Cirsova 2023 Plans Revealed!

It can finally be all laid-out!

As the year progresses, some of these are bound to change. We may be going at break-neck speed for a bit. I haven’t even really had a chance to talk about Sky Dance of Winter Fire yet, but Michael sprang it on me fully formed and it will be done before our editing team would be able to get to the other stuff in the queue, so we’re sneaking it into the early 2023 lineup.

Misha Burnett’s Small Worlds is gonna be an absolutely fantastic collection and will round out and bring full circle some of Cirsova’s other offerings from this master of short fiction.

Mighty Sons of Hercules has been a project we’ve been teasing for a bit despite not officially announcing it yet, but it’s already got an amazing all-star lineup locked in with a few more we’ll be able to confirm by March/early April.

Wild Stars VI? Collected edition is incoming on the heels of serializing Part VII. Great stuff.

A Bad Case of Dead is a masterpiece from Jim Breyfogle that you’ll get an early taste of in Mongoose and Meerkat.

I’m very excited about all of this stuff!

  • Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose and Meerkat 3
  • Michael Tierney’s Sky Dance of Winter Fire
    • Pre-Orders: Early Spring [As soon as Mongoose & Meerkat is funded]
    • Delivery: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Misha Burnett’s Small Worlds
    • Pre-Order: Late Spring / Early Summer
    • Delivery: Mid Summer
    • Release: Mid/Late Summer
  • Mighty Sons of Hercules Anthology
    • Pre-Order: Mid/Late Summer
    • Delivery: Early Fall
    • Release: Early/Late Fall
  • Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars VI: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons
    • PreOrder: Fall
    • Delivery: Winter / Early Spring (2024)
  • Jim Breyfogle’s A Bad Case of Dead
    • Pre-Order: Late Fall / Early Winter / Mid Winter (2024)
    • Delivery: Late Winter (2024)/Early Spring (2024)
    • Release: Spring (2024)

Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat Volume 3 Pre-Orders Live This Friday!

The Kickstarter for Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat Volume 3 goes live this Friday!

Two years have passed since the fall of Alness. And two years have passed since the brash young sellsword Mangos teamed up with Kat, the mysterious Alnessi rogue. Together, they have made a name for themselves as the Mongoose and Meerkat!

The ravaged northlands still smolder as the warlord Rhygir holds Alness in an iron grip. Rumors swirl that a member of the Alnessi royal family may have survived, but Rhygir is intent on hunting down any resistance that might rally to a rogue prince who escaped the slaughter.

Though Rhygir has been consolidating power in Alness, the Mongoose and Meerkat have been hard at work, gathering resources and making alliances in Alomar and abroad. But can the new allies and old friends overcome the army of Rhygir before it can be bolstered by elite mercenaries? 

All of the pieces of the King’s Game are place! 

The Redemption of Alness collects the third year of Kat and Mangos’s adventures together, including:

  • The Flying Mongoose
  • Death and Renewal
  • Fight of the Sandfishers
  • Thunder in the North
  • Feast of the Fedai*
  • Trapped in the Loop – [Previously unpublished]*
  • The Redemption of Alness – [Previously unpublished]*

* : [We WILL be publishing these stories serially in Cirsova Magazine, however backers of Volume 3 will get these these last two stories before they are published in the Fall and Winter 2023 issues].

Additionally, this volume will include the previously unpublished short story Knots in the Thread of Time AND a teaser for Jim Breyfogle’s upcoming novel, A Bad Case of Dead!

Cirsova Needs Cash Badly!

While we managed to finish out 2023 with a few rounding errors and personal items claimed as expenses for tax purposes [hey, technically, any Kickstarters we back are research] shy of turning a profit, real personal expenses [mostly plumbing, but also automotive] have wiped out our cash reserves!

We’ve got a few big projects that are bound to make us some money fairly soon [Mongoose & Meerkat Volume 3], and our royalties are in the $500-$700 a month range from Amazon, but…

We just bought a roll of 100 ISBNs! If anything, this commits me to at least another 3-4 years of doing Cirsova, so you guys are in luck. But this costs nearly $600, all on credit at the moment.

Want to help us out ASAP?

Check out our eBay store!

I’ve listed some of my Dad’s old boardgame collection [mostly titles that didn’t have sentimental value], as well as some original Cirsova artwork and artwork by me.

I’m currently auctioning off this painting I did of Kyoka Jiro from My Hero Academia in hopes to raise some immediate funds.

You can also buy the original painting of Chen I did for the 5th Anniversary Variant Cover.

The good news is that a lot of what’s on tap is already paid for.

Already Paid For:

  • All Magazine stories for 2023
  • All Art for Mongoose & Meerkat Volume 3
  • Spring Cover
  • Spring and Summer Edits
  • First Installment on Summer Cover
  • ISBNs [even though the credit card isn’t paid off]

What Needs to be Paid For:

  • Fall & Winter Edits
  • Second Installment on Summer Cover
  • Fall Cover
  • Winter Cover
  • Mighty Sons of Hercules Cover
  • Mighty Sons of Hercules Stories
  • Wild Stars VI Collected Edition Cover
  • Additional Wild Stars VI Interior Art
  • Edits on Forthcoming TBA project
  • Edits on Forthcoming TBA Jim Breyfogle Novel

Please note that the expenses for both of these columns total well into the thousands of dollars.

Anyway… Like I said, check out our eBay store and pick something up! This is the least delay between you buying something from us and us actually seeing the money that we’ve got available to us right now.

Happy Birthday Leigh Brackett!

It’s Leigh Brackett’s Birthday today. Celebrate by picking up one of the works of the Queen of Science Fiction!

We used to use today to plug our Illustrated Stark books, but our break with our printer caused these works to fall out of print. There are a couple copies of one or two of the volumes still floating around on Amazon, but we’re going to make it a project next year to get these books back into print!

Coming Soon! Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat: The Redemption of Alness

Coming Soon to Kickstarter!

Two years have passed since the fall of Alness. And two years have passed since the brash young sellsword Mangos teamed up with Kat, the mysterious Alnessi rogue. Together, they have made a name for themselves as the Mongoose and Meerkat!

The ravaged northlands still smolder as the warlord Rhygir holds Alness in an iron grip. Rumors swirl that a member of the Alnessi royal family may have survived, but Rhygir is intent on hunting down any resistance that might rally to a rogue prince who escaped the slaughter.

Though Rhygir has been consolidating power in Alness, the Mongoose and Meerkat have been hard at work, gathering resources and making alliances in Alomar and abroad. But can the new allies and old friends overcome the army of Rhygir before it can be bolstered by elite mercenaries? 

All of the pieces of the King’s Game are place! 

The Redemption of Alness collects the third year of Kat and Mangos’s adventures together, including:

  • The Flying Mongoose
  • Death and Renewal
  • Fight of the Sandfishers
  • Thunder in the North
  • Feast of the Fedai*
  • Trapped in the Loop – [Previously unpublished]*
  • The Redemption of Alness – [Previously unpublished]*

* : [We WILL be publishing these stories serially in Cirsova Magazine, however backers of Volume 3 will get these these last two stories before they are published in the Fall and Winter 2023 issues].

Burst Water Heater

So, my water heater just went out, and the cost to not only replace it but bring the whole installation up to code is through the roof.

There has never been a better time to buy from us!

  • Amazon [Paperbacks and eBooks]
  • Lulu [Paperbacks and Hardcovers]
  • eBay [Boardgames, Toys, Original Art, and More!]