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Nain Rouge: The Red Legend


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Folkteller is a company built upon the art of telling & sharing hidden stories.

Our vision is simple: create storytelling experiences that allow people to take control of their own personal entertainment. By telling the same story through print, graphics, animation, sound and film in a cohesive format, we can provide an immersive, entertainment environment.

Our universe is expanding.

In the Folkteller Universe, stories interweave with each other to create a unique tapestry of characters and plots. We are here to share stories in a compelling, meaningful way.

The legend of the Nain Rouge, told through a trilogy of books, an upcoming graphic novel, and an upcoming short film is the first story in the Folkteller Universe.

“A thrilling example of historical fiction for children!”
— Amazon Review

Evil is afoot in the Motor City. 

Some legends fade over time, others grow. 

Who knows what will happen when two middle schoolers come face-to-face with a legendary red dwarf who appears as a harbinger of doom during the greatest crisis the city has ever faced.

Are these signs that the end is near or is their story only beginning?


Evil doesn’t ever go away. Even when you think you’ve conquered it, evil can somehow find a way back in.

Tom and Elly are little older and a little wiser with a new school, new friends and all of the challenges teenagers face.

But their greatest challenge lies right in front of them. The Nain Rouge has returned and their worlds will never be the same again.


Eventually, we all have to confront what we fear most, whether we like it or not.

Tom, Elly and the rest of their adventurous friends are committed to defeating the Nain Rouge once and for all.

The curtain rises for the final act, the ultimate conflict with evil. And no one knows who will be left standing.

By weaving very adult issues of downturns, job loss, and recession-effect on families with this dark fantasy tale, Bastian has created a bogeyman we can all believe in - along with a hero and heroine who just might have the drive and energy to turn the city around.
— Amazon Review
Nain Rouge Graphic Novel

Recently funded on Kickstarter, this 80-page graphic novel based on the first book in the Nain Rouge trilogy is now available for order! Written by Josef Bastian and Illustrated by Patrick McEvoy.

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