The Final Empire is the closing installment of the Arena Mode novel trilogy, a hybrid graphic novel series merging long form fiction writing with graphic design elements.
So, what is Arena mode all about? we’ll let you hear directly from the nerd’s mouth, author, Blake Northcott.
“In his twenty-nine years, Matthew Moxon had done virtually nothing with his record-breaking IQ and unparalleled problem solving skills. Until one morning, after a dangerous fall lands him in the emergency room, he discovers that a tumor is pressing against his brain.
Unable to afford experimental but potentially life-saving surgery, Moxon takes drastic action; he volunteers for Arena Mode: 2041’s most vicious sporting event, where thirteen superhumans fight in an urban combat zone for a multi-billion dollar prize.
Moxon is forced to battle opponents possessing ungodly speed, strength, and abilities once thought to exist only across the pages of superhero comics – and he’s armed with nothing more than his rapidly-diminishing brain cells.
With the odds stacked impossibly against him, Moxon fights to not only survive the wrath of the other competitors, but to unlock the mysteries buried within the Arena itself.”
The book series has received world-wide critical acclaim and has even been accepted into the curriculum in the state of Florida. And as they welcome Destiny Nickelsen to the team, readers have an opportunity for a whole new level of awesome. Nickelsen, one of the major figureheads in the cosplay community, is the only cosplay related “perk” ever associated within the Arena Mode projects, all of which have been funded from Kickstarter.
If the next stretch goal is reached, Nickelsen will cosplay Brynja, a perception that can read minds, phase through solid objects, and exudes all qualities of badassery. She also has an insanely cute and somewhat sadistic pet Manticore…We shall call him Melvin. We’re hoping Nickelsen constructs a shoulder dragon to finish off the look.
Funding for the stretch goal project closes on November 16th.
For more information on Final Empire and Arena Mode, visit their Kickstarter Page