A dark science fiction / fantasy series about telepathic triplets and their fight to survive in a hostile universe. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 17, 2013.
About this project
This is the story of Jetta, Jaeia and Jahx Kyron and their fight to perservere in a universe not welcoming to children or humans—and least of all telepaths. Aimed at a mature audience, the Triorion series is best suited for readers who have enjoyed books such as Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games, The Saga of the Seven Suns or any of the Star Wars novel series.
My name is L. J. Hachmeister, and I've been working on this series since I was just about the age of my protagonists. It wasn't until the last few years that I was able to finally write and publish book one, Triorion: Awakening, but even with the lower cost of e-publishing, I've found myself struggling to cover all the costs that go into each book. Each book includes contributions from an illustrator, graphic artist, photographer, copy editor and proofreader. There are also numerous production and advertising costs, as well as the little necessities like keeping a roof over the author's head. This Kickstarter campaign will help fund the development and production costs of the rest of this series as Jetta, Jaeia and Jahx find out just how far their telepathic talents can take them.
The first book in the series, Triorion: Awakening, begins with the five-year-old siblings struggling to survive on a harsh alien planet under the thumb of a brutal owner. When their extraordinary telepathic talents are discovered, they are coerced into leading the Dominion’s interplanetary military. Triorion: Awakening is already available for Amazon Kindle, Nook, iPad and many other electronic devices. Paperback editions can also be purchased on Amazon.com or CreateSpace.com. Go to www.triorion.com for more information. Save 50% by purchasing the electronic version of Awakening through this Kickstarter campaign!
Triorion: Abomination, is the second book in the series, and picks up at the end of the devastating war that has left millions of Sentients displaced and entire worlds obliterated. Torn between her duties as a military leader and fulfilling her promises to her siblings, eight-year-old Jetta finds herself succumbing to a dark voice that grows louder each day. The siblings, once inseparable, face new enemies as the true source of their talents emerge and threatens to tear them apart. Triorion: Abomination will be available for early release for those pledging $15 or more in this Kickstarter campaign.
Triorion: Reborn, divided into parts I and II, finds Earth to be an uninhabitable planet ruined centuries ago by biological and nuclear warfare. However, the dead world suddenly becomes the focus of both ally and foe as a fabled terrestrial technology for planet resurrection becomes a beacon of hope in a war-torn galaxy. The triplets make startling discoveries about their link to the forgotten world and about the malevolent force that is consuming Jetta. Triorion: Reborn, parts I and II, will be made available for early release for those pledging $30 or more.
The fate of book five, Triorion: Nemesis, depends on your pledges. Want to become part of this epic saga? Read about the $750 and $1,000 rewards tiers...
***See below for your chances to win the 7th sketch!
About the Artist:
Cef Grima brings a wealth of talent and experience to the Triorion universe, having worked as an art director for Disney, as well as an artist at High Voltage Software. He is highly regarded in his field, specializing in illustration, concept art, 3D modeling and animation.
Available Artist Sketches, 1-6:
***See below for your chances to win the 7th sketch!
Theme song (MP3):
Crafted by professional video game composer and esteemed musician Ryan Nicholl of RNA Studios, the Triorion orchestral theme music brings new dimension to the struggles of Jetta, Jaeia, and Jahx Kyron, from the triplets’ troubled and mysterious beginnings to their galactic battles against the legions of the undead Motti.
Rigorously composed over two months, Ryan shows the conflict, loss, and costly triumph of the triplets. In his own words, Ryan describes his work: “The initial melody played on piano can be thought of as the ‘triplets’ theme.’ Through the course of six movements, the listener can hear the triplets hiding, being chased and attacked, feeling loss and eventually transformed by the malign forces in this epic story. But in the end, during the last two movements, we can hear that some victory has been found, if only a fleeting one...”
Ryan also scored and provided the sound design for the Triorion teaser trailer, giving us a chilling sample of his work. In this short, evocative segment, the listener is caught in the rising malevolent dissonance, only to narrowly escape on the melodic innocence of the triplets' theme.
“It’s an extraordinarily potent, visceral experience. For those that have read the book—you know which scenes Ryan has chosen to highlight. For those that haven’t yet—you’ll know with certainty what awaits you.” –E. Linden, Amazon Reviewer
With over five minutes of fully symphonic music, the Triorion theme music provides unique depth to the storytelling experience that is not to be missed.
*Available to those pledging $10 or more.
The $750 and $1,000 rewards tiers:
Pledge $750 and video chat with the author. You will craft a character's name and receive some insight in their fate. However, if you pledge $1,000, you will not only receive all the other tier prizes, but you will BECOME a character in book five, Triorion: Nemesis, and all the books that follow. Will you be a hero or a villain? Will you be friends or foes with the infamous Kyron three? What will your special power be?
I will interview you extensively about your character. You may base your character off of your own likeness or someone else's--or they may be completely fictitious. You will determine almost every aspect of your character, from their appearance right down to their idiosyncrasies. Cef Grima, lead illustrator and graphic artist for this series, will do a personalized sketch of your character. You will receive the original sketch, signed by both the artist and author. It will also appear in Nemesis as well as the Triorion website, www.triorion.com.
How will you change the universe?
*The minimum funding goal of $1,000 will cover the editing and publication costs associated with book 2, Triorion: Abomination. Additional funds will go towards these goals:
$2,000 Covers the production costs of book 3, Triorion: Reborn, part I
$3,000 Covers the production costs of book 4, Triorion: Reborn, part II
$4,000 Covers the production costs of book 5, Triorion: Nemesis
$5,000 Covers the cost of illustrations for books 3-5
$7,500 Covers the development, editing and publication costs associated with books 6 and 7 (titles withheld)
Enter to Win the 7th Sketch!
Pledge in any tier amount and share the link to this Kickstarter campaign on your facebook or other social media page to be entered to win a one-of-a-kind sketch by Cef Grima depicting two of the author's favorite characters. This unique sketch will be signed by both artist and author, with a personalized message to the recipient.
***Please note: The dollar amount you pledge will determine how many times your name is entered into the drawing. For example $1=1 chance. $1000=1000 chances.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of this project are (fortunately) fairly limited. "Triorion: Awakening" is published, "Abomination" is ready for publication, and "Reborn," parts I and II, are fully drafted and awaiting the infamous red pen of my editor. "Triorion: Nemesis," and the proposed books to follow, are outlined. I wait only for the characters you will help me create so I tell the rest of this dark saga.
Many of the tiers have multiple rewards, and therefore multiple delivery dates, but only one date was able to be posted. Because of this, the latest delivery date was posted. ***Please note that most of the rewards can be delivered immediately after the Kickstarter ends, and I anticipate delivering many more before the estimated delivery dates.***
Regarding the novels that are outlined: It takes me a year to draft a 400 page novel, and about five to seven months to edit. I will post regular updates on my website concerning the progress of books 5, 6 and 7.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
.epub (Nook and iPad), .mobi (Kindle) and PDF (handheld e-readers, PDAs and computers). Please contact the project manager or author with inquiries about other formats.
Pledge $1 or more
Name in credits of book 3, "Triorion: Reborn," part I. E-book of "Triorion: Awakening," book 1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $5 or more
LEECH: "Triorion" ringtone and character questionnaire. Includes all rewards for Launnie.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $10 or more
SCABBER: "Triorion" theme music (MP3). Includes all rewards for Launnie and Leech.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $15 or more
DEADSKIN: Early release, e-book 2, "Triorion: Abomination." Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech and Scabber.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
DEADWALKER: Early release, e-book 3, "Triorion: Reborn," part I. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber and Deadskin.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
EXILE: Early release, e-book 4, "Triorion: Reborn," part II. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin and Deadwalker.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
DOG-SOLDIER: Hardcopy of book 1, "Triorion: Awakening." Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker and Exile.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
STARWAYS CITIZEN: Signed hardcopy of book 1, "Triorion: Awakening," with personalized message and temporary tattoo. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker and Exile.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
CAPTAIN: One limited edition artist sketch. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker, Exile and Starways Citizen.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
ADMIRAL: Signed collection of books 1-4. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker, Exile, Captain, temporary tattoo and personalized message in hardcopy books.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
CHIEF COMMANDING OFFICER: All six limited edition artist sketches. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker, Exile, Admiral, temporary tattoo and personalized message in hardcopy books.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
MILITARY MINISTER: You name a character in book 5, "Triorion: Nemesis." Video chat with the author. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker, Exile, Admiral, Chief Commanding Officer, temporary tattoo and personalized message in hardcopy books.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
TRIORION: You name and create a MAJOR character in book 5. Base the likeness off of yourself or someone you know--or make it up completely. You will receive an original artist sketch of your character. This sketch will also appear in book 5 as well as the "Triorion" website. Includes all rewards for Launnie, Leech, Scabber, Deadskin, Deadwalker, Exile, Admiral, Chief Commanding Officer, temporary tattoo and personalized message in hardcopy books.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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