Up and coming author Philip Ligon explodes on to the scene with this amazing The Engine Series of steampunk novels!
Thief... Addict... Wife Killer?
Alexander Asherton, Ash to his friends, has reached the low point of his life. A once promising future with the Church of England has given way to a clandestine organization which tracks and collects items of a magical nature. They provide the elixirs that keep Ash alive, and in exchange he uses the power the elixirs grant to ‘acquire’ what they desire. If he succeeds, he lives. If he fails, he dies. The arrangement is simple enough…until his latest assignment becomes personal: recover an item in the possession of his former wife, Aimee. Thus is Ash drawn into a past he had hoped to leave behind as he unravels Aimee’s deadly secrets. But it is her association with Duke Schaever that draws Ash into an even darker – and stranger – world, for the Duke is determined to expand his influence through the merging of magic and science. The Duke will do anything to protect his secret.
Its discovery will bring about the end of either Aimee or Ash - or both!
What you get
You'll get some of the best new steampunk novels around. These books are available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats for your convenience. What's more, all hardcover and paperback editions will be signed and personalized by the author!
Book 1, This Strange Engine, is already complete and ready to go and will be shipped by the end of November. Book 2, This Mysterious Engine, will ship 4-6 weeks after that. Mr. Ligon's other steampunk YA novel, The King's Regret, will ship 4-6 weeks later.
What we need
We're raising money to cover the costs of cover art, printing books, promotional artwork, and to support Mr. Ligon as he finishes the rest of the series.
What your pledges support
Your pledges support getting us those covers and promotional artwork, they'll help us promote the books, and - most of all - Mr. Ligon will get paid at his typical royalty rates, which will help ensure more steampunk novels!
- $1,000 - Mr Ligon will commit to at least a third novel in The Engine Series!
About Silver Empire
My wife Morgon and I founded Silver Empire in 2014 to publish the best in up and coming science fiction and fantasy fiction. Since then, our umbrella has grown to include 15 different authors publishing with us. We've published 16 novels in 2018, with more to go before the year is out, and we plan to publish even more in 2019. We're located in north Alabama, and we're running this crowd funding campaign because Mr. Ligon's novels are fantastic and deserve to be read!
Risks and challenges
All three books listed are in at least first draft complete form. The third book of THE ENGINE SERIES is in progress, but not yet completed. As for finishing them, Mr. Ligon has three finished novels under his belt and Silver Empire has nearly two dozen published books under our belt. The risk of non-completion of this project is very small.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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