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Darkstrider: A Special Edition Epic Fantasy Novel

A project in Tauranga, NZ by Aaron Hodges

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The first book in an all new fantasy series. A retired hero returns to the battlefield, as old magics stir and an Offworlder awakens…
Backers: 108
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68 NZD

Funded: $7,385 NZD of $1,000 NZD
Dates: Mar 2nd -> Mar 31st (30 days)
Project By: Aaron Hodges
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Latest News

Oh so close :-O

March 31st - via:
Just 500NZD seperates us from our prize! Wow, I wasn't going to post an update, but you are all so amazing, we are ALMOST there! Just 500 NZD and we hit my last stretch goal and unlock 12 extra digital images for the book.  Can we do it?  Can YOU... (Read More)

Only 12 Hours Left! Last Chance!

March 31st - via:
Okay Now it really is the Final Countdown! This is your last chance to get your first edition copy of Darkstrider in ebook, paperback and hardcover. Remember, we've already unlocked a couple of stretch goals, including six digital images as section... (Read More)

2 Days Left: Special Tiers

March 29th - via:
ONLY TWO DAYS TO GO! So if you've been waiting for the last minute to back, now's your chance. Just about your last chance, in fact! Less than 60 hours remain in the campaign and we're still pushing to reach that ultimate stretch goal of 7,500 NZD to... (Read More)

Four Days Left: Final Stretch Goal

March 27th - via:
Stretch Goal: 7500NZD Reward: Twelve Extra Digital Images throughout the book We're in the end game now folks! We've now unlocked the special extension to the world map for the Ninth Realm. Just a few thousand left in this final stretch to get extra... (Read More)

Final Countdown: 5 days to go!

March 26th - via:
Five Days Left! It's the final countdoooown!  Man where has March GONE? Or 2023 for that matter. Is this what getting old feels like? An ever faster rush towards the finish line... know what, never mind about that, I'm getting off track. What... (Read More)

Closing in on the weekend...and our next Stretch Goal!

March 18th - via:
Less than 200NZD to go! We're officially passed the halfway mark in my campaign and just 200NZD of backing away from unlocking the full, detailed map of the Ninth Realm. That's just like, two more Gold teir backers - you know, if you wanted limited... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Complete!

March 11th - via:
Digital Artwork is a go! Wohoo, we've blasted by 4k NZD, so the six parts of the story will now come complete with digital artwork of an important scene or setting from that part of the story :D I'm gonna go start fiddling with Midjourney... (Read More)

Bonus Stretch Goal: 4000NZD

March 9th - via:
Bonus Stretch Goal: 4000NZD Right, so we seem to be having some sticky problems breaking the 4k NZD mark! So I figure let's try to super charge this promotion. And also I just really like the idea of illustrations in these special Kickstarter... (Read More)

Backlist Available!

March 6th - via:
Hey folks! Just a little update today that might get some of you new backers exited. I may have already mentioned that this is my third campaign (although this is the first book in what will eventually be the Swords of Heaven and Hell series.). Well,... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Met: Live reading on its way!

March 3rd - via:
Stretch Goal 1 Complete! That means next week I'll be giving a LIVE READING of Darkstrider. Let's say Thursday night - you all need to hold me to account for that haha. In preparation, be sure to follow my Facebook Page where the stream will be... (Read More)

Funding Goal Met - It's On!

March 2nd - via:
THANK YOU ALL! I gotta say, everyone here is amazing. Thank you so much for backing the project, I'm really excited to see we're already live and kicking on towards that first stretch goal. Stretch Goal #1: 2,500 NZD Reward: Live reading Just a few... (Read More)

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