My A-Z theme this year is a guide to my trilogy of novels called ‘The State Trilogy’. Set in an unnamed island country known only as ‘The State’, in the imagined near future, the books follow the intertwining stories of a number of characters, principally a State police detective named Danny Samson and an assassin, Gabriella Marino, over a period of six years. It begins with the assassination of an elected official and spirals into revolution and civil war. Part political thriller, action story, war story and dystopian science fiction, the trilogy took three years to complete and the books are available to read now – you can find links to purchase them HERE
In The State Trilogy, ‘K’ stands for:
Kyle: A member of Danny Samson and Gabriella’s band of mercenaries in ‘State of War’. He was recused by them from an abandoned State military base by Gabriella, who was scavenging the base for supplies. He was being held and tortured on charges of spying for the rebels, when the rebels attacked and the State army was forced to retreat. Restored to health, he stays with Gabriella and Danny in Central City to fight for citizens caught up in the war. Although they do not pick sides in the war, Kyle is sympathetic to the rebel’s cause, if not their methods. He is brave, fearless and a reliable lieutenant.
Kruger: Part of Phillips’s inner circle at the top of the rebel commanders. Phillips doubts her commitment as Kruger questions his tactics when they endanger the life of innocent citizens caught up in the fighting. Phillips even suspects her of being a traitor to his cause, but chooses to take her with him and keep her close so he can keep an eye on her. She is diligent and obeys orders, even if she vocally questions the wisdom of them.
Kelvin Mothersby: Kelvin Mothersby is a journalist and reporter for the State-owned television broadcaster, and their correspondent who covers the State Chancellor as part of the press core at the Palace. Although not as cowed as other colleagues, he still tows the line and refuse to question or hold the reigning Chancellor or government to account.
All the entries in the A-Z of ‘The State Trilogy’ can be found HERE
The books are available from a wide selection of online retailers, including AMAZON