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The King Must Fall

A project in Sydney, AU by Adrian Collins

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A dark fantasy anthology where the king must fall.
Backers: 797
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61 AUD

Funded: $48,876 AUD of $33,000 AUD
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 15th (30 days)
Project By: Adrian Collins
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Latest News

Thank you!

July 15th - via:
Well, after a sleepless month-long funding window, we are finally wrapped up and ready to move into production!  Congratulations everyone on helping drive what is going to be a magnificent project. With four short stories, two novellas, and two... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #7 - UNLOCKED!!! - Deborah A. Wolf added to the author list

July 15th - via:
I'm so excited to announce that we'll be adding Deborah A. Wolf to the author list to write a short story based in the Godsword world! This will be third time I've been lucky enough to publish Deb, and I just know she is going to deliver you... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #6 - UNLOCKED!!! - Audio version of THE KING MUST FALL to all backers!

July 13th - via:
Greg Patmore is an Audie Award winning narrator, and delivered stellar performances in his narration of Evil is a Matter of Perspective and Neon Leviathan. We'll be trusting in the voice of Greg once more by having him produce The King Must Fall. All... (Read More)

Backer Number Stretch Goal #5 - 700 backers - UNLOCKED!!!

July 13th - via:
With 700 backers now behind this project, you'll all get the entire SNAFU military SF horror catalogue from Cohesion Press in mobi and ePub. You'll know some of these stories from Netflix's LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS. And that does us for the backer number... (Read More)

Four days to go!

July 11th - via:
We're only four days away from wrapping up the finding period for The King Must Fall. We're also less than AU$2,000 away from backers getting an audio version, narrated by Audie award winning narrator Greg Patmore! Here's a quick video of Greg... (Read More)

Backer Number Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!!! - 600 backers - Michael R. Fletcher ebook bundle

July 4th - via:
BOOM!!! With 600 backers now behind the project, it's time to once again expand your take home swag with Black Stone Heart and Smoke and Stone ebooks by Michael R. Fletcher. Fletch is one of our favourite authors and one of the kings of grimdark grit... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #5 - UNLOCKED!!! - Alex Marshall

July 3rd - via:
For the first time since A War In Crimson Embers published at the end of 2017, Alex Marshall (aka. Jesse Bullington) will be advancing the story and timeline of the Crimson Empire! I love this world--the drugs, the grimdarkness, the hilarity, the... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #4 - UNLOCKED!!! - Luke Scull

July 2nd - via:
Luke Scull will write an additional short story based in the Grim Company world AND we'll add an extra tuckerization for his story as well! I'm so stoked about this one--it's one of my favourite series and I can't wait to see what he comes up with... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #3 - UNLOCKED!!! - pay bump for the author line up

July 1st - via:
Anybody who follows authors know that it can be a bit of a financially thankless task for all but the few. So, thank you for helping me bump their pay for this anthology by a further AU$0.02 per word! We're now only AU$1,550 away from adding Luke... (Read More)

Halfway point update

June 29th - via:
Congratulations, backers! We've had a really solid first half of our 30-day funding period, adding interior art for every story and Anna Stephens to our line-up. With AU$39,500 raised so far, we are spitting distance away from adding a few more... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #2 - UNLOCKED!!! - Anna Stephens added to author line up

June 26th - via:
Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy and The Stone Knife, has been added to the author line-up! She'll be writing a Syl Stoneheart short story based in the Godblind world. I can't wait to read this one, and I'm so happy to see more authors... (Read More)

Backer Stretch Goal #3 - 500 backers - UNLOCKED!

June 25th - via:
With 500 backers now supporting the project, it's time to add some more value to your pledge with all of the ezine issues of Grimdark Magazine that we published in 2020 in mobi, ePub, and PDF formats. We have three more backer number stretch goals to... (Read More)

Financial stretch goal #1 - UNLOCKED!!! - Interior Art

June 25th - via:
We've unlocked the first financial stretch goal! Carlos Diaz will create a black and white illustration to go on the title page of every short story in the anthology. He's already completed the first one for Adrian Tchaikovsky's short story, below.... (Read More)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lower postage rates for UK / Europe and more signatures!

June 24th - via:
With 470+ backers on the project now, and only AU$1,500 away from getting our first financial backer goal and Carlos Diaz's dark B&W art on every story title page, we are really making this something special!  This update covers off three... (Read More)


June 21st - via:
The King Must Fall has hit its minimum funding goal! Thank you all so much for your trust and support. I can't wait to build this dark fantasy anthology for you. It's now just a question of how much awesomeness we can stuff between these two covers... (Read More)

More signed hardcover backer pledges released!

June 21st - via:
When I set the signed numbered hardcover limit to 52 for this project, I genuinely didn't think we'd sell half of them during the kickstarter period. Evil is a Matter of Perspective signed hardcovers took me nearly 9 months to get all 52 out the... (Read More)

Backer Stretch Goal #2 - 400 backers - UNLOCKED!

June 20th - via:
Now we're really rolling! 400 backers and 90% funded means it's time to release our second backer stretch goal reward--the 2019 season of Grimdark Magazine. Four issues full of more dark short stories to buff out your rewards. I've also heard your... (Read More)

Backer Stretch Goal #1 - 350 backers - UNLOCKED!

June 17th - via:
With 350 backers now on the project it's time to start making it rain dark fiction. You've just unlocked the 2018 Issue Bundle from Grimdark Magazine. Every e-issue we published in 2018 in mobi, ePub, and PDF formats. This is the first reward of... (Read More)

74% funded in our first 24hrs!

June 16th - via:
What an absolute whirlwind first 24hrs! We've hit 74% funded and we're well on the way to The King Must Fall becoming a reality. Thank you for jumping on board and trusting us to deliver another dark fantasy anthology. Our first update is a quick... (Read More)

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