Is the book written?
Yes, the book is written and in its final stages of editing. We have a lot of bills and these pre-orders will be a huge help. Thank you! Last updated: Sun, Feb 19 2017 12:00 pm EST
Is this really the last book in the series?
It is the last book in the trilogy. Bell has plans for a very different and hopefully exciting next big project, but it will not be in the world or storyline of Shkode. Last updated: Mon, Jan 30 2017 6:34 pm EST
Why is international shipping so high?
Good question! We wish they were lower as well. We will ship the books using the United States Postal Service lowest rate: International First Class (for single books) or International Priority Mail (for multiple books due to the weight limits). The postage rate to most countries outside of Canada for a 2lb (~1kg) package is $23.18 USD, and doesn't include packaging costs. Last updated: Mon, Jan 30 2017 6:34 pm EST
How do you handle international customs declarations?
We understand that Kickstarter is not a store -- you are supporting a creative project and independent writing with your generous pledges to make this project a reality. The rewards you receive are a thank-you for that support. However, the IRS and US Customs offices don't allow for rewards to be considered "gifts" for customs declarations. We are required to declare the books as merchandise with a fair market value of $25 USD per book ($30 for Spireseeker). If your pledge is higher than $25 per book (e.g. limited edition), we will still only declare the $25 value. You will be responsible for any VAT or import duty charged by your local customs office. We understand that supporting a Kickstarter from another country come with these extra expenses and challenges and we are extremely grateful to have backers from all over the world! (With your support, maybe the author can sign books in all these wonderful places someday.) Last updated: Mon, Jan 30 2017 6:34 pm EST
For what age range is the series? Is it Young Adult?
The Shkode trilogy is intended for adults, but appropriate for mature young adults. The series contains violence and mild sexual content that we'd consider in the PG to barely even PG-13 range. The main reason we market it toward adults (and don't call it YA) is the content is a little heavier in character and theme development, designed for the minds of adults, rather than action-focused. As for kids, that needs to be a parental/guardian decision, but we'd let our kids read it. We know that the illustrated covers lead some to believe the books are YA, but the intent was to have classic fantasy covers, celebrating comic-style and fantasy illustration. Because fantasy makes us all a little more youthful, doesn't it? Last updated: Mon, Jan 30 2017 6:34 pm EST
Current Estimated Shipping Date: September 2017Last Updated At: 03/19/17
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