My name is Michael Sacal. I'm the writer and creator of KNIGHTS LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG, a 144-page graphic novel that tells the story of the modern day heirs to the legacy of the PENDRAGON. I'm currently working on putting together a Kickstarter to help finance the production of the novel and wanted to tell you about it in the hopes that it's something that might interest you to support in any way you can.
"Awakening..." focuses on two modern heirs of the PENDRAGON, LAURENCE GREY and ETHAN McBride.
Laurence is a soulless man whose lack of self makes him indifferent to people’s suffering and drives him to oppress the people of the EUROPEAN UNION. In his search to find a glassmith able to restore Caliburn’s broken glass blade so he can use it to open Arthur’s burial chamber, he inadvertently awakens his innocent true self. Driven by the need to earn forgiveness for his sins, Laurence embarks on a journey that takes him from the world of magic across the world of man in search of absolution, but what he finds instead is the key to unlock his buried past.
Ethan is a selfish man whose determination in discovering where he comes from blinds him to the needs of others and compels him to only take action expecting a reward for his efforts. The only trace he has to his origins is a locket emblazoned with the coat of arms of the HOUSE OF THE PENDRAGON. After his locket is stolen, he embarks on a quest that takes him from the world of man across the world of magic to get it back, but what he finds instead is the devastating truth to the question that has plagued him his entire life.
The emergence of the isle of AVALON – the fabled resting place of king ARTHUR PENDRAGON – portents their heroic awakening. Should either one fail to embrace their birthright, it would bring about the birth of a DRUID MECCA built atop the ruins of the European Union – the modern KINGDOMS OF CAMELOT.
KNIGHTS LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG is a sweeping saga that gives previously accepted facts about Arthurian lore a new interpretation, which allows it to stand on its own merits alongside other tales inspired by the source material.
You can learn lots more about this project at the Knights Legacy Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/KnightsLegacy
. You'll find information about the characters including artwork (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.461270260607974.1073741825.139395476128789&type=3
), and a fully-lettered preview of the first six pages (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.585965381471794.1073741834.139395476128789&type=3
You can also follow me on Twitter at @HeroicTStudios and @MichaelSacal.
I hope you like what you see! Thanks.