Sacrifice is the highly anticipated final instalment of the Legacy trilogy by Cayla Kluver. Kluver started writing this serious when she was just 14 years old, which allows her to speak with an incredibly authentic teen voice. This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost.
Together Alera and Shaselle both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death – or lead to freedom anew. This is the final epic battle for love and freedom, if only each can face what must be sacrificed. Sacrifice
Author: Cayla Kluver
Interview with Cayla Kluver
Question: What are your feeling about releasing the final instalment in the Legacy trilogy?
Cayla Kluver: It's a nice sense of accomplishment. There's a part of my brain that for all these years has been saying, 'You're not a real author," but this sort of cements the reality in my head. Having three books published and a completed series has allowed me to take a breath and look at what the last five years have given me. It's been a crazy ride, but I'm so thankful to have been on it.
Question: How are you similar to the character of Shaselle?
Cayla Kluver: I may actually be more similar to Shaselle than I am to Alera. Alera is more of a politician in Sacrifice, working within the rules to try to protect and govern her people. Shaselle takes a revolutionary approach to all the expectations in her life, whether or not her choices are always mature. I lean very heavily toward free-spiritedness and bucking the system. I've never been conventional and I never will be. Sometimes I'm irrational and react vehemently to things that don't require vehemence, which tends to be Shaselle's game.
Question: How much of your inspiration when writing or creating characters comes from the people around you?
Cayla Kluver: That's a hard thing to gauge, but I imagine everything I put on paper is colored and influenced by the people about whom I care (or the people who drive me insane!). Politics also has a huge influence on my writing. I always subconsciously incorporate issues that bother me into my books. Whenever I hear about someone who's gone through a difficult time, that usually gets worked into one plot line or another as well. I suppose writing is my way of paying homage to the people I respect, and of organizing my thoughts on the world.
Question: What inspires you when developing and creating new locations?
Cayla Kluver: I create places about which I feel strongly. Sometimes they're places I'd really like to live, and sometimes they're places I would avoid. I get images in my head of sprawling cities and inhospitable weather, or beautiful rolling country-sides. I see what the people in my mind are wearing, the weapons they use, what real-life time periods might be influencing these ideas, and how these fictional lands will allow me to connect with readers. That's what I want to do more than anything – create places that could mean something to others.
Question: What are you currently reading?
Cayla Kluver: I'm reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and loving it. I've been diving into as many classics as I can over the last year or two, after spending most of my childhood avoiding them!
Question: Have you begun working on another book or series?
Cayla Kluver: I've sold my next two books (both part of a series) to my US publisher, and I'm very excited to share this new story with my readers. I've decided to take on the Fae in these novels, hopefully giving them a new spin. Anya, a teenage Fae girl, has her wings cut off by human hunters and is trapped in the human world on a desperate search for her prodigal cousin, the prince of the Fae.