‘Assault or Attrition’ is described as a fast-paced, sci-fi/fantasy novel written by Blake Northcott, author of the Kindle best seller vs. Reality. It is also the follow up to ‘Arena Mode’ which is the most-backed Kickstarter project in the Publishing-Fiction category so far this year. But don’t let that turn you off. having read “Arena Mode’ is not a requirement for Blake’s latest outing as each story has it’s own beginning, middle, and end. Most exciting: you can help make it happen by backing the project on Kickstarter and get lots of rewards for doing so.
Synopsis: Thanks to an inoperable tumor pressing against his brain, Matthew Moxon was left with few options for survival. In 2041 his only chance was a multi-million dollar nanotech procedure – a price tag far out of reach until he entered ‘Arena Mode’: a no-holds-barred fighting tournament reserved for super-powered beings, where the winner would become one of the wealthiest people on the planet.
Moxon escaped the grueling event with his life, as well as the grand prize…but en route to crossing the proverbial finish line he was forced to kill Sergei Taktarov: a superhuman with a legion of followers who considered him the Second Coming.
In the aftermath of Arena Mode, Moxon retreats to Northern Canada in search of solace, unaware that he’ll soon be hunted by religious extremists, bounty hunters, and entire governments – all in search of the one known as ‘The God Slayer’.
This novel sets itself apart from others in that several DC, Marvel, and Image comics artists have created character designs to go along with the story. Artists such as Mark McKenna, Dave Johnson, Steve McNiven, Natasha Allegri, and others. According to the author, “I wanted to blur the line a little between novels and graphic novels. The concept of flipping to the back and seeing character illustrations is something that really excited me. I’d seen similar concepts in children’s and young adult books, but never anything targeting a more mature audience.”
This time around, Blake is offering lots of rewards ranging from the “Hero Pack” which includes your name in the book to the “Infinity Gauntlet Package” reward of being the protagonist in your own 10,000-15,000 word short story that Blake will co-write with one of her editors. This package includes the main character designed after you (with your name, similar look, and some powers of your choice) that takes place in and around the events of Summer 2041 in the Arena Mode universe. There will also be a custom cover – illustrated by Marvel, DC or Image Comics artists – with you looking all bad-ass and heroic. Your character might show up in future Arena Mode stories, and will definitely appear in the Arena Mode Tabletop Role-Playing Game. AND, she’ll print ten (10) copies of your book and ship them to you, anywhere in the world! (You’ll also receive everything in the ASGARDIAN WARRIOR LEGENDARY PACK + a 30 minute Skype chat + exclusive updates from Blake herself).
At this point, the project has already met it’s funding goal, but it’s not too late to get in on the rewards that go with it. So, in the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Make it so!”