N.T. Narbutovskih

Future/Present/Past

Goal 7% Met – Iron on the Tongue

Reckoning Book 2

Coming October 2022

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In the last installment, Steel in the Blood left us with a strange agent in a space station under siege, an ancient artificial intelligence with questionable motives and a silver tongue, and a woman pressed into leadership in a time of war. Over it all, shadowy intelligences stand watch. Will Bjorn find out the identity of his enemy? Will Erick fall for Daruthr’s whispers of the past? Will Bryn mount the defense her people desperately need?

Iron on the Tongue shows us a galaxy where war seems inevitable. But on Breydablik, factory planet of the Ollson economic engine, a young girl witnesses a tragedy that will set her on a collision course with gods.

Erick continues to pull at the threads of his supposed betrayal.

Bryn enlists the Second Company to hunt down a cancer in the ranks.

But every decision has a cost, and for some, the price to pay is a terrible one…

Praise for Steel in the Blood

Narbutovskih… provides a fast-paced, yet detailed narrative account driven by interesting characters within a complex socio-political environment. Incorporating economic imperialism, space travel, bio- and mechanically-enhanced humans, and regime intrigue, Narbutovskih barely scratches the surface… In the best possible ways, “Steel in the Blood” felt too short, ending with plenty of unanswered questions that leave the reader eagerly awaiting for the next book.” N.K. Finney, The Strategy Bridge

WELL, NOW YOU CAN GET YOURS EARLY-Order Info Below!

What does this mean to you?

Join in Revelation

Exclusive perks including get early access to beta chapters and prologue, and vote on the cover art. Get regular updates on production via email. Includes a collector’s signed hardback first edition, with a full jacket and case laminate, and a custom bookmark.

What will make your audience believe in your version of the truth?

Share the Truth

Two signed, hardback first editions and a personalized thank you note from the author. Includes all other perks in the basic “Join the Revelation” package.

Spread the Word

Five signed, hardback first editions and a personalized thank you note from the author. Includes all other perks in the basic “Join the Revelation” package.

Join the Fight

Get a character based on you in Book 3 of the series. Unfortunately, this character will die in a creative fashion. Space is dangerous, after all. Includes two signed, hardback first editions and a personalized thank you note from the author. Includes all other perks in the basic “Join the Revelation” package.

Stay in the Fight

Get a character based on you in Book 3 of the series. The character will not die in Book 3, however no guarantees for the remainder of the series. I will find a way to include one of these characters that live all the way through the end of the series. Will it be you?

Includes five signed, hardback first editions and a personalized thank you note from the author. Includes all other perks in the basic “Join the Revelation” package

What fantasies do you believe?

Become a Champion

Includes ten signed, hardback first editions and a personalized thank you note from the author. I will also coordinate with you for an exclusive presentation with your organization, on any topic from writing and storytelling to national security, strategy, innovation, or leadership.

Includes all other perks in the basic “Join the Revelation” package

So, how are these priced? I’m glad you asked. For each book, I’m estimating it will cost about $18 in print and shipping costs. This leaves about $22 left per copy to produce the book. This means professional copyediting and proofreading, layout, and original cover art. I have budgeted about $600 for art (no photoshop wizardry here, only the best for you!) and the rest for editing and layout. At a minimum, that cost is going to be $1500, with an additional $500 for book listing fees, ISBN numbers for each version, as well as administrative fees for distribution platforms like Ingram. All this to say, as soon as we hit 120 copies or $4800 total funding, the sequel gets on shelves and your books are in the mail. Right now, we are at $380. Lets do this!

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