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The Germhacht Episode is a pulp adventure story about a unique family of archaeologists and their friends.
The Germhacht Episode is a pulp adventure story about a unique family of archaeologists and their friends.
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My goal with this project is to introduce more readers to the Blackfeather Chronicles, and to fund the printing of book two, The Germhacht Episode.

All funds after Kickstarter and Amazon fees, and a fair fee to my awesome new layout guy Ryan, will go directly to printing the pulp paperback on wind energy produced 30% PCW recycled paper. Did I mention it's also tree free? 

In the event funding goes over my goal, extra funds will go toward a bigger, more economical print run, along with reward boosts. In the magical event that the funding goal is doubled, I'll see what I can do about getting books 1 and 2 made into downloadable audiobooks.

The Blackfeather Chronicles are an adventure serial about an unusual family of archeologists in the victorian era of a fantastic world, who contend with the supernatural on a regular basis. Their adventures are chronicled online at www.worldofshandor.com, where you can catch up on what happened in book 1, and even sneak a peek at what happens in book 3.

If you'd rather have a book to hold in your hands, to take along on the train, or give to a friend or a child, the rewards on this project are meant for just that.

At $5 you get a pdf of the complete illustrated book 2, at $30 you get both books 1 and 2, and the rewards above that are better and better, featuring original art from the series, art commissions, a handmade cloak, the chance to add a custom character to the world, and even to commission a new story about any of the characters from the series, from their past or from their future.

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    You get a signed copy of the illustrated paperback of The Germhacht Episode by mail.

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    You get a signed copy of the illustrated paperback of The Germhacht Episode and a bagged and boarded illustration print by mail.

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    You get signed copies of both book 1, The Alarna Affair and book 2, The Germhacht Episode by mail.

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    You get signed copies of both book 1, The Alarna Affair and book 2, The Germhacht Episode and a bagged and boarded illustration print by mail.

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    You get signed copies of books 1 and 2, a print, and a sketch by the author/illustrator.

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    You get signed copies of books 1 and 2, a print, and I'll draw a commission of any single character you want drawn, from anywhere.

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    You get signed copies of books 1 and 2, a print, and an original graphite illustration from either story, first pledged, first pick.

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    You get signed copies of the first and second books, a print, an original of your choice (first pledged first pick), and you get a character named for you, or someone of your choice in book 4.

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    You get signed copies of the first and second books, a print, a commission of up to three characters of your choice from anywhere, and you get to propose a character for book 4. Anyone who can be made to fit the time period and world is fine. Can’t think of a character? Propose a setting!

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    You get signed copies of both books, a print, an original, a character proposal and dinner with the author within the next year at any of a dozen conventions across the US. If you can't make it to any of the same conventions, we'll arrange a skype chat, and I send you food, if legal. Ask me any questions you want. You may be able to wrestle free spoilers, or details that never made it into books.

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    You get both books, 5 prints, a sketch and the Blackfeather cloak, a one of a kind piece handmade by Jessica. Its great for mysterious travelers.

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    I will write a short story about one of any of the characters from the Blackfeather chronicles, from their past or from their future, your choice. It will come with an original illustration made just for that story. Plus you get both books, a pack of bookmarks, and 5 prints.

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