Caroline Barnard-Smith is creating an epic fantasy web serial
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Hello, lovely people. 

My name is Caroline and I write epic, female-focused fantasy fiction. 

My current project is an epic fantasy novel called Maiden's Moon, the first book in a planned trilogy. I publish this as a weekly web serial.  Check it out here.

I plan to keep Maiden's Moon available to read for free on my blog for the foreseeable future but your pledge would mean you get to read new chapters a full week earlier than anybody else. There are lots of other rewards for patrons, too.

You are awesome.

Even the smallest contribution will make a huge difference in supporting me as a writer and a creator. Your pledge will give me more time to create fantastic content. I have so many ideas for Joria. It's a sprawling land of densely populated cities overseen by unscrupulous druidic orders and ancient forests laced with magick. In the future and with your support, I would love to write more novellas set in the manic, secretive world of the Mermaid's Purse. I also have a burning ambition to write a choose-your-own-adventure-type novel (remember those?!) set in the echoing dank of Lord Dewer's Pit of Thorns... Or perhaps amid the howling wild of the forest of Nymed.

Thank you for considering joining me on this journey. If you do decide to come along, just be sure to pack plenty of provisions. And for Thetia’s sake, stay away from the shadows. There are monsters lurking there.


For $1 
you will be able to read the latest instalment of Maiden's Moon a full week earlier than the rest of the internet. You will also get an ebook copy of The Mermaid's Purse, a fantasy adventure story about an eccentric tavern set in the same world as Maiden's Moon (previously only available to my mailing list subscribers).

For $2 you will get all of the above plus the ability to contribute suggestions for the story and participate in occasional votes to help me decide key plot points. You will also be able to download an ebook copy of The Undead Alliance, a zombie apocalypse novella with a romantic twist. Read about it on Amazon!

For $5 you will get all of the above plus access to Patreon-only blogs containing behind-the-scenes notes, thoughts and essays on the writing process as I continue to build this enormous fantasy world.

For $10 you will get all of the above plus each set of ten chapters will be bundled into an exclusive ebook for you to download (averagely 20, 000 - 30, 000 words). Chapters 1-10 are already available! You will also be listed as a patron in any future published versions of my work.



Magick is awakening in the ancient places, evil is stirring in the lightless tunnels carved beneath the sea and the ageless Lord Dewer, self-proclaimed ruler of Armoria, won’t be able to keep control of it all for much longer.

A beautiful, blue-haired stranger has travelled the long distance to Armoria, the greatest city in the world. All she carries with her is a battered panflute that creates a music so haunting and powerful, battle-hardened Vanth is left spellbound after hearing it. But why is she the only one who can see the chilling visions the music invokes, woven from dancing shadows? In the ancient forest of Nymed, a Wild Scrat and her satyr lover face an uncertain future. Lowen dreams of a life with Nicanor, but the world is afraid of his people and he could never leave his woodland home. Not unless he was forced to.

The twin moons of Joria are turning. For countless years the night has shone silver under Mamai’s cold light, but now Aikana has come to the fore and the world will dazzle in her violet glow. The Changing of the Moons heralds a time of unrest and upheaval. Will these three women have the courage to survive their changing world and face the horrors clawing their way out from beneath the earth?

Join the community and become involved in the ongoing story!

Tiers
Salt Sword
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
* Read the latest instalment of Maiden's Moon a full week earlier than the rest of the internet.


* Download an ebook copy of The Mermaid's Purse, a fantasy adventure story about an eccentric tavern set in the same world as Maiden's Moon. 

Scrat Warrior
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 * All of the above.


* Contribute suggestions for the story and participate in occasional votes to help me decide key plot points.


* Download an ebook copy of The Undead Alliance, a zombie apocalypse novella with a romantic twist. 

Asrai Druidess
$5 or more per month 1 patron
* All of the above.


* Gain access to Patreon-only blogs containing behind-the-scenes notes, thoughts and essays on the writing process as I continue to build this enormous fantasy world. 

Gift of the Moon
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
* All of the above.


* Each set of ten chapters will be bundled into an exclusive ebook for you to download. Chapters 1-10 are already available!


* You will also be listed as a patron in any future published versions of my work. 

Goals
$4 of $100 per month
Reaching this goal would be awesome-sauce with extra chilli! Once I get over the excitement, I will sit myself down and write a short story set in Joria, exclusively available to patrons. It could be a piratical adventure spread across the Island Nations... It could be a dark story whispered from the trees in the deepest parts of Nymed. There's only one way to find out!
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Hello, lovely people. 

My name is Caroline and I write epic, female-focused fantasy fiction. 

My current project is an epic fantasy novel called Maiden's Moon, the first book in a planned trilogy. I publish this as a weekly web serial.  Check it out here.

I plan to keep Maiden's Moon available to read for free on my blog for the foreseeable future but your pledge would mean you get to read new chapters a full week earlier than anybody else. There are lots of other rewards for patrons, too.

You are awesome.

Even the smallest contribution will make a huge difference in supporting me as a writer and a creator. Your pledge will give me more time to create fantastic content. I have so many ideas for Joria. It's a sprawling land of densely populated cities overseen by unscrupulous druidic orders and ancient forests laced with magick. In the future and with your support, I would love to write more novellas set in the manic, secretive world of the Mermaid's Purse. I also have a burning ambition to write a choose-your-own-adventure-type novel (remember those?!) set in the echoing dank of Lord Dewer's Pit of Thorns... Or perhaps amid the howling wild of the forest of Nymed.

Thank you for considering joining me on this journey. If you do decide to come along, just be sure to pack plenty of provisions. And for Thetia’s sake, stay away from the shadows. There are monsters lurking there.


For $1 
you will be able to read the latest instalment of Maiden's Moon a full week earlier than the rest of the internet. You will also get an ebook copy of The Mermaid's Purse, a fantasy adventure story about an eccentric tavern set in the same world as Maiden's Moon (previously only available to my mailing list subscribers).

For $2 you will get all of the above plus the ability to contribute suggestions for the story and participate in occasional votes to help me decide key plot points. You will also be able to download an ebook copy of The Undead Alliance, a zombie apocalypse novella with a romantic twist. Read about it on Amazon!

For $5 you will get all of the above plus access to Patreon-only blogs containing behind-the-scenes notes, thoughts and essays on the writing process as I continue to build this enormous fantasy world.

For $10 you will get all of the above plus each set of ten chapters will be bundled into an exclusive ebook for you to download (averagely 20, 000 - 30, 000 words). Chapters 1-10 are already available! You will also be listed as a patron in any future published versions of my work.



Magick is awakening in the ancient places, evil is stirring in the lightless tunnels carved beneath the sea and the ageless Lord Dewer, self-proclaimed ruler of Armoria, won’t be able to keep control of it all for much longer.

A beautiful, blue-haired stranger has travelled the long distance to Armoria, the greatest city in the world. All she carries with her is a battered panflute that creates a music so haunting and powerful, battle-hardened Vanth is left spellbound after hearing it. But why is she the only one who can see the chilling visions the music invokes, woven from dancing shadows? In the ancient forest of Nymed, a Wild Scrat and her satyr lover face an uncertain future. Lowen dreams of a life with Nicanor, but the world is afraid of his people and he could never leave his woodland home. Not unless he was forced to.

The twin moons of Joria are turning. For countless years the night has shone silver under Mamai’s cold light, but now Aikana has come to the fore and the world will dazzle in her violet glow. The Changing of the Moons heralds a time of unrest and upheaval. Will these three women have the courage to survive their changing world and face the horrors clawing their way out from beneath the earth?

Join the community and become involved in the ongoing story!

Recent posts by Caroline Barnard-Smith

Tiers
Salt Sword
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
* Read the latest instalment of Maiden's Moon a full week earlier than the rest of the internet.


* Download an ebook copy of The Mermaid's Purse, a fantasy adventure story about an eccentric tavern set in the same world as Maiden's Moon. 

Scrat Warrior
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 * All of the above.


* Contribute suggestions for the story and participate in occasional votes to help me decide key plot points.


* Download an ebook copy of The Undead Alliance, a zombie apocalypse novella with a romantic twist. 

Asrai Druidess
$5 or more per month 1 patron
* All of the above.


* Gain access to Patreon-only blogs containing behind-the-scenes notes, thoughts and essays on the writing process as I continue to build this enormous fantasy world. 

Gift of the Moon
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
* All of the above.


* Each set of ten chapters will be bundled into an exclusive ebook for you to download. Chapters 1-10 are already available!


* You will also be listed as a patron in any future published versions of my work.