You may not have heard of veteran game designer and writer Neal Hallford, but chances are good if you’re a gamer you know his work. His creative work helped make the best-selling computer role-playing games Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege into the RPG legends they are.
Now he’s launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund The Thief of Dreams, his first fantasy novel. The campaign begins today, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at noon Pacific Time, and will run until May 11, 2013. He wants to fund the creation and publication of the novel, which will feature cover art by Shawn Sharp. If you pledge, you can get perks that include copies of the book in electronic, paperback, hardcover, and deluxe edition formats.
Hallford describes The Thief of Dreams as “a novel set in a world where magic is forbidden, where sorcerers are spies, and where a force beyond imagination threatens to transform the long simmering cold war between the nine kingdoms into a cataclysmic, world-shattering conflict.”
Sounds like fun to us! His story for Betrayal at Krondor was novelized into a New York Times best-selling book by popular fantasy author Raymond E. Feist, and Dungeon Siege was adapted into the movie In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, so we think Hallford probably has the right stuff to get a really worthwhile book into the hands of fans of the fantasy genre.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hallford now lives in San Diego, California where he’s also an independent film producer at Swords & Circuitry Studios which he operates with his wife Jana.