The Ronin Saga is a planned 9 (three thus far) book Amazon Bestselling epic fantasy series. Think Lord of the Rings, meets Knights of the Roundtable.
The Ronin were legendary heroes--warriors that guarded the nine Great Kingdoms. But now they're just dark rumors, bards tales told in cozy amber lit inns. Dark stories told to children of fallen heroes who turned on those they were meant to protect and nearly destroyed the world. Gray, Ayva and Darius don't buy the dark tales. But they have to hope they're right... When out of the shadows the legends return, wreathed in flames, water, stone, moon, sun, leaf, and even flesh and metal, Gray and his friends discover they are the dark legends reborn.
Now they must travel to the other nine Great Kingdoms, prove they aren't evil, and find the rest of their brothers and sisters before a rising darkness consumes the world...
So, a little backstory, but first off: welcome to our Kickstarter and welcome back to those who supported The Knife's Edge! I'm so grateful that The Knife's Edge, book one, has reached Top 5 on Audible for fantasy gaining thousands of new fans, and so excited for the next leg of this adventure.
Now we're back with Citadel of Fire, book two, and could use all the help possible to make this a reality. Don't worry, if you're brand new to the series, you are in the right place. We have packages for both book one AND two, a deal you won't find any other place. For those returning, welcome back!
Citadel of Fire is the second in the High or Epic fantasy series The Ronin Saga. It continues where we left off, with Gray, Ayva and Darius, our intrepid trio, traveling into the magical realm of Farhaven on a harrowing quest to save Gray's grandfather, unravel the mystery of his forgotten past, and find the next of the legendary Ronin.
Why not listen? Here's a sample chapter from Citadel of Fire, chapter titled A Duel for Honor (Chapter 3).
Context: Our three main characters, Gray, Ayva and Darius are headed to a desert city to rescue Gray's grandfather who is a powerful wielder of magic from a wizarding keep beset by evil. They are being escorted by an unpredictable and dangerous woman named Faye. (Oh she's awesome). Told from the perspective of Faye, their traveling companion, they encounter a sudden threat in the sands. A threat that may spell all their doom before their journey even begins...
If I have a skill, fingers crossed, it's a knack for words. My second and arguably even greater gift is finding amazing talent. Just like when I was able to recruit acclaimed artist Noah Bradley, artist for Magic the Gathering, and the very talented Flavio Bolla to our team for artists. Tim is no different. I have listened to countless hours narrating my favorite authors and books like those of Michael J. Sullivan, Dawn of Wonder, Red Rising, and many many more. Thus why Tim is more costly than other narrators. If you've heard his work before, you know his performance is worth it.
In fact, Tim is so in-demand, no one else can even book him. He is literally under contract for only us, and another publisher for the next FIVE years. I'm baffled and so honored, but I'll let Tim's fancy résumé speak for him.
Here's some of Tim's many accolades:
I'm all about 100% clear transparency. I've talked with his producers and we've finalized a price at an approximate 23 hrs, which will be $600 per finished hour. This includes all the audio production teams work behind the scenes, revisions, edits, re-recording and more. So (e.g. Citadel of Fire = 230k words = ~23 finished hours = $13,800).
So why only 6000? Well, I'm just hoping for enough funds to cover a portion of the total amount. Of that 6000, some will go towards rewards and the rest will go towards production. I'll do my best to cover the rest. More importantly, I'm hoping we hit it early so I can roll out some very exciting Stretch Goals.
Here's where it becomes real fun. If we reach the 10k+ mark, then I'll look to producing Visions of a Hidden, Legends, and Dreams of a Reaver for free for you and lots of other amazing goals.
Note: For backing at $39 or above you get ALL Stretch Goals for free! So spread the word!
At this goal, all backers at $39 (Devari) and above will receive a copy of Citadel of Fire The Audiobook as well as pledge specific rewards! You will have made this become a reality!
At this Stretch Goal, all DEVARI and above will receive a trunked story about Ezrah in Kindle/Nook/PDF, whatever preference! KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!
At this Stretch Goal, all DEVARI and above will receive "DREAMS OF A REAVER" the audiobook! I will have it recorded and produced and sent to all backers at $39 and above!
At this Stretch Goal, all DEVARI and above will receive ELEMENTAL BOOKMARKS. This is just a thank you for all the amazing support. Like the other Stretch Goals, this is automatically included in your rewards and sent to all backers at $39 and above! (Tucked with love into your new hardcovers or paperbacks or audiobook only will get this separately).
At this Stretch Goal, all DEVARI and above will receive ELEMENTAL PINS. These are enamel pins in the likeness of the elements and magic within Farhaven. Choose from leaf, wind, sun - one of the three main characters. Like the other Stretch Goals, this is automatically included in your rewards and sent to all backers at $39 and above!
A short story you've never heard about? Something I've missed or haven't mentioned? Let me know in comments!
Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you. You can help make this come to life and that means so much to me. Any and everything (from a single penny to the crazy final reward of $2,000, every penny counts) and I can't wait to share more of the Saga with you as it continues to grow.
As always, I am forever grateful for your support.