The History of Nicolas and the Oracle of Knowledge - Book Launch!
Have you ever lost faith in Technology?
Part of the reason I left Silicon Valley and became a Goat Farmer was because I wanted to read some more, write some more, and do my part to make this world a better place.
That is where the passion for our farm & business HeartlandGoats.com comes from. We have been fully immersed in this pursuit for almost 4 years now, and I believe right now especially, is a special time I feel I must stick my head above water to show what else we have been working on.
I realized over the last few years that I have a real passion for reading and writing, and so I kept practicing that skill. I kept practicing, and even got my backstory published on this quality website, homestead.org.
So I kept writing and writing, and this last summer and into the fall I hunkered down in my small cabin by candle light and wrote my first book. It is a mythical enchanting story of fiction, although obviously partly my story, about a young boy named Nicolas, who shows some aptitude for technology, growing up in a world enamored with and surrounded by it, only to become disillusioned with said technology, and the way it has become. So he runs away to the forest and mountains to start again. It is a story about a lost boy who runs away, only in the end to find his journey and path to redemption to be a long and winding one through a fallen world.
But it also tells an uplifting story, a story of how to achieve better and brighter thing for all of humanity.
Basically I wanted to write a book which explains to my two sons why we do what we do out here on the Goat Farm. I sent it to a few bookish people of whom opinions I truly respect and they really enjoyed reading it. I think it is a really quality book, one that will make you laugh and cry and rejoice. I know I did writing it.
I present to you my first piece of fiction:
"The History of Nicolas and the Oracle of Knowledge."
Here is what someone who read the complete book recently said:
"Jesse Dustin has written a powerful tale of exodus, fatherhood, growth and redemption, through the intergenerational exploration of Technocracy vs Tradition, and its effects on the family unit."
"Translated" from an archaic text recovered long ago, this document/novel explores the pains and fears of both existing within, and escaping from, the Industrial world - in search of some form of freedom and hope for the future. How do we navigate this changing world? How will it change in our absence? How strong will the draw be to return to such a world, and how will our children view the decisions we've made to provide a more wholesome, nature-based future for them?
All these themes and more are explored in:
𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℍ𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪 𝕠𝕗 ℕ𝕚𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕤 & 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕆𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕝𝕖𝕕𝕘𝕖
You can get the first few chapters of the book in pdf and epub format for FREE just by giving us your e-mail address so we can stay in touch with you about future projects we are working on.
But If you really like what you see you can Pre-Order a physical copy of the whole book today for the low price of $19.99. (BONUS: The first 100 copies sold will be signed!) Or you can Order a digital copy of the book for the low price of $5.99.
Pop in your e-mail address and enjoy reading the first 8 Chapters of the book for free!
Half of all the Profits from this Book Go towards an awesome cause, spreading the future cause of the Unists, a collective of like minded individuals and homesteaders trying to make the world a better place.
And for those who can't read, the Unism Youtube channel will be making some audiobook clips from it which will be available for free on YouTube, on the Unism channel of course!
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Jesse Dustin & the whole Fam
PS: I know, I know, I can already hear someone in my head saying I could charge more and perhaps I am wrong and should be scolded, but I really do want people to read this friggin book. It is an important piece of work to me. There was a few times I was just going to launch this project and, being the hermit that I am, thought I would falter. But those around me encouraged me to keep going, just writing this to you folks, whom I feel a kinship with, helped me come up with something great, something I hope to soon be a Classic Tale.
PPS: If all goes well with this campaign, I have a 2nd and 3rd book thought out a bit. It took a lot out of me writing this one, a few months of solid work, but I think I can do it again once each year.