Friday, July 17, 2015

Shadow Soul Blog Tour/Giveaway!

The Shadow Soul
The Trailokya Trilogy #1
By- K. Williams
Genre- Epic Fantasy

The Shadow Soul is the first part of The Trailokya Trilogy, a fantasy series that follows the rise and fall of fabled races and souls at the junction of three worlds: Zion, Earth and Jahannam. K. Williams weaves a tale that will leave you questioning long held convictions about the human legends of Heaven and Hell. Are you ready to enter the gates of Zion and learn the truth?
Captain Maiel is a duta warrior of Zion, a race of giant, winged guardians and chroniclers of the lesser souls. Maiel’s assurances are shaken when she nearly loses a young human girl to the dark forces of Jahannam, the prison realm where the lowest beings reside. To avoid answering to the leaders of her world, Maiel seeks refuge on Earth, but she is pursued by a baron of Jahannam intent on destroying her. Can she be saved before time runs out? Or will she be sacrificed to secure the borders of Zion and to hide the lie her journey uncovers?
With each step further into darkness, long held secrets are revealed and shadows rise from the past to challenge absolutes.

If The Shadow Soul was made into a movie and you could cast anyone you wanted, who would you choose?

This is actually something I avoid doing. I like my characters to be as unique and fresh as possible. Of course our heads are full of all the texts that we’ve ever encountered, so that can be a futile endeavor. However, we should still try. Also, if I want to attract actors to my work, writing with a certain actor or role in mind can tend to make the character stale in their eyes and hurt your chances of winning them over. Actors love to be challenged. But, beside that, I don’t cast in order to avoid disappointment later. Casting isn’t in the writer’s control, and having a person in mind can cause a lot of contention during production. Novelists (writers in general) have a reputation in Hollywood for being difficult to work with and I think the basis of that is the expectations with which writers come to the project. I think of Anne Rice and Interview with a Vampire, but there are so many more examples of an author being upset with a casting decision, and this goes beyond, in addition to the changes that will be made to their work. Bringing a book to screen is a wonderful thing, but authors should be prepared to have no control over that product. If you can limit expectations to getting paid and a mention in the credits, you’ll be better served. The rest comes as an awesome surprise.

Regardless, I am asked this question a lot, so naturally I’ve examined it a bit. This book was a little easier to flesh out in that manner, but it’s by no means set in stone for me.  

I am not sure how she would look with red hair, but I think Jennifer Lawrence would be an amazing choice for Maiel. I like her attitude and I’ve seen her a lot of her work. There is nothing she can’t accomplish and she’s really cool besides. She’d do much justice to the character. It would be a blast to see her do this, and I think it might be fun for her as well. I am probably wrong. please!

Emily Browning for Callidora. I blame sucker punch, which came out a little before I finally started writing. When I saw babydoll...gasp! It’s CAl!

Chris Hemsworth or Charlie Hunnam for Dominic. Either would work. They’re blond.

Jason Momoa for Sephr the Guardian of Walhall. Yeah. That’s perfect.

Ian McKellan for the King, because, come on, the guy is God.

Metatron: Samuel L. Jackson - Who else would you picture as the voice of God?

Father Orius: Gabriel Byrne

Morgentus: Richard Armitage

Alex - Yasmina Rossi

Magiel - Daphne Selfe

If you’d like a peek at the world of Trailokya, hop over to my Pinterest Board for it, and get more than casting suggestions:

Check out these other titles from K. Williams on sale for a limited time for just 99 cents!

Blue Honor -


OP-DEC: Operation Deceit -


Born in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she continues to reside, K.Williams embarked on a now twenty year career in writing. After a childhood, which consisted of voracious reading and hours of film watching, it was a natural progression to study and work in the arts.
K attended the State University of New York at Morrisville, majoring in the Biological Sciences, and then continued with English and Historical studies at the University at Albany (home of the New York State Writer’s Institute) gaining her Bachelor’s Degree. While attending UA, K interned with the 13th Moon Feminist Literary Magazine, bridging her interests in social movements and art.
Currently, K has completed the MALS program for Film Studies and Screenwriting at Empire State College (SUNY), and is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Foner Fellowship in Arts and Social Justice. K continues to write and is working on the novels of the Trailokya Trilogy, a work that deals with topics in Domestic Violence and crosses the controversial waters of organized religion and secularism. A sequel to OP-DEC is in the research phase, while the adaptation is being shopped to interested film companies. Excerpts of these and more writings can be found at: .


  1. Thanks for hosting me today! Very excited to present my book to your readers. It looks like the contest is burning up!

    Just this week, I learned that The Shadow Soul received honorable mention in the Hollywood Book Festival's science fiction category.

    1. That is super awesome news! I am very happy to have your book featured here on Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog! Thank you for stopping in. We do appreciate it!