Be a character in The Wrath of Atticus! Escape into a world of magic realism and intrigue with an unusual and compelling guide. Viper is a villainous protagonist caught between the mystery of her immortal past and the malice of mortals in the present. Her journey is a re-imagining of Celtic folklore in a seamless blend of historical and contemporary fantasy for a mature audience. Backer pledges contribute directly to what every great story needs: an editor! Nina Munteanu is an award-winning writer, editor, and creative writing teacher who's back to edit the sequel.
Rewards include a limited edition autographed portraits of Viper by renowned Canadian comic book artist and writer Kalman Andrasofszky, digitally signed booked cover artwork by Mirella Santana, vinyl stickers of glyphs inspired by Viper and Pictish art, and exclusive deleted content with author commentary to the first 50 backers. The manuscript for The Wrath of Atticus is missing one thing:YOU! Chose a reward to be a character in the novel, be featured in a novel of your own, or work with Lesley to design a plot-involved character for the final conclusion in book 3. One person can own the original, signed, hand-drawn, black and white portrait of Viper by Kalman Andrasofsky! You could have a working lunch with Kalman and Lesley in which they'll discuss a sample of your work with you and explore your questions about the comic book and publishing industry.
No, honestly. It's not the only reason. But it's a pretty strong one. What can I say? I adore ancient Britain.
Anyway, The Wrath of Atticus is the second book of the series by author and awesome human Lesley Donaldson. We met at Can-Con a couple of years ago and she genuinely is awesome, and I'm not lying when I say this series sounds aweome. I haven't read it myself (yet), for full disclosure. But I will be.
Let's get you caught up.
Book 1: The Queen's Viper
Matt Moore, co-chair of the Ottawa Chiaroscuro Reading Series, says, "The Queen’s Viper gives us a complex anti-hero—she is both merciless and compassionate, wields considerable powerful yet relies on her cunning. Don’t look for simple good versus evil here."
Time heals all wounds. Except hers.
Viper stumbles across the young Tudor Princess Elizabeth and a Crown Jewel that unlocks Viper's repressed memories. To secure a path to her past, Viper ensures Elizabeth's safety, setting the threatened princess upon the Throne of England. Viper's journey leads her to Annys, an unexpected enemy who imprisons her for 400 years.
In 2012, Viper is inexplicably freed from her magical prison. With the help of her Foundling Owain, and his eclectic cadre of helpers, Viper sets off for revenge upon the descendants of those who imprisoned her, starting with Queen Elizabeth II. All the while, a malicious figure exerts his influence from the shadows.
Will immortal Viper overcome the power surging within herself even as Queens of Britain try to control her
Book 2: The Wrath of Atticus
(That's the one being kickstarted currently)
Immortal anti-hero Viper may have forgotten her past, but it's about to catch up with her.
Grudgingly obligated to help mortals prepare for a prophesied war, Viper's torn between helping her allies and pursing her own selfish interests. Visions of the past reveal that the mysterious Atticus has hunted Viper since the Iron Age, when Queen Boudica rebellion against invading Romans. Before Viper uncovers the truth about Atticus, an assassin arrives from Veyandra, the Otherworldly home she has never seen. He gives her a warning she can't ignore. Viper must choose her path before new enemies determine her untimely fate on the summer solstice.
So yeah, you can get your name in the book as a character, you can get awesome art, or a working lunch with the author... there are a shit tonne of really cool perks with this kickstarter. I'm taking notes in case I want to do one.
If this sounds like your jam, follow this link to the kickstarter page and help out.
Now I have a manuscript to finish combing through.