How can I describe the book? It all started when Kea and Leo came to visit at the end of last summer. They were in their early teens, but talked as adults who’ve been through a lot. And they had! They wanted me to write their story. Kea said it had deep implications for the future. I only understood what she meant when she opened her … I’m carried away; I should start from the beginning, after Kea’s house burnt mysteriously and they had to flee from a dark organization that hunted them farther than New York, and … No, hold on, that’s not the most important. What is, is how solemn Kea was that day when she explained me that some things are difficult to understand when you are standing in the middle of it. You have to step aside and see it from a different perspective to comprehend its nature and significance. For Kea, she had to go into a mystifying world to understand how alarming the Sixth extinction is. And we are all responsible. This is her story.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I loved the book cover, and thought it would be even better with some animation. Of course, it was not easy, so I just added flowing water to the waterfall and helped a bird to fly across. I ended up using many tools as I couldn’t do everything in the same software. Composing the music was also a lot of fun: I had to choose something that would fit the fantasy theme.
Wax from debugmode, for making the bird fly and adding the particules for the flowing waterfall.
iMovie, for combining the different clips and adding titles.
energyXt for composing the music (sylfid for the strings)
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I woke up one day with the vivid memory of a meeting. It was one of these dreams that feel so real, you can’t believe they aren’t. I had met in my dream (was it one?) an old fantasy historian and two teenagers. They told me their story. I immediately believed it, and decided to put it on paper with e-ink. It’s not just a story; it’s a bottle adrift on the oceans: from outside it looks like an adventure book, but inside is a message.
Alki Nea is an earthling. He was born on one continent, raised on another and lives now in the middle of nowhere.
As a denizen of Earth, he believes in fairies and cats. This drove him to undertake with great joy the endeavor of cultivating contemporary fairy tales.
“Kea, The Third Way” is his first novel. Expect more unbelievable accounts of our ecosystem and all its inhabitants.
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