A Fantasy Novel

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Raised by 15 people in 47 months
Allen Goodner  ARLINGTON, TX
Hi, I'm Allen, thanks for checking out the project.

I've been interested in fantasy, and writing, and writing fantasy since I was little.  So a year or two ago I decided to write a novel.  And I did.  However, when it comes to publishing... well, that's a different matter.

Before I go on, let me explain the book (or, hopefully, books).  I'm not going to pretend this is some magnum opus which will forever change how you view fantasy fiction.  I'm not going to pretend that this is some sort of Story With An Message.

No.  This is pure escapism.

Fire & Frost is set in a fantasy world of my own invention.  You will find nary an elf, dwarf, orc, or ogre in it.  Instead, you will find a world quite unlike our real one.  Mediatus is a planar world with definite edges- not a globe like our own.  Those edges each lead to lands called Borders, and beyond the Borders to one of four elemental realms.  Within those realms live creatures each attuned to their element.

The story focuses on Alaric Dell, the third son of a Baron, and his unlikely friend- Kahji, prince of the Igni, as they seek to discover and stop what foul forces are invading the barony- and why.

This book is most definitely not ready to publish.  Before I can publish it, I need three things: line editing, cover art, and a publishing service.  Unfortunately, none of these things are free.

That, good reader, is where you can come in.  I am estimating that line editing, art, and a publishing service will cost a little over $2000.  If you would like to see this book published, and learn the secrets of World of Seven Realms (but 1 + 4 only equals 5!  Yes, that's why I call them secrets), you can donate to this little piece of fiction.

Thank you sincerely,
Allen Goodner
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Update 11
Posted by Allen Goodner
45 months ago
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Did you know I wrote a novel? Okay, most of you did, but some might have missed it.

1/4 of the way to what I need to self publish, just under 1/2 of the way to at least getting it completely edited.
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Update 10
Posted by Allen Goodner
46 months ago
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So I was looking at notes and such, going through the most recent set of line editing, and found this that I made back at the beginning of this journey. This is a (very, very) rough drawing of Mediatus- the Middle of the 5 realms.

At the top (North, I guess, but the setup of the realms makes the NSEW less useful) are the mountains extending of Aerie, the Border with Ventis, the realm of air.

Continuing clockwise, we reach The Fire March and the Border with Infierno (where this story is set).

Next we get to Stoneguard and the Border with Molarus, realm of Earth.

Finally we get to Harbordale and the Border with Undu, realm of Water.
Rough Map of Mediatus
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Update 9
Posted by Allen Goodner
46 months ago
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So, I got the second set of editing back this evening. Thank you again to all my donors. The next set should be in the works shortly.
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Update 8
Posted by Allen Goodner
46 months ago
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I've broken 25%!

Okay, let's see if we can make the next 25...
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Thanks to the world's best mom-in-law.

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