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An urban SciFi set in the UK showing Kalla's difficulties of escape as a POW, the suffering of PTSD and the effect on those around her.
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Story

Set in 20XX, the Kalla Trilogy shows the life of female Kalla and the price she must pay in order to escape from her prison created by Abyss. The story turns for the worse when she begins suffering from PTSD in her new friends’ encampment and continues to see many of those who had tortured her just months ago. Through this she discovers a way to save many of those around her by removing their abilities.

So what are these abilities?

They are called Techs. Techs can control the elements surrounding them, similar to a person who uses kinesis. However, these abilities are created from an unknown metal developed in the brain that triggers these abilities. Some of these abilities include short time travel, changing into water, and controlling the heat (or lack thereof) around them.

Who are the Myst?

The Myst is the largest organization for helping Techs in the world. They live in small encampments to hide from the organization Abyss as well as helping to train Techs to aid in controlling their abilities. The Myst is capable of surviving on its own with no current technology with some being born in the encampments that had never seen technology in their life.

Who is the Abyss?

The Abyss is a shadow organization within the government to capture and control Techs to use for experimentation. Some do not get sent to the main government but stay at the main building owned by the Abyss in cells or as servants. The main operator is Thales Mercer and the Witches, as Kalla called them.

So what is your money paying for?

My books, being self-published, need a copy editor and professional designer for the book covers and these things cost money.

It will also cover advertisement and marketing purposes for the book on Facebook and other social networks and emails. Another portion will then go to creating a blog without the .wordpress part in the url so not only will it look more professional but also allow your links to be trusted more as they are from an actual website.

What are the other books if it is called a trilogy?

The first book, as you noticed, is called Kalla and the Abyss. The second one being Kalla Demented and the third being Kalla's Symphony.

Want to know what you are getting yourself into?

I know, I know trusting someone’s word about a book isn’t the greatest but trusting someone’s word after reading a portion of the first book is better. I have a section of Kalla and the Abyss on Wattpad or you can go to my Facebook page.

So who is the artist for the covers?

None other than the lovely Lumaris from DeviantArt.

http://lumaris.deviantart.com/

She will be designing the covers for the books as soon as she can when I am able to get the funds for this project. Note the current one is not made by Lumaris but by me, so you can see why I need a professional designer.

Stretch Goals

$500- A side story about many of the techs in PDF form for all backers and included in the paperback exclusively for those backers.

$1000- A new take on the Kalla Trilogy set in the European medieval era, Japan's feudal era, and a future Dystopia to come out in 2014.

Risks and challenges

The first obstacle obviously being getting this project funded. Granted, for some its not much money but for a full time college student it is very tough.

Another problem would be hoping the cover artist and the copy editor can finish their parts in time. Everyone has other projects of course in their life besides me so all I can do is pray we can get it all done in time for everyone to get the books on time.

The third book also has yet to be finished but with the time I have, I should have each book prepared and ready for editing before the expected date.

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    Copy of Kalla and the Abyss, Kalla Demented and Kalla's Symphony, signed, plus the $1 backer reward with a link to your page in a new category of "Brought to you by" at the top of the list.

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    Copy of Kalla and the Abyss, Kalla Demented and Kalla's Symphony, signed, plus the $1 backer reward with a link to your page in a new category of "Brought to you by" at the top of the list and you as one of the characters in Kalla's Symphony either as a member of the Abyss or Myst.

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    A physical paper back copy of the Kalla Trilogy together, plus the $1 backer reward with a link to your page in a new category of "Brought to you by" at the top of the list. Note: This reward does require shipping and only available in the US currently.

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