Paternus: Rise of Gods - Fantasy Novel Hardbacks

Created by Dyrk Ashton

PLEASE NOTE: DELIVERY and SHIPPING FEES Reasonable effort will be made to combine add-on orders for shipping, and to combine add-on orders with pledge level rewards. This may result in significantly reduced actual shipping costs. If actual shipping cost is significantly less than what you paid, refunds will be made with delivery (rounded up to the nearest dollar and not including packaging and handling costs). Items will be shipped together in Feb/Mar 2020, except War of Gods ARCs. The eARC will be delivered in April. The paperback ARC should arrive by the date of release, May 19, 2020.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Potential International Shipping Customs Form Value Issue
11 days ago – Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 05:12:56 PM

Hi folks. This is embarrassing and frustrating, and again my apologies. It's come to my attention that the declared value on customs forms may be much higher than it should be. This only applies to international deliveries of more than one book. If you just got the hardback, you're all set.

When filling out online customs forms, the amount entered is per unit, not total. If, for example, you got a hardback and a paperback, the value is $25+$20=$45. This is not very clear on the forms, and some of them may have have filled out incorrectly. For example, if items were entered as 2 books, value $45, the form will show a total declared value of 2x$45=$90 instead of just $45.

If you are hit with a higher tariff than you should be, please let me know and I will refund the difference.

Very sorry about this. It will never happen again.

All the best,

Dyrk

Plague be damned, books are packed and shipped
12 days ago – Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 07:32:23 PM

Your stuff is on the way!

It took 6 days of sorting and uploading databases and four days of packing, but I'm thrilled to report that all of the boxes have now been shipped.

Some procedural stuff first, then some pics of packing madness:

Just as a reminder, the paperback ARCs of book three of The Paternus Trilogy, War of Gods, won't ship until two or three weeks before the release date of June 23. The eBook ARCs will be uploaded and available on May 23, one month prior to the release date.

Due to the various lockdowns in response to the corona virus, the post office has announced that shipping may take longer than usual, especially to some international destinations. Sorry about that :/

Everyone except international backers should have now received an email with your shipping date and tracking information. International backers might get one, but there is some question about that, for some reason. Please check your spam folders if you haven't seen the email. If you haven't received your package within two or three weeks, please let me know and I'll see what I can find out from here.

Also, if there is any problem with your items when delivered, including if you think I forgot to put something in there (which is entirely possible), please let me know and I will make it right ASAP.

During the campaign, I promised to refund shipping payment overages - and I will still do that! It may take me awhile, but if you paid over $2 more for actual shipping cost, I will be sending those out... at some point. It's not a matter of having the funds, but it's going to take some serious database mojo to figure it all out and prep the mailing and I'm under a serious time crunch with day job work and, more importantly, finishing up book 3. Thank you for your patience!

I'm hoping to run the Kickstarter for the hardbacks for book two, Wrath of Gods, later this summer or early fall, but it's all a little up in the air with the virus rampaging across the globe. Hopefully it will all be over by then and we can back to something resembling normal.

Aaaaand - the book has an error! I didn't find it until recently, after printing was done. After completely freaking out for awhile, I was told by a friend to consider it as a "collectible blemish." Okay, I guess, but I apologize nonetheless. Here is what it looks like:

Ugh, but it is what it is. Again, my apologies. Hopefully it's the only one that didn't get caught!

So anyway - shipping fun!

I recruited the help of my sister, niece and nephews, which helped tremendously and we actually had a lot of fun.

(Yes my eyes are closed, but I promise I wasn't sleeping ;)

Then we jam packed the van!

Then I filled up my little car again just today. And it's all beyond worth it. Thank you all for coming along  on this book adventure!

I you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask here or send me an email at undyrk@paternusbooks.com

Thanks again, and I hope you all are safe and well :)

All the best,

Dyrk

Reminder that Addresses will be locked Sunday night
25 days ago – Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 09:20:05 PM

Hi Folks! Just a reminder that addresses will be locked on Sunday night, March 15.

If you need to update or review your shipping address, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://paternus1hardbacks.backerkit.com/.

If you haven’t completed your survey yet, you can still fill it out to get your rewards, but your shipment may be delayed.

We’re currently aiming to ship rewards on or around Monday, March 23. If you need to change your shipping address, please make the changes in your BackerKit survey before the end of day Sunday, March 15.

Thank you, and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

All the best,

Dyrk

The hardbacks have arrived! Shipping addresses will be locked!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 11:42:01 PM

THEY’RE HERE! This is it – we’re finally getting ready to ship. Check out the video below. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of these gorgeous books.

And, we will locking shipping addresses on Sunday night, March the 15th.

If you need to update or review your shipping address, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://paternus1hardbacks.backerkit.com/.

If you haven’t completed your survey yet, you can still fill it out to get your rewards, but your shipment may be delayed.

We’re currently aiming to ship rewards on or around Monday, March 23. If you need to change your shipping address, please make the changes in your BackerKit survey before the end of day Sunday, March 15.

Thanks everyone! I hope you all are well :)

All the very best,

Dyrk

Hardback Update - Check-print and check-case received!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 06:38:34 PM

Hi everybody! Check out the check-stuff! I've received the hardback check-print and check case and approved them both. The books will be printed on March 3, and barring any catastrophes, will be mailed out here in the next couple of weeks.

I couldn't be happier with the results. Here are some pics, and a video of the check-print shoved inside the case. The binding edge won't look like this, of course, but I think these will turn out grand :)

Just as a reminder - if you have moved or aren't sure if you completed your BackerKit survey, be sure to update your mailing information. You can do that by clicking the link in your survey email again, or request your survey link under “Lost your survey?” on the BackerKit project page, https://paternus1hardbacks.backerkit.com/.

Thank you all again, and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

All the best,

Dyrk