(novel) Blade of the Avatar - where to buy?

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  1. Kupursk

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    Howdy folks,
    I've been following the game for a long while but this is my first post here. Hope this is the right part of the forums to ask that...

    My account is "adventure" level, bought on Steam, so I don't automatically have access to the Blade of the Avatar novel.

    I'm trying to figure out how to buy the novel, but can't seem to find it anywhere, not even in the game store.

    Can anyone guide me to where I could buy a digital copy of it?

    :)
     
  2. Alley Oop

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    It's being expanded to a trilogy and is not available yet.
     
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    Welcome Kupursk!
     
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    Hey folks, thanks for the replies. But I'm a bit confused...

    So what's the current status of the novel(s)? One book fully completed and more being made?
    What's this Sword of Midras? Is it the same as Blade of the Avatar with a different name? Or another novel?


    Duke Greagoir, thanks for the link, but do you have one for a digital version? PDF, Kindle or any other format? :)
     
  7. Duke Olahorand

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    I think so ... the sword which gaves the original book its name was found in Midras ...
    Maybe the publisher decided to require a more catching name for better sales.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olahorand
     
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    My understand is the Blade of the Avatar book that was a pledge reward is the basis of the Sword of Midras. The entire BotA book is in Sword of Midras, with SoM having more chapters added. There is only a hardcover of this book being produced.

    The only ebook of BotA was in the pledges and was available from the add on store for a period of time.

    Welcome Kupursk!
     
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    Well... that's kind of annoying for those of us who got BOTA before they decided to make an expanded version... :/
     
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    Is the Sword of Midras the version of the book backers get who pledged for the physical version of the book?
     
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    I certainly hope so. Otherwise I'd have waited for the full version of the book before pledging had I known. :/
     
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    I'd be surprised if backers did not get the print book version as an updated PDF. But I don't know if we'll also get books 2 and 3 of this trilogy as part of that pledge.

    Also, for those of you wondering about the cover artist, it's by Pierre Droal.

    http://pierredroal.tumblr.com/
    http://pierredroal.deviantart.com/art/Sword-of-Midras-570590608
     
  13. Duke Olahorand

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    Well, since the rights for the book have been transferred to the publisher, I do not see us get an updated PDF.
    As due to the same reason there was no regular way to supply the finished German BotA Community translation to entitled German backers as PDF through the SotA account site.
    *Salute*
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    Would be nice to hear something official about that. My pledge includes the printed novel...
     
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    I assume part of the deal which Portalarium made will include the printed books for the backers, at least book 1.
    Further books could be tied to pledges for later episodes if this payment model will stay.
     
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    The physical book that will fulfill the pledge reward will be a Paperback version of Shroud of the Avatar, not the Sword of Midras.

    From this week's Update of the Avatar, available in your email, and on the main page of www.shroudoftheavatar.com is this:
     
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    what a lovely way to treat those of us who backed early for this to be written in the first place
     
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    I'm not offended. I can see the business sense in the decision and see no violation of the pledge reward. We are still getting what we signed up for.
     
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    Welcome to SOTA, Kupursk!
     
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