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Acheron & Styxx: House of Didymos

Created by Sherrilyn McQueen

Acheron & Styxx took the world by storm. Now, fifteen years later, the immortal twins are united for the first time into a single set.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Free patches
almost 2 years ago – Fri, May 06, 2022 at 10:08:43 PM

We and Sherri wanted to let everyone know exactly how much we appreciate all the support you've shown her and the Kickstarter for Acheron & Styxx. As a way to say thank you, we are going to be sending out a FREE special anniversary edition Ash & Styxx Didymos patch to the first 4500 backers who pledge any ebook and above tier, even if they pick the ebook without a swag option. This is our special gift to you to say thank you so much for everything.


The patch will look like the one attached, except it will be black & gold to match the anniversary edition and these are peel and stick. So they're patches and stickers, and they will be sent out in November in time for the holiday season.


If you've already pledged, don't worry. There's nothing more for you to do. It will be sent to you automatically at the end of the year.


Again, we and Sherri so appreciate all of you!  https://www.kickstarter.com/.../acheron-and-styxx-house...



Thank you SO much!

Signed editions
almost 2 years ago – Sun, May 01, 2022 at 06:38:45 PM

Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed we no longer have unsigned editions available. The signed editions ran out of stock so fast that we received a large notice of emails from fans who were heartbroken that they'd missed their chance to get an autographed copy. 

Since the whole reason Sherri wanted to do this was to make her fans happy, she has decided that ALL copies will be signed, regardless of how many are pledged. Have NO fear about what tier you pledged or what it currently says (because of the way Kickstarter works, we cannot amend the tiers to show that the tiers will be signed, but they will be signed, we promise). ALL hardback books will be signed before they are shipped. We and Sherri will make sure of it!

Thanks so much!

Jake, Kate, Kim, Sheri, Hinako, Madaug and Sherri

We're funded! Now what?
almost 2 years ago – Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 02:59:15 AM

Since a lot of fans have never used Kickstarter before, we wanted to take a moment and answer a few questions that keep coming up:

When will I be billed?
Even though we have met our original production goal, NO ONE will be billed until after June 3rd at 2 PM when the Kickstarter concludes. Until then, you are free to pledge your backer support for your tier and you won't have to fear it being billed to your card. Again, you will not be billed until June 3rd so if there is a limited tier that you wish to reserve, please get your reservation in before it closes.

Can I change my mind?
Yes. Until June 3 at 2 PM you can change your tier pledge, make additions to your order or cancel it without any penalties or problems. Simply return to the site and click "manage my pledge."

Can I add additional books/boxes, etc?
Yes. Again, you have until June 3 at 2 PM to change your tier pledge, make additions to your order or cancel it without any penalties or problems. Simply return to the site and click "manage my pledge."

When will I get my items?
We have the shipping schedule on the Kickstarter page and will do everything within our power to stick to it. We do not forsee any problems and we will be keeping everyone informed every step of the way. One of the things we're doing is using a printer in the US to make sure we're not held up by customs or overseas shipping delays.

What are Stretch Goals?
Now that the initial production cost is met and the Kickstarter campaign is still open, stretch goals allow us to give more "rewards" (and free ones) to our backers rather than keep the money our backers have invested in the project. This way the more money people pledge to the project, the more everyone gets. It's a way of sharing fairly with our backers of all levels and saying thank you to you for believing in our project and backing it. If we were to exceed the top stretch goal, we would add additional benefits to the campaign. Our goal is to reward all of Sherri's faithful readers and backers for their support.

How does Sherri plan to release the name of Ash's father?
If we meet the current final stretch goal, Sherri will put that information inside the new full novel she plans to write  about Acheron & Styxx. With what she intends for that story, it would be a perfect place to add it. All the backers will get a free copy of that novel (either as an ebook or hardback, depending on the pledge tier they've chosen).

I can't afford to pledge. Can I get a copy of the Fifth Novel?
If, by some miracle, we reach that stretch goal, we will make a standard hardback of that novel available through our normal distribution POD channels that we use for Julian of Macedon, Born of Night, etc. That hardback will not have the additional pictures, stamping, etc.

I have to have that Fifth Novel. What do I need to do?
Please help us spread the word. The more backers we have the more rewards we'll be able to share with you. We need to reach all the stretch goals to unlock them and make them available for our backers. All pledges are welcome and appreciated. You can pledge as little as a dollar and all will count toward unlocking those stretch goals.

What if I need to update my shipping?
We will be sending out shipping confirmations before mailing any items to ensure they are sent to the right place.

Where's the survey?
Once the campaign ends on June 3, we will send out a survey to collect information from everyone.

Will I be able to purchase items after the campaign ends?
Most likely we will have some things left over such as when we do exclusive items for Comic Con or DragonCon. We have no idea how much will be available for sale. The best way to guarantee that you have what you want from the campaign is to pledge for it during the campaign window of now until June 3 at 2 PM when it concludes.

Where do I go to pledge?
YearofAcheron.com

Why Kickstarter?
almost 2 years ago – Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 06:23:13 PM

Sample of how Acheron & Styxx will be combined
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 04:02:56 AM

Hi everyone,

Since so many are curious about how Sherrilyn is going to integrate new content and what kind of items she'll be adding to the story, she went ahead and gave an excerpt to show how the volumes will flow. You can read that here: https://mailchi.mp/mightybarnacle/sample


We are over halfway there! Please help us spread the word so that we can make this special anniversary set happen. YearofAcheron.com


Thanks!