The next illustrated novel from the Children of Gaia fantasy universe—War & Horses—is almost ready. And Oneshi Press is Kickstarting funding to print and distribute it right now!
About the Story
War & Horses is the second full-length book in the Children of Gaia fantasy series, following The Great Nations of Rendaraia. It will turn all your expectations for fantasy fiction and art upside down in a gritty, gun-slinging, Old-West way.
Packed with heart-pounding action and smudged with a grimy atmosphere of guns and grit, War & Horses is like no fantasy novel you’ve read before. Written by Peter Lampasona like dime-store Western adventure, with illustrations by Chris Covelli and Jayel Draco, War & Horses is more than just a weird western—this gritty adventure is the first Children of Gaia fantasy book to be set in the realm of Terra, where humans rule, technology is fast advancing, and resources are running dry.
Deep in the dustbowl of the newly formed Republic of Draven, the old aristocracy coexists with a new government in an uneasy peace that’s often broken by conflict. Famine and drought wrack the once-fertile region—and violence is a spark to dry grass. Into the midst of the chaos walks a shadowy figure: the Triggerman. The only thing certain about him is that he leaves a trail of chaos in his wake. Following that trail is writer Landon Ford, a journalist documenting the Triggerman’s exploits. War & Horses is Ford’s work: a series of dime-store books popular in both Terra and the new world of Rendaraia, and whispered by some to be ridiculous fiction. But the Triggerman is very real—and his true purpose may become the story of Ford’s life.
You can learn more about War & Horses, and pledge your support to its printing and distribution, at Kickstarter.
About the Music
Children of Gaia is a vast universe stretching across multiple realms, books, comics, and forms of media. Only one soundtrack can bring them all together: the work of composer Jack Schell, AKA the Soundweaver (RIP; 1959 – 2018). We want to share his Children of Gaia soundtrack with you before it’s released to the rest of the world!
At major funding milestones (25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% funded), we’ll release a new, unreleased track from Schell’s Children of Gaia: Great Nations Soundtrack… to Kickstarter backers only! Our supporters can experience Children of Gaia books, comics, and more the way they’re meant to be enjoyed: with musical accompaniment from the Soundweaver! *Rumor has it that the full Great Nations Soundtrack album may be added as a stretch goal*
Another of Schell’s albums, Ageless Music, will be available as a reward to select backer tiers as well as a Backerkit add-on.
About the Kickstarter
With three successful Kickstarters already under their belt, Oneshi Press is excited to start their fourth! The writing, editing, and art for War & Horses are nearly complete. This 120-page book will be released as an 8.5×11″ trade paperback with stunning artwork on nearly every page.
All backers will receive War & Horses in digital and/or print format, with reward tiers that also include other Children of Gaia projects. And, as an added bonus, the Oneshi Press team will be releasing songs from composer Jack Schell’s (1959 – 2018) Great Nations Soundtrack album to backers only at funding milestones during the campaign!
An early-bird rewards tier for FIRST-DAY backers will end after the campaign’s first 24 hours. It’s worth over $60 for just a $25 pledge! The campaign starts today, and it will end on September 10, 2019.
Thanks in advance for spreading the word about this unique Kickstarter! Use hashtag #WarandHorses on social media so Oneshi Press can say thanks for your support!