‘In a world where magic is all but forgotten, the people are on the verge of a revolt against their tyrannical monarchy. A class system divides the poor from the rich, but a spark of magic may tip the scales of society.’

Caldyra is an illustrated fantasy adventure and will cover some serious topics that speak to us even in this day and age: violence, drug abuse, sexual violence, class-seperation and torture. Much along the lines of IP’s such as Game of Thrones and Dragon Age. Where there is profound beauty, there must also be oppressing darkness.

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, a lot of serious but fantastical fantasy novels used to be illustrated. I’m aiming to bring that back and give the story a feel as if it came straight from the silver screen.

This first book will start in the ancient fortified city of Azmera; a safe haven after which the war on magic has nearly killed the entire human population on the planet. Azmera has been protected by an everlasting shield during the war and keeps its people save from the outside dangers long after the war is over. Now, the shield is clearly shrinking as the border districts slowly get exposed again to open sky. People fear for their safety and the lack of provisions is starting to create a famine.

The story kicks off with four main characters: Ninae the dreamer, Rotgar the bastard prince, Borus the mysterious and ancient prisoner and Rolfan the Rebel. Their narratives will be intertwined as they cross paths and form bonds of friendship and rivalry.

The book itself will have 200 pages that include more than 200 illustrations. People can currently pre-order them on Kickstarter! Until the deadline of May 18!


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Rotgar, hoping to learn from his people.

Borus, the immortal who is wrongfully jailed.

Rotgar, mansplaining the situation.

Women getting arrested for speaking their minds.

A day in Azmera city.

The General. Confronting his soldiers with the current riots.

Ninae, the dreamer, who wants nothing more than be free of her arranged marriage.

The ancient protector of an important relic.

Ninae and Borus. Ninae showing off her skills with the sword.