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Imagine an adventure set in modern times but in a world closer to Asgard than ours. Action, fantasy, darkness and a mysterious family.
Imagine an adventure set in modern times but in a world closer to Asgard than ours. Action, fantasy, darkness and a mysterious family...
Imagine an adventure set in modern times but in a world closer to Asgard than ours. Action, fantasy, darkness and a mysterious family...
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Trollkarlens arvinge

For English, please read further down: My stretch-goal is 200 000 SEK to be able to translate the novel and print it also in English. 

Mitt mål med denna Kick-starter-kampanj är att trycka upp min bok Trollkarlens arvinge, på svenska. Till det behövs summan 40 000 kr

Tänk dig ett äventyr i modern tid, men i en värld närmare Asgård än vår egen. Action, magi, mörker och en mystisk familj. Stella Zenithar är snart 17 år, hon är en vanlig tonåring men hon är också trollkarlens arvinge...

Trollkarlens arvinge
Trollkarlens arvinge

Klicka på boken om du vill läsa första kapitlet.

"Det är verkligen en storartad läsupplevelse som din roman bjuder på. Jag blev helt uppslukad direkt från första sidan och nu när jag läser är det som att jag helt glömmer bort omvärlden och är helt i din textvärld och rör mig bland de många färgstarka karaktärerna som finns där!" – Stefan Warnqvist, musikskribent och skrivarpedagog.

Jag har inte blivit utgiven än för att jag är en underdog i bokvärlden, med få kontakter och inga tidigare utgivna böcker. Ingen vågar satsa på en okänd och oprövad. Min förhoppning med den här kampanjen är att bevisa att det går att publicera en högkvalitativ bok själv och på så vis bryta sig igenom systemet. Nu i första skedet kommer jag att trycka boken på svenska men mitt stretch goal är att även översätta den och ge ut på engelska.

Ungefärlig budget: ca 24 000 SEK tryckkostnader, ca 8000 SEK Layout och publiceringskostnader, ca 4000 SEK porto, 2-4000 SEK Kick-starter och administration. (Layout, E-bok och tryckeri hjälper Idus förlag till med, så det blir professionellt och korrekt.) 

Boken, som är den första i en längre serie, har jag arbetat med i nästan tio års tid. Varje karaktär har en övertygande och genomarbetad personlighet och varje plats sin egen ton och mystik. Själva berättelsen utspelar sig i en modern tid men har anknytning till den nordiska mytologin, och naturmystik. Det märks influenser av både riddarromantik och Steampunk. Jag fick de sista bitarna att falla på plats när jag studerade vikingahistorik i London.

Inspirationen till bra berättelser hittar jag ofta i gamla historiska dokument eller i sägner och legender, både lokala och världskända. Flera av dessa källor ligger som korta artiklar på min blogg och man kan ibland spåra namnval eller händelser som kan härledas tillbaka till dessa, ibland mer än tusen år, gamla dokument.

Idéen är enkel: Jag har en berättelse som jag verkligen tror på och vill dela med er och jag behöver er hjälp att förköpa några böcker så att jag kan ha råd att trycka upp dem. För jag är en underdog, jag har varken rätt kontakter eller massor av pengar. Men jag har en fantastisk bok!

Zenithars borg
Zenithars borg

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Något som jag har varit noga med att skippa är klichéerna, både i handlingen och i språket. Starka kvinnliga och manliga karaktärer är viktigt för mig och jag tror på att bra böcker kan förändra tankesätt hos läsaren på ett positivt sätt. Ofta har fantasyliteraturen ganska trötta könsstereotypa karaktärer och det är något jag gärna ändrar på. Ända sedan jag var tonåring själv så har jag önskat mig fantasyliteratur som var befriad från stereotypa bilder, och har starka kvinnliga huvudroller.

Trollkarlens arvinge är skriven till äldre tonåringar/unga vuxna, men mitt mål är att många andra också ska vilja läsa den. Det är ett lättläst språk, men inte för enkelt, och många karaktärer är unga, men inte alla. Plats- och karaktärsnamn är noga valda och har ofta en djupare mening än vad man först tror. 

Rewards: My own illustrated post cards
Rewards: My own illustrated post cards

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Jag är också illustratör och att läsa Trollkarlens arvinge är som att bli översköljd av bilder, texten blir nästan en filmisk upplevelse. Det är så jag skriver, jag ser varje scen framför mig.

En bra bok kan ta dig med till en annan värld och få dig att glömma både tid och rum. Den berör med kärlek, sorg och längtan, den berusar med action, mystik och rå vilja och den kittlar med nya karaktärer och nya platser. Den ger dig en plats att försvinna till som är din egen och där du kan uppleva äventyr. Trollkarlens arvinge vill ta med dig till en ny värld!

The Wizard's Heir

In this first process I will try to publish the novel in Swedish, but my stretch goal is to translate it to English as well. So if you do not speak Swedish you can still help me by moving me faster towards a translation, every penny makes a difference. 

Imagine an adventure in modern times but in a world closer to Asgard then ours. Action, magic, darkness and a mysterious family. Stella Zenithar is an ordinary teenager, but she is also the wizard's heir... 

'It is really a grand experience to read your novel. I was absorbed by the text from the first page and now, while I am reading it, I forget about the world around me and I exist only within the story, alongside all the colourful characters!' - Stefan Warqvist, music critic & teacher in creative writing.

I have not been published yet because I am an underdog in the publishing world, with no contacts and no previous published books. I hope that this crowdfunding campaign can show everyone that it is possible to publish a high quality novel by yourself, and beat the system in doing so.

Inspiration for this novel comes from both Swedish legends and my upbringing in the woodlands. The novel is the first book in a series and I have worked with this first novel for more or less eight years now. Every character is made by love and patience and the language is easy to read and very visual. Reading it is a very cinematic experience. As a reader you can trace inspiration from Viking sagas, Chivalric romance and Steampunk, with its high hat aesthetics and wild air crafts. It's a tale like no other.

The idea is simple: I have a great novel that I want to share with you guys and I need you to buy some of the novels in advance so that I can afford to print them. Because I am an underdog, I don't have the right contact or those kind of money in my pocket. But I do have a great story!

I have written The Wizard's Heir with older teenagers and young adults in mind. But I hope that many more can take pleasure in the story since it is an easy read language but not simple, and many characters are young but not all. Place names and character names often have a deeper meaning than at a first glance.

Something I have tried to skip are the clichés: in the story, the characters and the language. And I also work with strong female and male characters and believe that well written novels can change the mind set of the reader in a positive way. Often fantasy literature have a very troublesome gender unawareness and make the female characters into stereotypes that are very tiresome. I have wished for fantasy literature free from those kind of stereotypes since I was a teenager myself.

A great book can take you to another world and make you forget about time and space. It moves you with love, sorrow and desire, it intoxicates with action, mysteries and willpower and it tickles with new characters and new places. It gives you a place to disappear to that is your own and where you can experience a new adventure.

The video above is made by the animator Jakob Nyström from SOJA, with my illustrations and music by Mathias Rexius from Rexius Records.

Risks and challenges

If the project is funded the only thing that could get in my way is that the printing of the novels would be delayed. But this I see as a low risk since I am getting help by a publishing house lending me their printing contacts and helping me with everything concerning this. So I feel confident that everything will run smoothly and be of good quality.
When I have received the novels I will then distribute them, and this might be overwhelming if it would be a greater number than I anticipated. If this would be the case, I would be trilled and excited about all the attention the novel has received, and also make a time schedule so that I can notify if any delays would be needed.
Thank you for believing in the story! / Ida Öhnell

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    Pledge SEK 50 or more About $6

    Title: Citizen of Torshem

    You will be named on my Wall of Wizard Friends on my webpage!

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    Title: Student of Magic

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    Title: Wizard Apprentice

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    Title: Landpirate

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    Title: Warlock

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    This level is for you who are non-Swedish speaking but still want to support the novel.

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    Title: Wizard's Heir

    You will receive a signed copy of the novel in paperback.

    You will also receive a goodie bag with 10 postcards illustrated by me. They are in folded A5 with envelopes and you can use them as birthday cards, fun letters, or just anything you can think of. There are no pre- printed texts inside.

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    (You can skip the shipping cost if you pick it up by yourself in Gothenburg.)

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    Title: Wizard's Heir "without shipping cost"

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    Title: Wizard

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    - Local Youth Center
    - A High School

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    Title: Master of Magic

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    Title: Grand Master of Magic

    You will receive 1-10 signed novels (in paperback) depending on your preference.

    And get your own illustration: I will paint your child/grandparent/pet or an image from the novel. Or if you are a company I can paint an image for you to use. Almost anything you wish. Hand made in watercolour, size A4-A3.

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