Novel - The Spirit Within (Earth Spirit Series)
Novel - The Spirit Within (Earth Spirit Series)

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 I have been working on this novel for over a year now and I am close to being able to finish it.  Up to this point I have covered all the costs for having my illustrations done and the other costs associated with just the writing of the novel, but now I am in need of some help with the finishing.  This kickstarter is not for the publishing of the book, but to help me get the rest of my illustrations paid for and the shipping of them to me along with other miscellaneous items that are needed to finish the story.  The picture above is the cover I had commissioned for my first novel.  I am doing this not only to help myself but to help my family as well, I am no longer able to work as I once was but my mind is still very active and writing has been a long fascination of mine, while in the Navy I wrote quite a number of short stories, but I had never sent them in to be published.  This work started as just the one novel, but as things were laid out from my building of the backstory and such, I saw the potential for a whole series of novels.  The premise of the story is that a great cataclysm occurs and no one knows why, our planet has a protective and guiding spirit that has helped the Earth to grow from its' beginning.  The cataclysm causes the Earth Spirit to bind itself to a sword and through the Avatars it keeps working to keep the Earth viable for us to live in.  This novel starts with the 35th Avatar and we learn about the cataclysm, the cause of it, and that the cause is still around and growing stronger and our hero is drawn into the web to stop it.  Along the way we meet colorful characters, creatures from mythology and superstition, and learn where they have been all these years.  I have contracted artists from all over the world to do my illustrations, there are still 7 more to go plus the drawings that I am doing, but as my talent has gone rusty they are no where near as good as these. All of the illustrations will be seen in the novel.  You can find excerpts from the novel on the Facebook link that is attached.  I try to put a small snippet from a chapter onto this page as I'm able, if your still unsure, check out the page and read some of what is already written to give you a better sense of what I am creating.  https://www.facebook.com/CurmealBroadway1962/

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