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Riven Wyrde Saga Re-release

A re-release of the Riven Wyrde Saga, a dark fantasy trilogy about the return of the Fae to a world which has forgotten them.

Riven Wyrde Saga Re-release

A re-release of the Riven Wyrde Saga, a dark fantasy trilogy about the return of the Fae to a world which has forgotten them.

£3,544
pledged of £6,700pledged of £6,700 goal
107
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 10 2019 6:29 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 10, 2019

About

The Riven Wyrde Saga Re-release

Hi folks and welcome to my Kickstarter for the re-edit and re-release of the Riven Wyrde Saga. 

This is a dark epic-fantasy tale of the return of the fae to a world which has completely forgotten them and thinks of them as nothing more than myth and children's stories. As it turns out they're every bit as scary as the fables.

The world of Haven draws us into a time not dissimilar to 12th century Europe. Norse-like Bjornmen have begun to shift from raiding the coast of Anlan, to outright invasion and conquest.  At the same time, the ancient barriers that have kept the fae locked out of the world, are beginning to fail.

Mankind must come to realise the truth about the fae, and find a way to settle their own conflicts before the real threat rises. This is a series with something for everyone; from epic battles, to forgotten magics, from sea voyages to the political machinations of two worlds. I'm incredibly proud of it.

So why re-release? Why the re-edit? This project is all about improving quality. When I first wrote Fae - The Wild Hunt, back in 2013, I was very new to both writing and to self-publishing. I've learned an awful lot since then, not just in terms of writing, but also in terms of delivering a quality product. 

Fae - The Wild Hunt has been a #1 bestseller in Epic Fantasy, and Norse Fantasy with Amazon in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. The Riven Wyrde Saga ebook omnibus, has also held bestseller status. I'm confident that the books will continue to do well and a re-edit can only make them better. 

Check out a sample of the books in their current form here

This project is about much more than just a re-edit. Together with an amazing team I will be re-releasing these books with new covers, a new map, and high quality edits and proof-reading. Not only will all three books in the series be re-released as ebook and paperback, but they will be available, for the first time, in a hardback edition. Both the paperbacks and hardbacks will be available in a boxed-set edition, exclusive to project backers.

I'm also very conscious that these books are currently for sale on Amazon and other bookshops, albeit in the pre-edit format. Because of that I'm making a commitment that any rewards that include the books, either in ebook format or as a paperback/hardback, will be cheaper than they would be to purchase elsewhere.

One of the major advantages I have over other projects seeking funding on Kickstarter is that all three books are already written. Through the efforts of A.J Spedding, my amazing editor who edited two short-stories that were used in the Netflix anthology Love, Death, and Robots (in the video I put "sex" into the title. I might have to call Netflix and suggest that), these books will be polished to an even higher standard. 

The cover art will be produced by Pen Astridge, who has already produced the cover for Reaver, the Riven Wyrde novella, in addition to my later books, Faithless and The Lore of Prometheus.

The map will be produced by Alicia Wanstall-Burke, author of Blood of Heirs, in a similar style to her own map.

In terms of rewards, I think we've got something for everyone. The reward tiers run from £1 for HD images that can be used as computer wallpapers, all the way up to £100 for a limited edition boxed set of signed hardbacks complete with ebooks of all my other novels. I've tried to keep postage to a minimum. The goal of this kickstarter is not to make a profit, but to fund the re-edit and re-release, and perhaps find some some readers along the way. 

If you choose to back me, I hope you enjoy the books and I promise to keep everyone updated on the progress of the edits.

Best

Graham Austin-King

Risks and challenges

The major risk with any project like this is missing deadlines due to production delays. In this case all three books are already written.

The kindle copies will be produced using Amazon's KDP platform, a system I've used eight times already and one I am very familiar with.

The physical copies will be produced using Ingramspark, a company I have produced five novels through already.

The only likely risk is in how long it takes for edits to be complete, which is why the time-frame for the dispatch of rewards is set at February 2020.

In reality I expect all stages of the project to be complete far before then, and rewards dispatched early.

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    Fae'reeth Sighting - HD wallpaper images

    Get high definition cover art wallpapers direct to your grabby, grabby, hands.

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    The Great Revel

    Get an early kindle copy of the trilogy, completely re-edited and with new cover art, 400'000 words of dark fantasy goodness for you to stuff into your eyeballs

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    The Wild Hunt

    The entire Riven Wyrde saga, re-edited with new cover art and map, in kindle format. PLUS a digital (kindle) copy of Reaver, the Riven Wyrde tie-in novella.

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    Faithless Fae

    kindle copies of the Riven Wyrde saga, plus Reaver, and a kindle copy of Faithless.

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    All the Freaking Books (Kindle)

    The re-edited copy of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and the Lore of Prometheus.

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    Paperbacks!!!

    Signed paperback copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga.

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    All the Freaking Paperbacks and eBooks

    Signed paperback copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga plus kindle copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and The Lore of Prometheus.

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    The Riven Wyrde Hardback Collection

    Signed hardback copies of the reedited Riven Wyrde Saga, tastefully presented in a boxed set.

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    The Top 50! (Paperbacks)

    Signed, limited-edition paperback copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga, plus kindle copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and The Lore of Prometheus.

    The limited edition copies will have their own distinct cover art, and will be signed, stamped, and numbered. These books will be the first dispatched, going out two weeks before anything else. Barring stretch goals*, only fifty of these sets will be produced and they will never be available for general sale.

    *Stretch goals may include an additional 20 being released.

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    The Grand Shazam!

    Signed hardback copies of the reedited Riven Wyrde Saga, tastefully presented in a boxed set plus all the ebooks in kindle format including the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and The Lore of Prometheus.

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    A Painfully Honest Critique (Plus books)

    Back me on this tier and get the Riven Wyde Saga in Kindle format. In addition I'll also read and constructively critique the first three chapters (or 800 words, whichever is less) of your fantasy novel/novella.

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    The limited edition copies will have their own distinct cover art, and will be signed, stamped, and numbered. These books will be the first dispatched, going out two weeks before anything else. Barring stretch goals*, only fifty of these sets will be produced and they will never be available for general sale.

    *Stretch goals may include an additional 20 being released.

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    Books PLUS A Grisly Death

    All the fun of dying in a grisly fashion with none of the pain and mess. Pick this reward tier and get I'll use your name* in my next book and kill you off in a grisly fashion.

    * - Your name may be modified to make it fit within the story.

    In addition to your painful and unsightly death you'll also receive signed paperback copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga plus kindle copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and The Lore of Prometheus.

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    Delusions of Divinity

    Ever been accused of having a god complex? Well now it can be true. Pick this reward tier and get I'll use your name* to name one of the gods in the sequel to Faithless (which I'm writing now.)

    * - Your name may be modified to make it fit within the story.

    In addition to your elevation to divinity, you'll also receive signed paperback copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga plus kindle copies of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Reaver, Faithless, and The Lore of Prometheus.

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