Fourteen Stones

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Fourteen Stones

Project 2022-07-22 04:50:53 +1200

Fourteen Stones is a gorgeous fantasy novel by Kris Faatz, which is being published by the Patchwork Raven. Being a small press, we need to crowdfund our initial print run.

This book is honestly so different to anything we have read before. We can't wait to share it with the world.

Fourteen Stones

Fourteen Stones is a richly layered, character-driven fantasy. The tribal people called the Pala Vaia, “First and Lost Ones,” have lived in Lassar since ancient times and coexisted with the Lasska people, but they have always been wanderers, seemingly out of place wherever they are. Now Lassar’s fanatical new ruler, Impera Shurik, wants to destroy the tribes.

Sixteen-year-old Khari is a Vaia Lamp-Carrier. Her dreams provide guidance for her tribe, if she can interpret the messages they send. Now she must use all her skill, and trust instincts she has only begun to have, in order to save her people from extermination. Her dreams lead her and a small group of Vaia out of their native country and into neighboring Namora, where they must find allies, in particular a Namoran priest with an extraordinary mental gift of his own. The Vaia’s search for a safe homeland will change the lives of all the people it touches, as well as the futures of two nations.

Kris Faatz

Kris Faatz (rhymes with skates) is a pianist, writer, and teacher. Her short fiction has appeared in journals including Los Angeles Review, Typehouse Magazine, and Streetlight Magazine, and most recently received NELLE journal’s 2022 Three Sisters Award. Her first novel, To Love A Stranger (Blue Moon Publishers, 2017), was a finalist for the Schaffner Press Music in Literature Award.

Kris teaches classes on creative writing, music, and both together. When she’s not at work, she loves gardening, cooking, and hiking and exploring the outdoors. She lives in Maryland with her husband, jazz saxophonist and composer Paul Faatz, and feline contingent Alafair, Templeton, and Fergus.

 

The Project

We are crowdfunding our first printrun of this gorgeous tale. This means that by preordering the book, you helping us pay for our design and art work, and for the initial printing of the book. 

Since we know many of Kris' fans are in the US, please note that our prices are in NZ dollars! I have made a small table below to give you a sense of the exchange (though of course, this does fluctuate, so it is worth double checking it when you read this. 

Please do ensure you pick the reward with the right shipping option for where you are in the world. 

We are also including art packs, which will contain A4 prints of the maps of Lassar and Namora, and the cover art (all created by the amazing Will Thompson). 

Keep an eye out for stretchgoals and new rewards added as we go. :) 

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Pledgers 20

Alison Halsey
2022-08-12 00:38:13 +1200
Sandra Perez
2022-08-12 00:19:23 +1200

"Congratulations Kris, can’t wait to read your labor of love!! You ROCK! "

Lauren Roberts
2022-08-11 09:57:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2022-08-10 10:37:50 +1200
Claire McGowan
2022-08-10 09:06:36 +1200
Margaret Irshad
2022-08-10 08:48:38 +1200
Chelsey Lamoureux
2022-08-10 06:41:33 +1200

"I am so excited to own a hard copy of this book! Congratulations Kris!"

Krista Kessell
2022-08-09 02:52:19 +1200
Ari Hirschman
2022-08-08 05:13:32 +1200

"Can't wait to read your book. ❤️❤️❤️"

Christina McPherson
2022-08-06 22:51:23 +1200

"Books are life!"

Fern Campbell
2022-08-06 11:57:58 +1200
Christina Hull
2022-08-06 06:06:19 +1200

"I can't wait to read your book!"

Shawnali Ogle
2022-08-05 04:10:42 +1200
Valerie McClintock
2022-08-05 00:53:21 +1200
Brad Grochowski
2022-08-04 11:09:48 +1200

"So exciting!"

Raili
2022-08-04 10:25:34 +1200
Jeff Haas
2022-08-04 10:20:20 +1200
Laura Walker
2022-08-04 07:08:59 +1200
Tina johnson
2022-08-04 03:59:18 +1200

"I’m cheering for you! Can’t wait to buy my copy and a copy for my Mom! "

Laura Shearman
2022-08-03 20:42:11 +1200

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Fourteen Stones

Project 2022-07-22 04:50:53 +1200

Fourteen Stones is a gorgeous fantasy novel by Kris Faatz, which is being published by the Patchwork Raven. Being a small press, we need to crowdfund our initial print run.

This book is honestly so different to anything we have read before. We can't wait to share it with the world.

Fourteen Stones

Fourteen Stones is a richly layered, character-driven fantasy. The tribal people called the Pala Vaia, “First and Lost Ones,” have lived in Lassar since ancient times and coexisted with the Lasska people, but they have always been wanderers, seemingly out of place wherever they are. Now Lassar’s fanatical new ruler, Impera Shurik, wants to destroy the tribes.

Sixteen-year-old Khari is a Vaia Lamp-Carrier. Her dreams provide guidance for her tribe, if she can interpret the messages they send. Now she must use all her skill, and trust instincts she has only begun to have, in order to save her people from extermination. Her dreams lead her and a small group of Vaia out of their native country and into neighboring Namora, where they must find allies, in particular a Namoran priest with an extraordinary mental gift of his own. The Vaia’s search for a safe homeland will change the lives of all the people it touches, as well as the futures of two nations.

Kris Faatz

Kris Faatz (rhymes with skates) is a pianist, writer, and teacher. Her short fiction has appeared in journals including Los Angeles Review, Typehouse Magazine, and Streetlight Magazine, and most recently received NELLE journal’s 2022 Three Sisters Award. Her first novel, To Love A Stranger (Blue Moon Publishers, 2017), was a finalist for the Schaffner Press Music in Literature Award.

Kris teaches classes on creative writing, music, and both together. When she’s not at work, she loves gardening, cooking, and hiking and exploring the outdoors. She lives in Maryland with her husband, jazz saxophonist and composer Paul Faatz, and feline contingent Alafair, Templeton, and Fergus.

 

The Project

We are crowdfunding our first printrun of this gorgeous tale. This means that by preordering the book, you helping us pay for our design and art work, and for the initial printing of the book. 

Since we know many of Kris' fans are in the US, please note that our prices are in NZ dollars! I have made a small table below to give you a sense of the exchange (though of course, this does fluctuate, so it is worth double checking it when you read this. 

Please do ensure you pick the reward with the right shipping option for where you are in the world. 

We are also including art packs, which will contain A4 prints of the maps of Lassar and Namora, and the cover art (all created by the amazing Will Thompson). 

Keep an eye out for stretchgoals and new rewards added as we go. :) 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Alison Halsey
2022-08-12 00:38:13 +1200
Sandra Perez
2022-08-12 00:19:23 +1200

"Congratulations Kris, can’t wait to read your labor of love!! You ROCK! "

Lauren Roberts
2022-08-11 09:57:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2022-08-10 10:37:50 +1200
Claire McGowan
2022-08-10 09:06:36 +1200
Margaret Irshad
2022-08-10 08:48:38 +1200
Chelsey Lamoureux
2022-08-10 06:41:33 +1200

"I am so excited to own a hard copy of this book! Congratulations Kris!"

Krista Kessell
2022-08-09 02:52:19 +1200
Ari Hirschman
2022-08-08 05:13:32 +1200

"Can't wait to read your book. ❤️❤️❤️"

Christina McPherson
2022-08-06 22:51:23 +1200

"Books are life!"

Fern Campbell
2022-08-06 11:57:58 +1200
Christina Hull
2022-08-06 06:06:19 +1200

"I can't wait to read your book!"

Shawnali Ogle
2022-08-05 04:10:42 +1200
Valerie McClintock
2022-08-05 00:53:21 +1200
Brad Grochowski
2022-08-04 11:09:48 +1200

"So exciting!"

Raili
2022-08-04 10:25:34 +1200
Jeff Haas
2022-08-04 10:20:20 +1200
Laura Walker
2022-08-04 07:08:59 +1200
Tina johnson
2022-08-04 03:59:18 +1200

"I’m cheering for you! Can’t wait to buy my copy and a copy for my Mom! "

Laura Shearman
2022-08-03 20:42:11 +1200

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