Together with my publishing company, Oneshi Press, I’m crowdfunding the printing and distribution of our next book! It’s an illustrated novel that I edited—a weird western set in the fantasy universe of Children of Gaia called War & Horses. It’s gritty, dark, wildly imaginative…and freaking amazing. Here’s everything you need to know…
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 explode your expectations for fantasy art and fiction in an Old-West way.
Written by Peter Lampasona like a dime-store Western adventure, with illustrations by Chris Covelli and Jayel Draco, War & Horses is more than just a weird western—this gritty, gun-slinging 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. It’s an uneasy peace that conflict often breaks. 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.
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 (1959 – 2018). We want to share his Children of Gaia soundtrack with you before we release it 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! Experience Children of Gaia books, comics, and more the right way: 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 our belt, Oneshi Press is excited to launch our fourth! And the campaign won’t just help us release a book—we’re digging into Children of Gaia’s multimedia possibilities. Composer Jack Schell created music to accompany the Children of Gaia fantasy universe, and we’ll be releasing never-before-heard music at funding milestones during the Kickstarter campaign.
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!
The campaign will end on September 10, 2019.
The writing, editing, and art for War & Horses are nearly complete, so this 120-page book will be released as an 8.5″ x 11″ trade paperback with stunning artwork on nearly every page. Thanks in advance for spreading the word about this unique, multimedia Kickstarter! Use hashtag #WarandHorses on social media so I can say thanks for your support!