Patreon Campaign Launched–King’s Blood Now Available!

Hello all!

I am very proud to announce the commencement of my Patreon campaign. King’s Blood is now available and can be accessed here. (Please note, I am currently offering these short stories in .pdf format only. I am working towards .epub formats at a later date).

What is Patreon and my campaign? Patreon is a service whereby you, my readers, can support me financially for content that I create for you. Every Monday, I will post a new short story from my Ancient Vestiges universe, and my patrons will be charged X dollars for every short story (X being the dollar figure that you pledge). I will never restrict content to those who pledge only a certain amount. 1 dollar, 5 dollars, 10 dollars–whatever it is you pledge, you will receive my short stories.

I hope everyone enjoys King’s Blood!

Weekly Update: Debut short story on Patreon; Thank you to purchasers of Darkness Rising

Hello readers!

I am pleased to announce that the first short story on Patreon (debuting Monday May 29) will be titled King’s Blood. Tristifer Marcanas will be the perspective character, and it takes place three years before the events of Darkness Rising. A brief synopsis:

Prince Tristifer Marcanas–eldest of the three children of the king–stands beside the Lion Throne as King Marcus Marcanas stands in judgment of Prince Adreyu Marcanas–the Cleaver Prince–who has returned to the kingdom defeated and ashamed.  The king is cold and hard, continuing down a path that divides the nobility and knights. Tristifer soon discovers that he must make a choice: loyalty to his brother or his king.

I am intending for these short stories to be available on all E-Book devices. I will also have a link for those who wish to read via a website. Full details on an update on Monday May 29.

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I would like to give a heartfelt thank you for every reader who has purchased a copy of the second edition of Darkness Rising. The sales have been tremendous. I do hope you all are enjoying the first adventure into the Eastern Lands.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

-Brenden Christopher Gardner

 

WBU: Darkness Rising (Second Edition) is available for purchase; Patreon Short & Serialized Story Campaign Details

I am very pleased to announce that the second edition of Darkness Rising is now available for purchase! You can order the paperback version for $12.99 or the Kindle version for a $1.99. Shares and reviews are always appreciated!

Also, I did promise last week to share some details about my Patreon campaign, but that is being pushed to next week (mostly because the final formatting for the second edition took a lot longer than I thought). I will have my Patreon page up by the middle of next week and the first short story will debut on Monday May 29.

Enjoy the long weekend everyone!

WBU: Darkness Rising (Second Edition) Releases May 18; In-Universe Patreon Short & Serial Story Campaign; Chains of Fate Release Window & Tease; Website Update

Hello everyone!

It’s been a very busy week. I have accomplished a lot for all of you. So let’s get into it.

The second edition of Darkness Rising is now complete and the manuscript has been submitted to my publisher. The novel will officially release on Thursday May 18 on all major Amazon marketplaces. The paperback will retail for $12.99 USD and the e-Book for $1.99 USD.

This second edition is my refined vision of the novel. It has been reformatted so it is much easier to hold, grammatical errors have been corrected, and some chapters were reduced of unnecessary clutter. I think you, the reader, will be very pleased with what I have put together.

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Beginning next week, I will be launching my own Patreon page where I will publish, every Monday, a new short story or part of a set of serialized short stories based in my Ancient Vestiges fictional universe. These stories will jump up and down the timeline and allow me to develop events in more detail that the characters reflect upon or foreshadow in the future. None of these stories will spoil Darkness Rising or any upcoming novels. They will be companion stories, or independent of the plot lines explored in the novels.

Here are some potential plot lines I may explore:

  1. The formative years of the Southern Nations & Daniel’s and Damian’s friendship.
  2. A young Aerona Harkan growing up on her father’s dromond.
  3. The first summoning of Sariel to the realm.
  4. An account of the Trechtian invasion of Dalia.
  5. Tales from the time of Justine the Indomitable

And more!

These stories will be available through my Patreon page. Patreon is an incredible service that allows you to pledge however much money you want to support me and my writing efforts. When I produce a new paid story, you will be charged the amount you pledged. Any and all money I collect in this manner will be re-invested into the Ancient Vestiges franchise (marketing, promotion, and expanding the universe). I will post more details about how you can get involved this week.

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On a more unfortunate note, I am officially moving the Chains of Fate release window from Summer 2017 to Fall 2017. The extra three months will allow me to produce the best possible novel.

Lastly, I do want to do a little tease for Chains of Fate. For readers who have been with me since I posted the first draft of Darkness Rising on Wattpad, you will recall that there was a massive dragon in the first go through of the prologue. The prologue that was published in Darkness Rising underwent significant changes — including removing the dragon, once referred to as the Arbiter of Time.

In Chains of Fate, there will be a dragon.

Will it be the Arbiter of Time, or another? Time will tell.

Oh, and a smuggler lord may just have to tangle with this monstrosity. I wonder if he can tangle with dragon fire?

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As a final note, I will also be revamping this blog website substantially. Look for that next week!

Have a great weekend, all, and thank you for your support!