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International Gamers Write Fictional Fantasy Book without ever Meeting
The Book is entitled "Sagar'un - Tales of a New World" by Crystal Rayne and Konrad Hollenstein, and Amazon's Kindle Books, Amazon.com and sagarun.com. This is a new book by these authors with a very interesting back story on it.
Here is the strange back story on this book and the authors:
There is an internet game call enemy territory, which is played by people all over the world, kind of like World of Warcraft type thing. Anyhow, the two authors of Sagar'un became friends while playing the game. The primary author/editor;
In late 2009, Crystal Rayne decided to contact Hollenstein as well as another gaming friend (Tom Mrevlje) they had made who lives in Slovenia, who ultimately has become the graphics designer for their book. Rayne proposed to Hollenstein and Mrevelje that they write a book together, but this was not to be a normal way of writing the book, since everything was being done through FaceBook chat and email. Remember, none of these people have ever met!
In July 2010, Rayne and Hollenstein had finished writing their book called Sagar'un, and Tom Mrevlje designed a striking cover for the book and solicited a friend of his to draw up a map for the book. The entire book was put together by another gaming friend, Richard Will, who proposed to the writers and graphics designer that they should all start a company for publishing the book. In July of 2010, PublicNation Publishing House was formed by the writers, artist and friend.
While Crystal Rayne is the primary author of the book, it should be noted that Rayne has never written a fantasy book before, nor is she a fantasy book reader. Hollenstein, on the other hand, is an avid fantasy book reader. This does not, however, mean that this book is not an excellent read!
The book is currently out on Amazon.com's Kindle website, Amazon.com as a paperback book, and is available through their website at http://www.sagarun.com. The reviews from people that have read the book so far are incredible! As stated earlier, you can read a chapter of the book for free at their website http://www.sagarun.com as well as the press release that has been published in the United States, Germany, Saudi Arabia and many other countries.
Humorously, many of the characters within the book are formed from the personalities of other gaming friends of the writers, or their real life friends. In some cases, such as an entire family from Saudi Arabia, the actual people's names are used as well.
To the best of my personal knowledge, this is the first time in history that such a book has been written in this manner, with so many people that have never met being involved in one way or the other in the book.
To add to this, it should be mentioned that Crystal Rayne is the mother of 7 children and that this book was written in the middle of her days taking care of her children and home.
Read the book and post your review here, if you would be so kind. i think you will find this book to be an excellent read. Some reviewers of the book seem to feel that this book is better than Lord of the Rings. The authors are also currently writing several other books at this time; Rayne is writing a historical romance novel called Raven that takes place in the Bannick, Montana area in the 1800’s, and Hollenstein is writing a Sci-Fi book called Gods and Aliens. They are also working on the 2nd book in the 12 book series of Sagarun at the same time.
If you wish to contact me in reference to this, my information is below. I am the CEO of PublicNation Publishing House, and a fellow gamer of the authors.
Come read a free chapter of the book, you have nothing to lose by taking a look.
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Page Updated Last on: Aug 09, 2010