Sep 14, 2015 8:55 EST

The Wild Life Of A Wmd: The Wizard Ignites

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 14, 2015

Contact:
Name:   Marc Royston (Author)
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (818) 253-9052 (Pacific Standard Time)
Web:     www.marcroyston.com

 

 

The Wild Life of A WMD: THE WIZARD IGNITES

 

An Explosive Adult Epic Fantasy Launches Campaign for Publication

 

 

LOS ANGELES, California, Sept. 14, 2015 –The Wizard Ignites: An Apprentice’s Account of Duty, Love and Other Such Calamities (an epic fantasy for Adults), written by local author Marc Royston, is NOW crowdfunding for Production Edits toward Publication. The campaign has launched in the Publishing Category on Kickstarter.com and ends at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcroyston/the-wizard-ignites-an-epic-fantasy-for-adults

 

Accused of being a witch and of murdering the girl he loves, a naïve young farmer (Götling Hans Velsing) confronts the terrible cost of his gift for magic. While on trial for his life, the bewildered teen unravels a web of intrigue as spun by wizards, gods, and royals. If he can overcome his persecutors and gain admittance into the Imperial Academy of Arcane Arts, Götling might yet learn to control his fiery power—and thus become the instrument to decide all wars. If Götling fails his quest, his life is forfeit—and everyone he knows and loves may die as well. The Reign of Man may end in slaughter. The Piper of the Dead invades the Empire. The Shadow Queen and her demon army prepare to escape their long imprisonment. And an insane goddess plots to overthrow her peers. The time foretold has come. Afire, a reluctant hero rises into legend.

 

The Wizard Ignites, an adult epic fantasy, was a Short List Finalist, Novel-In-Progress, in the 2011 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

 

Out of an Inferno, a wizard’s life begins.

 

“Götling is the avatar of my conscience,” says author Marc Royston. “I lost everything when the economy imploded—job, home, retirement, savings, and most of my belongings. Writing The Wizard Ignites is how I coped. My eyes through his, Götling and I considered our losses. Together, we sought a path from darkness toward recovery. We pondered the questions of humanity, the truths of our existence, the flaws of love, the cost of hate, the value of compassion, and the pain caused by prejudice. We each had qualities about ourselves that had been demeaned, and we each felt frustrated by the lives that we were compelled to endure. Our strongest talents went unappreciated, and our better selves were muzzled from prosperity. Because others made us feel unworthy, we each denied the very things that make us special. But as Götling adapted to his unwanted circumstance and embraced the truths about himself, I adapted as well. Through his journey, Götling and I rediscovered self-esteem. He gave me hope. The Wizard Ignites is a very personal tale. It reflects our time through the mirror of a medieval world, a universe of gods, magic, conspiracy and betrayal. Listen closely, and you’ll hear me speaking to my son, sharing my insights about Man, Love and Society—and even about the Nature of Reality.”

 

Marc Royston (Artist/Actor/Writer) was born in Atlantis but currently lives in California. He talks to himself a great deal and yells at his computer on a daily basis. As the author of numerous teleplays, screenplays, poetry and fiction, he began his writing career at the age of 6. His earliest drafts were composed in crayon on whatever surface he could find (whether paper, wall, floor, or sidewalk). A fantasist, Marc Royston spends much of his time exploring alternate universes that parallel our own. Through tales of magic and legend, he delves into the foibles of human relations amidst the conundrums of modern society.

 

Awards:  The Wizard Ignites, an adult epic fantasy, was a Short List Finalist,

Novel-In-Progress, in the 2011 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

 

Publications:      Hecate’s Faun, a dark fantasy, My Boy Publishing (2015),

ISBN-13: 978-06925077-4, ISBN-10: 0692507704, ASIN: B013CZ6HM4,

Available at fine bookstores and on Amazon.com at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013CZ6HM4

 

Website:           www.marcroyston.com

Facebook:         www.Facebook.com/AuthorMarcRoyston

Twitter:             @MARCROYSTON

 

Quote: “I seek to take my audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride, a journey of laughter and tears and every sentiment in between. I immerse myself and therefore my readers in worlds as familiar as they are wondrous and strange.”

 

For a FREE sample chapter of The Wizard Ignites and a FREE Audio Reading by author Marc Royston, visit: www.marcroyston.com.

 

For EXCLUSIVE pre-publication REWARDS and PRIVILEGED updates about The Wizard Ignites, JOIN Your Fellow Wizards and PARTICIPATE at:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcroyston/the-wizard-ignites-an-epic-fantasy-for-adults

 

[ALL backers for The Wizard Ignites who pledge $10 OR MORE will receive a FREE PDF Copy of the EDITED manuscript — in addition to the rewards already offered.]

 

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About the Author:

Marc Royston (Artist/Actor/Writer) was born in Atlantis but currently lives in California. He has written numerous teleplays and screenplays as well as poetry. His current project, The Wizard Ignites: An Apprentice’s Account of Duty, Love and Other Such Calamaties (Vol. I of A Wizard’s Life), an epic fantasy for adults, is now crowdfunding for edits toward publication at Kickstarter.com: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcroyston/the-wizard-ignites-an-epic-fantasy-for-adults

 

Quote: “I seek to take my audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride, a journey of laughter and tears and every sentiment in between.”

 

Hecate’s Faun, a dark fantasy, just released on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013CZ6HM4

 

COMING SOON: The Wizard Ignites, an adult epic fantasy.

 

Name:  Marc Royston (Author)
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (818) 253-9052  (Pacific Standard Time)
Web:    www.marcroyston.com

 

About the Book:

 

Accused of being a witch and of murdering the girl he loves, a naïve young farmer (Götling Hans Velsing) confronts the terrible cost of his gift for magic. While on trial for his life, the bewildered teen unravels a web of intrigue as spun by wizards, gods, and royals. If he can overcome his persecutors and gain admittance into the Imperial Academy of Arcane Arts, Götling might yet learn to control his fiery power—and thus become the instrument to decide all wars. The time foretold has come. Afire, a reluctant hero rises into legend.

 

The Wizard Ignites, an adult epic fantasy, was a Short List Finalist, Novel-In-Progress, in the 2011 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

 

The Wizard Ignites: An Apprentice’s Account of Duty, Love and Other Such Calamaties (Vol. I of A Wizard’s Life), an epic fantasy for Adults, is now crowdfunding for edits toward publication at Kickstarter.com: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcroyston/the-wizard-ignites-an-epic-fantasy-for-adults

 

Media Interviews:

For an interview with author Marc Royston, please contact:

Phone: (818) 253-9052

Email:   [email protected]

 

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Name: Marc Royston (Author)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (818) 253-9052 (Pacific Standard Time)
Web: www.marcroyston.com

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