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Published Novel!  Year of the Guardian! by Wood-Splitter-Lee Published Novel!  Year of the Guardian! by Wood-Splitter-Lee


 
Ebay user  Stamp by SNKGFX:iconcheckmarkplz: My Published Novel--> :thumb122484089: www.ebay.com/itm/141364963243?… :happybounce::squee::happybounce: Order yours now! :la:

Year of the Guardian
Curse of Power
Young Adult Fantasy Adventure Novel
-336 Pages-

(The first 100 signed copies were gobbled up fast! This is the second printing!)

I'm extremely excited to announce my Novel can now be ordered! The First 100 paper back copies have been released! :squee:

Published Novel!  Year of the Guardian! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
In one of Jaden’s secret ventures to the Upperworld, he develops a strange and powerful ability. Or is it... a curse? Can he use his ability to battle the evil that is about to destroy his Underworld home?
....Or will it destroy him first?

"I view this story as another extension of my artwork. Any mistakes found in the book are my own! I hope the "Year of the Guardian, Curse of Power" can take you on many unforgettable adventures as it did for me..." :thanks:

And yes! The beast I painted on the cover I also made into a Poseable. :D

Enjoy! :la:
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-Reader Sample Feed Back!-



"There are very few things in this world like a well-produced book that shows the author and printer give a damn. This is one of those books. Ms. Cross is a multi-faceted talent and her writing shows all the hallmarks of developing into a unique and rich voice over time.
I am delighted to note that the book has very few grammatical errors, which is a welcome reversal of a trend that seems to be creeping into many new publications of late and in danger of becoming acceptable in this world of 'average will do'.
All in all, a recommended read for lovers of young adult fantasy.
I would also get a copy for the bibliophile in your life. This young lady really could produce a blockbuster and said collector might appreciate having an early edition of her first on his or her shelf."

"I just finished reading your book, Lee, and I loved it! The descriptions, humor, adventure, danger, and much much more, made it a good read!"

"The book came today!! I started reading it and fell in love with the way you write! I love the way you described Shime! She sounds funny! So far, my favorite character is Vann. He reminds me of a friend of mine. I'm eager to read the rest of it! You have great skill and I love the way you describe things! Keep writing! If your write more books, I'll order them!"

"When I started reading I just couldn't stop. It was one of my most favorite books! You did a good job on that book!"

"I absolutely LOVED it!!! The use of your incredibly unique creatures and style was amazing and I had a very difficult time putting it down to even sleep! My favorite part was your amazing creatures and their very vivid descriptions. I also loved how you brought Vann's childlike innocence to life. My favorite scene was when Bremen was telling Jaden about how Vann had taken out the guards with his eyes closed!"

"Top quality book delivered rapidly! Recommended international seller!"

"Really an entertaining book! I am on page 111 and enjoying it!"

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:icondaydreamer-jj:
DayDreamer-JJ Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got to get this!
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leairon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
looks good ill buy when i get the money
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boofyhalfpint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Hi Wood Splitter.
I hope you enjoy(ed) our part of the world (I am 'next door 'in Australia).

I just saw your video about your second book and it just blew me away. I am just finishing transforming a story about my kidney failure/dialysis/transplant from the POV of my two dogs into a screenplay and want to use puppets to animate it and you just showed me I can do that!!! Thanks so much from a fellow dyslexic. (I sent you a note because I didn't see this first sorry). I love your gallery, especially that adorable little wolf cub! I look forward to seeing you show Weta what you can do. I would love to know if they use your talent for any movies it would be awsome to see them after seeing your work here. Best of Luck. 
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StacieWacieee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INSANELY TALENTED

 AND BEAUTIFUL.

AND SUCCESSFUL.

<3
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Cast02 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Very pretty
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PurrpleUniverse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014

do you have other books or is this the first one you have written?


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AnnaWieszczyk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Love the work your doing- creating worlds on your own and your craft is really fantastic! And you also look like such a nice, seet person! Totally rad!
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Tessa95 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Did you self publish or have it published by a company? If you did self publish, how did you get a book to print as beautiful as that?! :)
The colors are very vivid and beautiful. 
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amberdragon101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Are you going to write a female protogonistic book of that style?
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ScarsAndStories Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so pretty! I wanna look like you XD
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Artistic outdoorsy hot gal! Wid dat cap n vest you is look like you gonna go out n help mom bring home a caribou. Duck dynasty dudes got nuthin on you.
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:iconparkitrix:
Parkitrix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Writer

Hello, author of "Year Of The Guardian" (I couldn't see your name anywhere)!

 

I'm an author, like yourself! I'm currently writing a trilogy of books, called the "ACRATARA Trilogy". I currently have them safely copyrighted, and my first novel's manuscript is being reviewed by Scholastic.

It's looking great, so far!

The books are titled as so:

"Acratara"

"Craota"
"Triumph"

 

I know exactly what you mean about being dyslexic. My grandfather is actually dyslexic, but he's also the pastor of our Baptist Church. It's not a hindrance in the slightest, but a great blessing, as he does amazing things with his sermons that a lot of pastors these days cannot do.

 

My books are actually written in the style of "readable for all ages", as my target audience is, well, everyone. My novel plot-telling has a foundation based upon God and his wondrous work, where I implement his existence within my novels through a different name: Elohim (one of his many names in the Bible). The genre of the novels are action/adventure/fantasy, and has a grand mixture of humor, love, and emotion interwoven within its pages. I imagine the story as if it's being told through camerawork and scripting of a Steven Spielberg film (I love his movies). Basically, the story revolves around a group of late teenagers who are descendants of the "Acratara' (I created my own language for the story, and Acratara means "followers of Elohim"), who are the purest of heart human beings who fight behind the scenes of Earth's events, against an enemy called the "Craota" (Followers of Traitus, who is the physical embodiment of Lucifer's great strength and hatred of humanity).

 

I just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration to us all. I am a huge fan of your fantasy artwork, and I hope to pick your novel up after my deployment, which will be over soon!

 

A friend of mine gave me a few art concepts to bring some of my characters to life, as I am more talented with writing than I am with art.

The primary villain of my first book is actually my Deviant Art Profile Picture, which is to the upper left!

Keep doing what you're doing, and feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding my story, if you're curious to read what it's about!

I hope one day that my novels will be in a Barnes and Noble right next to yours! Fingers crossed!

 

Kyle Stone

-21 Years Old

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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Kyle,

Thanks for such kind words, your book sounds phenomenal!  Best of luck with the publishing as well! (I'm a christian and 21 as well) :D

Lee Cross
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Parkitrix Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer

You're welcome, Ms./Mrs. Cross :)

Hooray for being 21! ^_^

It's always nice to find other Christians with novelist dreams out there.

When I get home after Christmas I'll pick up a copy of your novel.

After so long of reading nothing but Army stuff, this will be a delightful take-off into the world of fantasy :)

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ppppoprocks Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLD ON a sec. So you're telling me you create beautiful artisan crafts, you're an author.. AND YOURE GORGEOUS!?
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DemonioHorrible Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I bet she's nice too. And rich.




Life's a bitch.
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:iconincompetentrainy:
IncompetentRainy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet she's rich. Have you seen how much her stuff sells for?
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't be silly. "How much you sell something for" doesn't reflect how rich you are. "How much something sells for" reflects supply of an object over demand for an object against the time and effort used to produce said object (the cost for materials used also comes into play in there somewhere).

Let's say it took 2 weeks for her to make the Fantasy Thunder Guardian that auctioned for ~$600. That means she is making $300 per week. That means she is equivalent to making $15,600 per year and because of taxes and that new enforced insurance plan that she has to pay out of her own pocket (opposed to an employer who pays some of that for you), that means her take-home is equivalent to about $10,900 per year (or about $209 per week), IF she makes one every 2 weeks.
The problem with auctions and selling things yourself is; you have to do your own marketing/advertising and promotion, which means you work your :censored: off, all the time.
There is no "paid vacations" as any time you aren't doing your craft, you aren't making money.

Now you now why she has also written a book and looks for contract jobs with WETA...
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HonorTruth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
 Actually, Lee was personally invited to Weta.  I heard she declined being paid by Weta and worked on projects for free, and has no intentions of working for them permanently because she had her own goals and her income of her own creatures was more then the income of a Weta employee.  I asked about the book too and she only wrote it for fun and had no idea even that would take off too.  Lee is over just extremely blessed, generous and gifted and I'm honored to know her.
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a little out of the blue. "...huh? what? Who's lee?" :XD:

Thank you, but I think I remember reading somewhere that Lee was invited to weta, and frankly I don't care how much she made or didn't make.
She isn't my daughter or granddaughter and even if she was, it isn't any of my business.

Look kid, I just like her artwork, and whether I like a person or not, generally hate seeing someone being idly gossiped about and that's why I said what I said.

'nuff said.
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IncompetentRainy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay okay, calm down. I'm sorry, I don't know much of this stuff.
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:confused: uh, there's nothing to calm down, I was just being factual in the friendly rebuke.

Your emphatic comment came across as a little naive, so I used a lengthy explanation so you might learn something and not be so naive next time.

Heh, I would have used harsher words than "silly" and more :censored: icons if I wasn't calm. You might also note the lack of exclamation points.
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IncompetentRainy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay sorry
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ArtistOfDawn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so great!
I might have to buy a copy.
Hey do you think you could tell me how to get published.
I have tons of writing some finished most not just lying around.
Please help.
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UndefinedWRX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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Riomy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Wow! You published a novel?! I'm really amazed by your growth these past years. xD'
After all, it's still thanks to you, that my arts/crafts started to get a lot more views because you explained me a lot and encouraged me. ^^
Since it's possible to ship worldwide, I think I'm going to buy it. You're an incredible person (and I really regret it not to have more contact with you) and so I guess/hope your book will show that, too. ^.~
It's still my dream to publish a novel myself, even though it's not that easy.

Keep on and never let anything get you down! Okay? (^-^)/
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for such kind words Riomy!  :tighthug: I hope you enjoy the story! :la:
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InvisaHO Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're so cute damnit!!
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
okay never mind the previous comment.... made an account and ordered ^^
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I don't have an account on e-bay yet, fortuantely the price of the book isn't too high (so together with the steep shipping it's affordable :la:)
I think I just have to buy it^^
I mean, I think you're an awesome artist and this book looks really cool :D
On top of that you are always really kind on DA and I gladly support you
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for such kind words! :tighthug:  If your international, you'll be refunded around $10.00 on shipping since ebay set that way too high! :faint:  I hope you enjoy the story! :squee:
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
My pleasure ^^
I know, I refunded that refund ;D it's perfectly affordable (though e-bay will get a huge profit out of the shipping I think)
I've read part of it already and it's really nice so far!
Love it ^^ :heart:
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I'm happy to hear your enjoying the story!  Ah yes I'm sorry ^^;  I was pretty tired and it was late at night when I was going through messages and didn't notice who I was replying to! :D  Thank you and I hope you have a fantastic week! :la:
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist
it's really nicely written Lee ^^
And it's totally fine, I hope you will also have an awesome week :D
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Holly-Noelle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Received my copy today!  Will be starting it tonight!
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:iconwood-splitter-lee:
Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't wait for you to read it! :squee:
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:iconholly-noelle:
Holly-Noelle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Received my copy today!  Will be starting it tonight!
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GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
wow congrats. that's a big deal? I take it that's you holding the novel? Not to be random or weird, but you're also very pretty.
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and yes that would be lil oll me holding my novel. :D
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GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I just wanted to say that the question mark at the end of "that's a big deal" was suppose to be an exclamation mark. lol sorry.
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SarasDVS Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Rise of the guardians". "Legend of the guardians". "The last guardian", and now "year of the guardian". There's a pattern here. XD I think it looks interesting. I love the statue monster thing on the cover and in front. Your very skilled. I can't say for sure if I'll ever read the book cause I'm lazy when it comes to reading but hey you never know...
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  Well considering this book was actually written 7 years ago, the title has no pattern with what has recently come out, :D
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SarasDVS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it was just funny cause I've been seeing tons of stuff with Guardian in the name. ^_^
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OneAndOnlyEpic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just got my book today cant wait to start reading!
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
sweet!
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Congrats! :)
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OyamaTatsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
2 are on their way to Hawaii. One for the family to read and one to lock away beneath a meter of plexiglass so that when you are a mad crazy famous writer we can show off our mint copy. ;D
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't wait for it to be read! :squee: They are on their way! :la:
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WitTea Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool! I love how you made the cover's possible too :D Best of luck, so excited for you :la:
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dwdriver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congraulations,I'm looking forward to reading your novel!!!! if you get a chance check out my new Dragon and let me know what you think?I went to my first art show thanks to your advice and it went very well, I'm aiming for DRAGON CON next year!!! your work is still fantastic and I will keep watching:)
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