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New Riyria Fantasy Novel: The Death of Dulgath

A project in by Michael J. Sullivan
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Michael J. Sullivan's unlikely heroes, Royce and Hadrian, return in a classic fantasy for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers.
Backers: 1750
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $73,163 of $26,000
Dates: Jun 4th -> Jul 16th (43 days)
Project By: Michael J. Sullivan
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Latest News

Thank you video

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes, I'm still really terrible at these things but, I at least wanted to do a more "personal" thank you then just typing words on the screen so here goes: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Unmute Play with sound 00:00... (Read More)

Odds and ends

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We're really coming down to the stretch aren't we?  I have some housekeeping stuff to post, so here goes. Maps in tubes: A fair number of people have expressed wanting their maps in tubes rather than folded so they can mount/hang them.  I was able... (Read More)

And...we're #3!!

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay, last update for today...I promise. I just thought you might want to know we broke the barrier and are now the third most-funded project of all time - across the entire world!!  This was the goal Robin had her eye on for quite some time now,... (Read More)

Rose and Thorn T-shirt Design

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay,Here's what I've come up with for the Rose and the Thorn t-shirt. It'll be one color printing like the Riyria t-shirt so what you see as black in the design will be the color of the shirt. (Click on the image to see a larger version).  (Read More)

Goal #11 reached...and surpassed

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry for the late update. Things have been pretty busy here. I'm trying to keep moving ahead on editing, dealing with design for the new t-shirt, and the pledges have been coming pretty fast and furious. So, here's where we stand: Goal #11 was... (Read More)

A bit about seals...and no not the kind that balance balls on their noses.

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
A few things about the physical books purchased as part of this Kickstarter. You can have them signed if you wish. You can have them dedicated as well as signed. The UNCOMMON VALOR and RARE BREED are also numbered/dated. If you have numbered editions... (Read More)

Thanks for hitting Goal #10!

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Yep, another stretch goal down. Because we hit $63,000 there are now two t-shirts:  Riyria Design The Rose and Thorn Design I'll get started on the design for The Rose and Thorn right away. Also, now that we have "women's cut," t-shirts I added them... (Read More)

Wow, another honor from the Kickstarter Staff

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I must admit to being thrilled when The Death of Dugath project was named a Kickstarter Staff Pick. Only a small percentage of projects get that distinction, so it was a great honor to have one of the staff championing the project. So imagine how I... (Read More)

A very big day...

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday was a very big day for The Death of Dulgath.  Here's what happened. I finished the book!  This is a whole month ahead of schedule. I still have to go over it one last time before sending to Robin, but the story is done and I anticipate... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #8 Unlocked...and another milestone is close

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Well hitting stretch Goal #8 was easier than I thought, we cleared thorough it and are now more than $1,000 past it.  I'll start doing the video diaries and will let you know when they are posted. That leaves us with one stretch goal, so I'll go... (Read More)

We are the 6th most-funded US fiction project!

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Yep, that's right we catapulted from spot #8 to Spot #6!!  We weren't even at spot 7 long enough to make it worth mentioning.  Here's a little breakdown of the movement. 15 days to get to #10 13 days at #10 2 days at #9 3 days at #8 Looking at the... (Read More)

Important update for poster add-ons

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, Robin has updated the chart for shipping posters. So, if you are adding on money for them, you might want to adjust your excess pledge. Why is this being done?  Well three reasons.   To break out Canada because shipping to it is less... (Read More)

Another one bites the dust..this time it's stretch goal #7

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Yep, that's right.  Your amazing continued support has propelled the Kickstarter to over $52,000.  That means more ebooks.  Anyone who has pledged at least $10 will receive DRM-free ebooks of a novel and four of my favorite short stories:  Hollow... (Read More)

My guess was wrong

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Not that it counted, but when people were putting in their guesses for where the project would end up, I estimated $50,000 (which I thought was too high but hey you got to to somewhere).  Well, we are through that and now other guesses are closer.... (Read More)

The Jester Graphic Adaptation is a Go!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks all for helping us reach Stretch Goal #6, so there will be a graphic adaptation of "The Jester."  Before adding this to the stretch goals I did a little research and got a graphic artist to do up a script of the story.  He's now working on... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everyone who has been submitting stretch goals!  I'm not sure if there will be any more, but in case we keep climbing, you can add your input here. The following stretch goals were added based on backer suggestions. $52,000 - Bundle in... (Read More)

First Empire Name Changes

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
While this has nothing to do with THIS Kickstarter, it is a topic that is being discussed quite a bit in the comment section so I thought it would make sense to address it. THIS Kickstarter is for The Death of Dulgath - the ninth Royce and Hadrian... (Read More)

Another stretch goal bites the dust!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
And now we'l have a print run for both the hardcover AND printed books - thanks so much all. While print-on-demand books are fine, they (a) use toner rather than ink (b) have to be of a specific size and (c) don't get into bookstores and libraries.... (Read More)

3 Goals met in 24 hours

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday was a very good day for the Kickstarter...you guys continue to amaze me with your generosity.  There were a number of goals that I thought were within reach, and sure enough, they all occurred from day 13 to day 14.  What were they?... (Read More)

Another wrung up the ladder, and new stretch goals

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your generous support, The Death of Dulgath Kickstarter moved from #14 to #13 on the "Highest Funded" list.  If we raise another $3,536, we'll jump three more spots and be in the top 10!  That would be truly amazing. To help get us to... (Read More)

Removing the two raffles

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, I just got notification from Kickstarter that my project is in jeopardy of being removed because I'm doing raffles as part of stretch goals. I knew doing a "project" that only offered a chance at winning something (as opposed to getting... (Read More)

Another stretch goal met, a new one is added.

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit 900 backers so we've unlocked Stretch Goal #3!! Thank all for your continued support. It'll be interesting to see if we break the magic 1,000 backer number - not many projects do that in fiction!I've added a new goal (about 1/2 way between... (Read More)

Beta reading opportunities

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
It's quite exciting seeing the posts and comments about how anxiously everyone is waiting for the book. I, of course, want people to have the ability to read it as soon as possible. It occurred to me at lunch today that a lucky few could get early... (Read More)

Another stretch goal met, the cover has been revealed

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We have just transitioned from day 8 to day 9 and the Kickstarter is still going strong, thanks once again for all the amazing support.  Here's a quick update on where we are: Goal #2 has been reached and we now will have beautiful The Death of... (Read More)

A special contest just for backers

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
How high is high? Where will this Kickstarter end?Today, I have a special little contest for all the backers. I thought it would be interesting to give a very special prize to the person who can guess the closest to the final funding amount. Now, of... (Read More)

Another Kickstarter worth considering

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
I've backed a good number of Kickstarters over the years and one of the organizations I've bought the most from is Silence in the Library. This is a small press that has been producing high quality anthologies, graphic novels, and fiction projects... (Read More)

Two new stretch goals and additional critical critques

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm able to edit the project now, so I've added some additional stretch goals.  These include: Goal #2: $35,000 - Another poster by famed artist Marc Simonetti.  This one depicts Castle Dulgath, the setting for the new story. It's an old run-down... (Read More)

You've given to me, now I'm going to give to you!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
As I write this, we are only a few hundred from our first stretch goal. I need to put up a second one, but there is a problem with editing the project at the moment. In the meantime, I want to give something back to you all for being so great with... (Read More)

You got The Death of Dulgath Noticed by the Kickstarter Staff

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
ALL OF YOU ARE SO AMAZING! Do you know what you did? Not only have you raised almost $30,000 in three days, but you also caught the eye of the Kickstarter staff and won the coveted Staff Pick validation. We've also moved from the 33rd most funded... (Read More)

And we are funded!! (In just a hair less than two days!

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, what can I say...you guys are the most amazing backers ever!  I truly thought it would take pretty much the whole Kickstarter to fund, but you did it in 47 hours and 26 minutes! Guess I'll have to get going on the stretch goals ;-) We are... (Read More)

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