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RetsReds

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A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:39:16 AM »
Hey, guys and gals!

You probably know me as "the guy that stays at the pally section all the time" or as "the guy with the noobish questions" or not at all. Hopefully a couple of you will notice this post and from now on will know me as "the guy with the book". ;)

So, yes - I'm a writer and recently I've finished writing my first fantasy novel. There's still plenty of time till it's published but I figured it's time to sound the trumpets. The reason I'm writing this here is mainly because the book has a couple TL2 easter eggs in it. I've played TL2 since its release and I've loved every second of it, so when I saw a nice spot for an easter egg in the book I couldn't help myself. The genre is not steam punk tho, don't be fooled. It's classical and strongly character-oriented fantasy. The book itself is called "When They Shine Brightest". If you're interested in that, here's my site and fb page (more social networks to come):

- http://yzfantasy.com/ (the logo's kind of invisible on some browsers atm for some weird reason, sorry. I'll give it a scolding later and lock up the invisibility cloak)
- https://www.facebook.com/Yordan.Zhelyazkov.Author

That's all, I think. There's a crowd funding campaign coming soon but other than mentioning about it here too, I won't spam anymore, I promise. ;)

See you around. ;)

-Rets
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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 06:26:26 PM »
Congrats on getting published, man!  The website's teaser looks enticing!

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 12:11:54 AM »
Interesting book...

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 12:29:48 AM »
Hay, fellas! Thanks, gytfunke and MFS88!

I know I said I won't spam anymore, but the off-topic forum here doesn't seem to be moving anyway, so here's some spam for ya!

The translation is going well and we're ready with an excerpt in English, here: http://yzfantasy.com/2446/when-they-shine-brightest/
Just in case you're curious. Also, here're some other social media sites other than fb:
https://plus.google.com/b/1086910144037 ... zkov/posts
https://twitter.com/YordanZh
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9 ... Zhelyazkov

Cheers! :P

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 03:13:10 AM »
howd I miss this I don't know, I'll check it out!
People motivate themselves, and are inspired by others.
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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 03:17:27 PM »
Hay guys!

The Day of Reckoning is finally upon us! Well ... upon me, anyway. My crowdfunding campaign is up and running!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/when-they-shine-brightest-a-fantasy-novel/x/10096000

For a bit more info for the campaign: The translation is half-way done and it's going beautifully - the first four chapters are up on my website for anyone curious (http://yzfantasy.com/2446/when-they-shine-brightest/). I had an amazing luck to meet a translator that - although Bulgarian like me - has lived most his live in the US and has native American-English.
The campaign's main goal is to provide the funds for the finishing of the translation (the guy's been working for free for a while now, but won't keep doing it for too long. :D ), for the subsequent edits and afterwards - the book is all yours!

And don't worry, the Easter eggs are still there. :P

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 04:28:35 AM »
46% in less than a week - it's going great! If you like the idea please share and contribute. Also - thanks to all how participated so far! :)

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 07:15:49 AM »
My very first interview! From one of the biggest sci-fi and fantasy magazines in the country, too!  8)
http://yzfantasy.com/2834/my-very-first-interview/

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 04:09:00 AM »
The spam is never-ending! After my first interview I got an interview on national TV too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-lEoEIbnBU
(There are English subtitles)

Thanks to the interviews (and the never-ending spam), the campaign is slowly going towards its goal and is now sitting on $1600. If you want to share it or participate, here's the link:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/when-they-shine-brightest-a-fantasy-novel/

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 06:46:20 AM »
Last spam, I promise!

The CF campaign for "When They Shine Brightest" is close to its end with just 4 days remaining but also with 90% of the sum already gathered! So that's almost ready, as is the translation and we're very close to getting the book online with all its TL2-easter-egg-filled glory!
If you want to participate in the campaign - now's the time!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/when-they-shine-brightest-a-fantasy-novel/

Cheers!

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Re: A fantasy novel with a couple TL2 easter eggs in it!
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 10:31:15 PM »
you can spam all you want, i forgot to check this again tho !
People motivate themselves, and are inspired by others.
--- I love making FUN encounters, the ones that make you scream with terror, and remember them forever! ---
**more awesome then an awesome possum**