fantasy and great storytelling.

We hope to not only to publish the physical novel through a printing press and ebooks but we hope to make it successful through marketing it ourselves. This campaign is to aide us in covering those costs from printing, shipping costs, direct marketing supplies (like books marks and media), local trade fairs and shows costs, to a stellar book trailer that will help us spread the interest and magic of Noren to a wider audience.

The book trailer is a large part of the funds we are asking for. While the Three Muses are multitalented and are well prepared to take on the challenges of self publishing a book and making it successful, we are not videographers. We hope to be able to work with a local Alaskan production company to create a wonderful trailer that will draw an audience into the amazing world we have crafted for their enjoyment. Our stunning visuals and art should aide seamlessly to this desire. Yet, the best trailers we have researched have excellent voiceovers narrating the introduction in the realm you will be reading when you open the book. This why we hope to be able to work with a talented voice, (first choice would be someone like rising Welsh actor Luke Evans) who can bring something to life with just the audio delivery of Noren’s words. With this we can convey an interesting and attention grabbing first look into the majesty our books will offer.

We have put a tremendous amount of work, hope and dreams into the creation of our Noren world and first novel. It has been a singular and most passionate creation we have wanted to share since its inception. The manuscript has been through three full major rewrites in 6 years and is now ready and wonderful.

The art we plan to include not only as the depiction of Noren but in it the actual novel itself. It is unique, beautiful and an expression of our imagination and talents just like Noren’s story itself.

Alaska offers some challenges to our goals but with your help we can bridge those and bring Noren to everyone who has the desire to experience it. We know that we have a gem to share with you and hope that you’ll take the time to give a little to help us make it shine. Stories from within your imagination about fantastical worlds that you could not experience without the expression of artistic imaginations are priceless. They can give you things you’ll find no where else in our world, journeys, people, and wonder that are birthed by our unique ability to imagine. So please help us bring Noren to you!

Just a reminder for those who are not familiar with Kickstarter’s rewards: Rewards are accumulative, so the more you give the more you get! Thank you very much!

Thank you for all the time and consideration you’ve just given in exploring our project. We are so passionate about our creation we cannot express enough gratitude in the support you give. If you are not able to donate to our cause we ask that you pass along our project and campaign to anyone you think might be interested. Any little bit of help you can offer earns you our undying appreciation. Noren cannot exist without people who believe in it and fans who love it.

Thank you very much from the Three Muses and Noren itself!

For more about Noren and its art please visit our website The Noren Realm
You can follow us on Twitter: @Noren_Realm



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    Every Little Bit Helps: We will post your name on the Noren Realm website in our “Real Muses” Thank you and Dedication page.

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    Marking Your Support: You will receive a Noren Scar of Trees bookmark signed by the author.

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    A Post to Noren: You will receive a Noren Scar of Trees post card and two additional bookmarks all signed by the author.

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    A Tome of Noren: You will receive a signed copy of the trade size novel, Noren Scar of Trees, the first book in the Noren series!

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    Go Anywhere with Noren: You will receive a Three Muses Ink tote bag.

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    “A Muse” Yourself: Noren’s artist will use a photo provided by you and work her magic to turn your image into a Muse art image in Noren’s style! An 8x10 print and digital copy of the image will be provided to you for your own use.

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    Immortalize in Noren Print: We will include your name in the printed Noren Scar of Trees novel on the Thank You and Dedication page.

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    A Whole Book of Noren Art: You will receive a signed soft cover copy of our first Noren art book, “Spells with Elf, Sage, and Muse”, the Tarot of Noren.

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    Find Your Name in Noren: We will use your name as a minor character in a later book of the Noren series. You will also receive signed copy of the book in which that character first appears. Note: If book is not physically published an ebook copy will be provided instead.

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    Ultimate Noren Art: You will receive a signed collector’s edition hard cover copy of our first Noren art book, “Spells with Elf, Sage, and Muse”, the Tarot of Noren.

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    A Noren Appearance: We will use your name and likeness as a character in a later book of the Noren series. You will be able to choose if “you” are a good or bad guy. Since you will already appear as a character in the book once for as part of the $300 amount reward, you can either choose another name (such as a middle name) which you would like to use or have the either of the characters appear as someone else, such as a family member, friend, or spouse (as long as you have their permission of course). You will also receive a signed copy of the book in which that character first appears. Note: If book is not physically published an ebook copy will be provided instead.

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    Noren Ultimate Fan Package: You will receive a Noren 12 month full color art print calendar, a Noren T-shirt in your size, a Noren mug, and Noren Keepsake box.

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    Noren Book Club Experience: You will receive an additional 5 signed copies of Noren’s first novel, Scar of Trees, as well as 5 additional journals and accompanying pens (6). Plus you will also get an hour long discussion with the Three Muses to discuss and answer questions about Noren and the art via phone, skype or some other resource.

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