Scions Kickstarter Tiers & More Details

Hi Terry Brooks Fans,

Our Kickstarter for regular and special editions of The Scions of Shannara and Indomitable by Terry Brooks will go live on Monday at 11AM PT.

Terry and I have worked hard these last few weeks on creating the Kickstarter, its pledge tiers, stretch goals, and merchandise add-ons. We think we have tiers for anyone who has interest. In this way, we hope to have a successful Kickstarter and unlock as many stretch goals as possible. And tomorrow, Terry and I will be on a Zoom at 11AM PT to answer any questions about the Kickstarter that you may have.

There are nine tiers. Here is a look at each tier and, below the tier images, what each edition will feature with more details (the Indomitable art isn’t finished yet, FYI, that is only a sketch):

The Scions of Shannara is the first book in the bestselling four-book series The Heritage of Shannara. It will be released in four different formats:

$50 Signed Regular Edition

  • Full-color dust jacket
  • Paper boards (unless stretch goal met for cloth boards)
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • 10 black and white interiors
  • Signed by Terry Brooks

$150 Double-Signed Limited Edition (S&N)

  • Full-color dust jacket with foiling or embossing
  • Faux-leather boards
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Satin ribbon bookmark sewn into book
  • 11 black and white interiors (unless stretch goal met for full-color interiors)
  • Double-signed by Terry Brooks and artist Marc Simonetti
  • Slipcase offered via Add-On for those of you who want book protection

$600 Triple-Signed Lettered Edition (S&L)

  • Faux-leather boards with intricate foil design work
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Satin ribbon bookmark sewn into book
  • Full-color cover art foldout bound into book
  • 11 full-color interiors
  • Triple-signed by Terry Brooks, artist Marc Simonetti, and cartographer Russ Charpentier
  • Custom-designed clamshell included
  • Comes with Triple-Signed Lettered Edition of Indomitable

$1200 Triple-Signed Rare Edition (Rare)

  • Genuine leather boards with intricate foil design work
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Hubbed spine with old-world look
  • Satin ribbon bookmark sewn into book
  • Full-color cover art foldout bound into book
  • 11 full-color interiors
  • Triple-signed by Terry Brooks, artist Marc Simonetti, and cartographer Russ Charpentier
  • Custom-designed clamshell included

And what is Indomitable? It is a long short story set a few years after the events of The Wishsong of Shannara, where Jair Ohmsford has become an adult and learns a page from the dreaded Ildatch book has survived to spread its malice. It is a rousing story featuring fan-favorite characters from the original trilogy. It first published in the Del Rey Books anthology Legends II, was released as a special edition by Subterranean Press which is out of print, and is now being offered here.

There will be regular, limited, and lettered editions available with similar details as Scions above.

Anyone who pledges to any tier of the campaign—even if it’s only $1 to the “Make A Pledge Without a Reward” tier—will have access to BackerKit’s Add-On Store (as an example, view Shawn Speakman’s Antiquity Grey BackerKit Add-On Store) once the campaign ends. These are items that you can purchase in addition to what you already receive with your tier pledge:

  • $15 – Scions metal bookmark
  • $30 – Indomitable S&N slipcase
  • $40 – The Scions of Shannara S&N slipcase
  • $25 – Signed regular edition of Indomitable
  • $30 – 3-Coin Set: Par/Coll, Damson/Mole, Allanon/Eilt Druin coins, to go with your stretch goal Cogline/Rumor coin (if stretch goal is unlocked)
  • $40 – 4-Coin Set, which includes Cogline/Rumor coin
  • $50 – Signed regular edition of The Scions of Shannara
  • $50 – Marc Simonetti 7″x10″ Art Portfolio (think the colossal cards that Keith Parkinson once created)
  • $50 – S&N edition of Indomitable
  • $150 – S&N edition of The Scions of Shannara
  • $1200 – Rare Edition of The Scions of Shannara

Be sure to create a Kickstarter account this weekend if you haven’t already. It will speed up the process when you pledge your tier on Monday. And be sure to click NOTIFY ME ON LAUNCH. When the Kickstarter launches and if you add your email to that page, it will notify you so you don’t miss out!

See you tomorrow and again on Monday!

Your WebDruid,

Shawn Speakman
GRIM OAK PRESS

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