Nicolas Lietzau is creating a fantasy web novel
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patrons

$946
per month
Latest chapter: Chapter XI – "The Big Dream" (PDF) - Read now!
Next chapter releases on April 26 (April 25 for $5 Patrons and above)
Full version:
 Dreams of the Dying - Full version (PDF, CH 1-11) (.epub on hold until end of holiday)

Russian: Грезыумирающего - полная версия (PDF, CH 1-5)

Deutsch: Träume eines sterbenden Gottes - Komplettfassung (PDF, CH 1-6)

Español: Los sueños de un dios agonizante - Versión completa (PDF, CAP 1-7) (translated by Roció Labra)


Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to regular updates and notification when the paperback comes out

What do you create?

"In a nation where wealth equals worth, a mercenary, a priestess, and a psychic must enter a merchant king's mind to prevent a civil war."

Glad you made it here! I'm Nick, and I write a Fantasy web novel called Dreams of the Dying. It's set in the  Enderal universe, a popular Skyrim Total Conversion for which I wrote the story, but the novel stands on its own - you don't have to play the game to understand the book. There's also an audio-book version in the works - you can listen to the latest chapter on YouTube.

So, if you care for a modern Fantasy tale with mystery and horror underpinnings and a bit of romance, give it a try! :)

I want details!



Dreams of the Dying is a spin-off web novel to Enderal. It’s the first installment in a free-to-read series called “Every Day Like the Last”, that explores the past of Jespar Dal’Varek, one of Enderal’s protagonists.

I will release a new chapter each week. The book will always be available for free, though there are some perks that come with being my Patreon. Furthermore, I will release a paperback version at the end of each season.

Though not the focus of the novel, it contains violence, psychological horror, and sex, and is therefore intended for a mature audience.

And who are you?

I’m Nicolas Lietzau, a game writer and novelist from Munich. I wrote the story of the non-commercial, award-winning Skyrim Total Conversion “Enderal”.

I love stories that entertain, stories that are genuine, and stories that have an impact. While each of these aspects makes one enjoyable to me, it’s those that accomplish all three I remember the most. That’s what I want my stories to do: Draw you in, make you laugh, crawl under your skin, shake you up, and leave you thinking.

Okay, but if it’s all free, then what do you need money for?

Enderal, the game, took us seven years to complete, involving thousands of hours of pro-bono work. Though “Dreams of the Dying” is also a non-commercial project, I want it to be as good as possible, which requires professional editing, cover design, layout, and translation. I’m currently covering all these expenses myself, and your support would help me to at least "break even."

However, even if you can't afford to financially support me, I appreciate every single reader! After all, that's what it's all about. :)

What are “story polls?”

Story polls are polls that take place 2-3 times each “season.” There, Patreons of the higher tiers get a chance to decide over aspects of the story for the next novel. Think of these as “story pillars” rather than plot points – such as the setting of the next book or the theme it deals with.
Naturally, I’ll only present options that I have ideas for and that I fully support. No matter how a poll decides, the result will never impair the authenticity of the book or influence the way a plot plays out.

Example: Which country will the next novel be set in?

  • ARAZEAL, a harsh continent at the border of the Civilized World. Civilized Arazaleans and the nomadic indigenes live in perpetual conflict.
  • QYRA, the desert continent. The cradle of science and art, seven universities/guilds struggle for influence.
  • ARKTWEND, the fallen realm. Lawless, monsters and fugitives share the ruins of the once great cities.

The poll decides which one comes next. With some exceptions, the other options might or might not reappear in the next poll, alongside new choices.

Anything else?

When Enderal first came out, the way it connected with some of you meant the world to me. The fan-art, the tribute songs, the fanfic – it’s humbling.
Every book that gives readers a good time is valuable, but I also believe that fiction can be even more than "only" entertainment. Stories shape our culture, make us think, inspire us, and help us through difficult times. They certainly have helped me, and if my work could do the same for someone else – well, then I’m happy. 😊

So, if any of this piqued your interest, simply scroll up and take a look at the current version of the novel or subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date regarding the paperback release. Happy reading! 

If you'd like to reach out to me, you can do so via [email protected].

Alternatively: "Dreams of the Dying" on Wattpad
Join the community on Discord!

If you like the lettering and layout of the cover, be sure to check out the very talented Johanna Krünes! If you like the cover, take a look at Stefan Stancovik's work!
Tiers
Nefarious Nihilist
$2 or more per month

Personal "thank you" message, plus early access to the weekly chapter of "The Poet In Me"- a (satirical) romance novel by none other than Prince Mith, Enderal's favorite underappreciated poet!

Cantankerous Cynic
$5 or more per month

All of the above, special Discord tag, read each chapter 1 day early (sent via email with thank you message)  

Passionate Pragmatist
$10 or more per month

All of the above, special Discord tag, your name at the end of each chapter  

Includes Discord rewards
Hard-boiled Hedonist
$25 or more per month

At the end of each season hand signed poster with cover. If total patronage per season exceeds x, you also get the hand signed novel. 

Includes Discord rewards
Inebriated Idealist
$45 or more per month

All of the above, one vote in story polls.  

Includes Discord rewards
Uncouth Utopist
$90 or more per month only 23 left

All of the above, your vote counts double in story polls  

Includes Discord rewards
Vociferous Visionary
$250 or more per month only 5 left

All of the above, monthly, personal call to discuss the novel, writing, or anything that comes to mind. Your vote counts triple in story polls.  

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$946 of $1,000 per month
I run all my English writing by a professional editor, and a thousand a month would help me cover those expenses, as well as allow me to save some money for the paperback release.
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Latest chapter: Chapter XI – "The Big Dream" (PDF) - Read now!
Next chapter releases on April 26 (April 25 for $5 Patrons and above)
Full version:
 Dreams of the Dying - Full version (PDF, CH 1-11) (.epub on hold until end of holiday)

Russian: Грезыумирающего - полная версия (PDF, CH 1-5)

Deutsch: Träume eines sterbenden Gottes - Komplettfassung (PDF, CH 1-6)

Español: Los sueños de un dios agonizante - Versión completa (PDF, CAP 1-7) (translated by Roció Labra)


Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to regular updates and notification when the paperback comes out

What do you create?

"In a nation where wealth equals worth, a mercenary, a priestess, and a psychic must enter a merchant king's mind to prevent a civil war."

Glad you made it here! I'm Nick, and I write a Fantasy web novel called Dreams of the Dying. It's set in the  Enderal universe, a popular Skyrim Total Conversion for which I wrote the story, but the novel stands on its own - you don't have to play the game to understand the book. There's also an audio-book version in the works - you can listen to the latest chapter on YouTube.

So, if you care for a modern Fantasy tale with mystery and horror underpinnings and a bit of romance, give it a try! :)

I want details!



Dreams of the Dying is a spin-off web novel to Enderal. It’s the first installment in a free-to-read series called “Every Day Like the Last”, that explores the past of Jespar Dal’Varek, one of Enderal’s protagonists.

I will release a new chapter each week. The book will always be available for free, though there are some perks that come with being my Patreon. Furthermore, I will release a paperback version at the end of each season.

Though not the focus of the novel, it contains violence, psychological horror, and sex, and is therefore intended for a mature audience.

And who are you?

I’m Nicolas Lietzau, a game writer and novelist from Munich. I wrote the story of the non-commercial, award-winning Skyrim Total Conversion “Enderal”.

I love stories that entertain, stories that are genuine, and stories that have an impact. While each of these aspects makes one enjoyable to me, it’s those that accomplish all three I remember the most. That’s what I want my stories to do: Draw you in, make you laugh, crawl under your skin, shake you up, and leave you thinking.

Okay, but if it’s all free, then what do you need money for?

Enderal, the game, took us seven years to complete, involving thousands of hours of pro-bono work. Though “Dreams of the Dying” is also a non-commercial project, I want it to be as good as possible, which requires professional editing, cover design, layout, and translation. I’m currently covering all these expenses myself, and your support would help me to at least "break even."

However, even if you can't afford to financially support me, I appreciate every single reader! After all, that's what it's all about. :)

What are “story polls?”

Story polls are polls that take place 2-3 times each “season.” There, Patreons of the higher tiers get a chance to decide over aspects of the story for the next novel. Think of these as “story pillars” rather than plot points – such as the setting of the next book or the theme it deals with.
Naturally, I’ll only present options that I have ideas for and that I fully support. No matter how a poll decides, the result will never impair the authenticity of the book or influence the way a plot plays out.

Example: Which country will the next novel be set in?

  • ARAZEAL, a harsh continent at the border of the Civilized World. Civilized Arazaleans and the nomadic indigenes live in perpetual conflict.
  • QYRA, the desert continent. The cradle of science and art, seven universities/guilds struggle for influence.
  • ARKTWEND, the fallen realm. Lawless, monsters and fugitives share the ruins of the once great cities.

The poll decides which one comes next. With some exceptions, the other options might or might not reappear in the next poll, alongside new choices.

Anything else?

When Enderal first came out, the way it connected with some of you meant the world to me. The fan-art, the tribute songs, the fanfic – it’s humbling.
Every book that gives readers a good time is valuable, but I also believe that fiction can be even more than "only" entertainment. Stories shape our culture, make us think, inspire us, and help us through difficult times. They certainly have helped me, and if my work could do the same for someone else – well, then I’m happy. 😊

So, if any of this piqued your interest, simply scroll up and take a look at the current version of the novel or subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date regarding the paperback release. Happy reading! 

If you'd like to reach out to me, you can do so via [email protected].

Alternatively: "Dreams of the Dying" on Wattpad
Join the community on Discord!

If you like the lettering and layout of the cover, be sure to check out the very talented Johanna Krünes! If you like the cover, take a look at Stefan Stancovik's work!

Recent posts by Nicolas Lietzau

Tiers
Nefarious Nihilist
$2 or more per month

Personal "thank you" message, plus early access to the weekly chapter of "The Poet In Me"- a (satirical) romance novel by none other than Prince Mith, Enderal's favorite underappreciated poet!

Cantankerous Cynic
$5 or more per month

All of the above, special Discord tag, read each chapter 1 day early (sent via email with thank you message)  

Passionate Pragmatist
$10 or more per month

All of the above, special Discord tag, your name at the end of each chapter  

Includes Discord rewards
Hard-boiled Hedonist
$25 or more per month

At the end of each season hand signed poster with cover. If total patronage per season exceeds x, you also get the hand signed novel. 

Includes Discord rewards
Inebriated Idealist
$45 or more per month

All of the above, one vote in story polls.  

Includes Discord rewards
Uncouth Utopist
$90 or more per month only 23 left

All of the above, your vote counts double in story polls  

Includes Discord rewards
Vociferous Visionary
$250 or more per month only 5 left

All of the above, monthly, personal call to discuss the novel, writing, or anything that comes to mind. Your vote counts triple in story polls.  

Includes Discord rewards