Shad M. Brooks’ “Shadow of the Conqueror” Conquering Wallets on Indiegogo

Independent author and Shadiversity YouTube host Shad M. Brooks recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1, a 48-page adaptation of Brooks’ novel Chronicles of Everfall: Shadow of the Conqueror.

The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised a massive total of more than $160 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Shad M. Brooks and featuring illustrations by Mike S. Miller (Lonestar, Injustice), Shadow of the Conqueror is a supernatural adventure book set in a unique fantasy world. Volume 1 is intended as the first of 4 volumes that will retell the Shadow of the Conqueror story in the graphic novel format.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Shadow of the Conqueror Indiegogo campaign page:

The tale of a deposed tyrannical emperor who embarks on a journey towards redemption, becoming seventeen years old and obtaining the mythical powers of the legendary Archknights. He must battle his inner demons, his violent and cruel inclinations, and enemies both old and new, in the hopes of pushing back much of the darkness he brought to the world.

Shadow of the Conqueror is based in one of the most well-crafted and unique fantasy worlds the genre has seen in many years, and fans of the novel have been craving to see the world depicted visually.

Now, Shadow of the Conqueror is coming to you in an epic graphic novel adaptation with the incredibly talented art of Mike S. Miller. This will bring its dark, challenging story to the fans and new readers alike in another wonderful format, making the story more accessible than ever before, and enabling fans to enjoy it in new ways.

Mike is a 30-year veteran of the comic book industry, famous for his work on DC comics’ Injustice series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones comic book covers and related graphic novels.

Backers can get a digital version of Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1 for $15, while physical copies start at $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up the following tchotchkes and extras:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • Signed versions of the book
  • A leather-bound edition of Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1
  • An artist edition the graphic novel
  • Hardbound copies of the Shadow of the Conqueror prose novel
  • A leather-bound version of the prose novel
  • An Imperious letter-opener (shaped like a sword, yo)
  • Original artwork

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Shad M. Brooks, Mike S. Miller, and the rest of the Shadow of the Conqueror team on a successful launch. Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Shadow of the Conqueror Indiegogo campaign page here.

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