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The Thief of Dreams - From the writer of Betrayal at Krondor

A project in San Diego, CA by Neal Hallford

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Brothers Aeris and Turiel must fight in a sorcerous cold war against an elusive enemy bent on destroying the Callendian Kingdoms.
Backers: 233
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79

Funded: $18,460 of $24,000
Dates: Apr 10th -> May 13th (33 days)
Project By: Neal Hallford
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Latest News


May 9th - via:
Hello everyone,  Just three quick updates today: 10k Achievement Unlocked!The day before yesterday we hit the 10k threshold, and we're now just a little shy of 10.5k. Thanks for helping us break the 5 digit threshold! Matt Chat - Special... (Read More)


May 6th - via:
Good morning, or evening, or whatever time of day it is wherever you are. Hope you're having a magnificent Monday. As you may know, we had been planning on shooting a new video update for you about the backhistory of the world of the novel.... (Read More)

The Official Raymond E. Feist Website

May 3rd - via:
A quick heads-up. For those who enjoyed the now classic computer game Betrayal at Krondor, the writer of the game Neal Hallford, is turning pen to paper and has a kick-starter project going for a book entitled The Thief of Dreams, if you would like to find out more go to The Thief of Dreams (Read More)


April 29th - via:
A very busy weekend here with not one but two (two, count 'em, two!) separate interviews that went live. Here's the rundown:On Saturday and Sunday, Krypton Radio broadcast their EVENT HORIZON interview with me live (or at least as "live" as a... (Read More)


April 28th - via:
KRYPTON REDUXAnother quick update today to let you know that the Krypton Radio interview will be re-airing this afternoon at 4 PM PST. Got a very nice compliment from Gene Turnbow and Susan Fox (the program hosts) that they thought it was one of the... (Read More)


April 27th - via:
Howdy all, just a very fast update to let you know about my interview with Krypton Radio on "The Event Horizon!" It will air at 9PM PST tonight. I talk about the book project, writing for the computer gaming industry, plus I generally goof around... (Read More)

Event Horizon: Neal Hallford's 'Thieve of Dreams'

April 27th - via:
Game writer & designer Neall Hallford & his new writing project, The Thief of Dreams, exclusively on Krypton Radio tonight at 9PM Pacific/ Midnight Eastern. (Read More)

Biggest Day Yet / The Coming Update

April 25th - via:
Just dropping you a quick note today to let you know that yesterday we had our biggest day -- even larger than our opening day -- with TWO people claiming our $1000 tier, one of which came from our good friends at Gas Powered Games. (Keep an eye out... (Read More)


April 24th - via:
CAMPAIGN UPDATEYesterday we had our third best day of the campaign yet (at least in terms of pledges) leaping from 20% to almost 24% funded in just a few hours. We're very grateful to all of the people who made that possible, and I especially owe a... (Read More)


April 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

LAND HO! - A Sketch of the World Map

April 20th - via:
A few days ago, someone asked if there was a map of the world. Here's my basic sketch of the Callendian Kingdoms which I'll later turn over to a REAL artist for enhancement before it becomes your map poster. :)  There are a number of locales still... (Read More)

Unfinished Journeys & Going To Krypton

April 17th - via:
Good morning everyone! Only a couple of tidbits to share with you as we roll into the second week of our Kickstarter campaign! On to the news! Up first is our video update, "The Unfinished Journey," which details how our hero Aeris has his roots in a... (Read More)


April 13th - via:
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Worldbuilding 101: Connecting A Fantasy Universe

April 13th - via:
Saturday nights in my childhood meant confinement to the family basement. I wasn't consigned there by cruel parents trying to hide my burgeoning werewolfism, mind you, nor was I being forced to dispose of dead bodies like a member of the Butchering... (Read More)

CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP: Staff Picks, the Big Board, and 3K

April 12th - via:
The Morning RoundupHappy Friday! I hope you're all having a spectacular morning so far. We had another really great day yesterday, and I'll give you an overview of the milestones we zipped past during the previous 24 hours.  First off, I woke up to... (Read More)

"Con of Wrath" Director of Photography, Neal Halford, Launches New Kickstarter Project "The Thief of Dreams"

April 12th - via:
Famed video game writer (Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege), The Con of Wrath directory of photography, and all around good guy, Neal Halford is launching a brand Kickstarter project. Entitled The Thief of Dreams, the first fantasy novel by Neal, is set in a world where magic is forbidden, where sorcerers are spies, and where a force beyond imagination threatens to transform the long simmering cold war between the nine kingdoms into a cataclysmic, world-shattering conflict. (Read More)

QUICK UPDATE: New Foreign Agent Tiers!!

April 11th - via:
We've heard your call to provide international shipping for all our tiers! Now overseas pledgers can find Foreign Agent tiers which provide shipping outside the U.S. for an additional shipping surcharge (the size of the surcharge depends on the... (Read More)

A Terrific Start: Shout-outs, Kicktraq, and International Shipping

April 11th - via:
Just want to say thank you to everyone for helping make the launch of "The Thief of Dreams" campaign a truly wonderful day. We got off to a terrific start with a shout-out from New York Times Bestselling Author Raymond E. Feist, and a great plug from... (Read More)

Kickstart This: Neal Hallford's 'Thief of Dreams'

April 10th - via:
You may not have heard of veteran game designer and writer Neal Hallford, but chances are good if you’re a gamer you know his work. His creative work helped make the best-selling computer role-playing games Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege into the RPG legends they are. (Read More)

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