Royal Institute of Magic is creating and continuing the legacy of fantasy writer Victor Kloss
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My husband Victor was a children’s fantasy writer who died on the afternoon of 5 November 2016. At the time, he was in the middle of writing Book 6, the final instalment in his series Royal Institute of Magic.

Three days before he passed away, he wrote the following letter to his fans. If you are interested in Victor’s writing and his wishes for the future, please read on.



A letter from Victor Kloss:

Dear Readers and Fans,

It has been my privilege to entertain you these past two years. I wanted to share some news that nobody (least of all me) is happy about. I won't harp on, but there are a few things I'd like say, and I'm sorry if they cause you pain.

Physical condition
Throughout my life I have had physical issues, which have slowly impacted me over the years. I have a serious liver disease, as well as lung disease, and an entirely inadequate immune system. Although I've managed to live a wonderful life (loving family, wife and daughter) I have finally hit a hurdle that I just can’t jump.

Cancer
I have an aggressive form of Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). I've been fighting it for a while, but it has reached a stage where I only have days left. Now, I’m hoping your first thought isn't about Book 6! But I will get to that and I have a plan.

Help
I'm only thirty-five years old, yet I make a good income from writing, which I love. However, I have a wife and 3-year-old daughter (who doesn't know yet), and one of my biggest worries is that my wife will not be able to support herself as a single mother.

What you can do
In desperation, I’ve turned to Patreon knowing other artists have been funded in such a manner. So many of you have expressed your delight in the Royal Institute of Magic that I thought you would be willing to return the favour by pledging a small amount. Your support will ensure the completion of Book 6, and it will further other projects, such as my audio books currently in production. It will also ensure new readers continue to discover this series.

Most importantly: Book 6!
With your help and support, we will finish Book 6, although there may be a brief delay. First of all, I have some writing contacts (including a few big ones), and I am working with them to find a suitable fantasy author who can take this project to completion. Secondly, I have started Book 6, and I also have a chapter outline of the whole story. My brother (who reads all my projects and knows the story better than anyone) will take over the responsibility of deciding on a suitable author.

I'm really excited to bring the conclusion of this story to my readers and fans. You've been so loyal.

In closing
Whatever you choose to decide, it’s been an absolute pleasure knowing you all.

Regards,

Victor Kloss
Author of Royal Institute of Magic



We have some wonderfully inspirational content which we hope all of our patrons will appreciate. Rewards will include a sneak peek into armour and character sketches from our illustrator Andrew Gaia. We will also present patron-only content, such as the story behind names and places used in the books, as well as interviews with those in Victor’s circle who have helped him bring this world to life.

I look forward to building this community with you.

Sincerely,

Tara
(Victor's wife) 

www.royalinstituteofmagic.com
www.amazon.com
[email protected]


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
APPRENTICE
Official patron status. As an Apprentice, you'll get access to our patron-only feed, including sneak peaks and early announcements.

Pledge $3 or more per month
HEAD APPRENTICE
Enter the world of the Royal Institute of Magic with our fun colouring pages (for children and adults). Print as many copies of the PDFs as you like. Head Apprentice also includes the previous reward.


Pledge $5 or more per month
INSTITUTE MEMBER
Get a sneak peek into our character sketches and the illustrations of R.I.M. armour. We hope to get your feedback and input as we develop this world with illustrator Andrew Gaia. Institute Member also includes the previous rewards.


Pledge $10 or more per month
WARDEN
As a warden, you will have access to interviews, Q&A discussions, polls and an insight into the inspiration behind the names and places used in the book. Warden also includes the previous rewards.


Pledge $25 or more per month
SPELL SWORD
At this level, you will receive a copy of the very letter Michael Greenwood was privileged to read in Chapter One of the first book Elizabeth's Legacy. This will come to you in the post from the UK, so be sure to include your address. Spell Sword also includes the previous rewards.


Goals
$53 of $500 per month
At this level, we can continue to cultivate the audience Victor worked so hard to grow these past two years. This includes maintenance of his newsletterFacebook and Twitter pages, as well as responding to the fan mail which Victor receives daily.

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My husband Victor was a children’s fantasy writer who died on the afternoon of 5 November 2016. At the time, he was in the middle of writing Book 6, the final instalment in his series Royal Institute of Magic.

Three days before he passed away, he wrote the following letter to his fans. If you are interested in Victor’s writing and his wishes for the future, please read on.



A letter from Victor Kloss:

Dear Readers and Fans,

It has been my privilege to entertain you these past two years. I wanted to share some news that nobody (least of all me) is happy about. I won't harp on, but there are a few things I'd like say, and I'm sorry if they cause you pain.

Physical condition
Throughout my life I have had physical issues, which have slowly impacted me over the years. I have a serious liver disease, as well as lung disease, and an entirely inadequate immune system. Although I've managed to live a wonderful life (loving family, wife and daughter) I have finally hit a hurdle that I just can’t jump.

Cancer
I have an aggressive form of Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). I've been fighting it for a while, but it has reached a stage where I only have days left. Now, I’m hoping your first thought isn't about Book 6! But I will get to that and I have a plan.

Help
I'm only thirty-five years old, yet I make a good income from writing, which I love. However, I have a wife and 3-year-old daughter (who doesn't know yet), and one of my biggest worries is that my wife will not be able to support herself as a single mother.

What you can do
In desperation, I’ve turned to Patreon knowing other artists have been funded in such a manner. So many of you have expressed your delight in the Royal Institute of Magic that I thought you would be willing to return the favour by pledging a small amount. Your support will ensure the completion of Book 6, and it will further other projects, such as my audio books currently in production. It will also ensure new readers continue to discover this series.

Most importantly: Book 6!
With your help and support, we will finish Book 6, although there may be a brief delay. First of all, I have some writing contacts (including a few big ones), and I am working with them to find a suitable fantasy author who can take this project to completion. Secondly, I have started Book 6, and I also have a chapter outline of the whole story. My brother (who reads all my projects and knows the story better than anyone) will take over the responsibility of deciding on a suitable author.

I'm really excited to bring the conclusion of this story to my readers and fans. You've been so loyal.

In closing
Whatever you choose to decide, it’s been an absolute pleasure knowing you all.

Regards,

Victor Kloss
Author of Royal Institute of Magic



We have some wonderfully inspirational content which we hope all of our patrons will appreciate. Rewards will include a sneak peek into armour and character sketches from our illustrator Andrew Gaia. We will also present patron-only content, such as the story behind names and places used in the books, as well as interviews with those in Victor’s circle who have helped him bring this world to life.

I look forward to building this community with you.

Sincerely,

Tara
(Victor's wife) 

www.royalinstituteofmagic.com
www.amazon.com
[email protected]


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
APPRENTICE
Official patron status. As an Apprentice, you'll get access to our patron-only feed, including sneak peaks and early announcements.

Pledge $3 or more per month
HEAD APPRENTICE
Enter the world of the Royal Institute of Magic with our fun colouring pages (for children and adults). Print as many copies of the PDFs as you like. Head Apprentice also includes the previous reward.


Pledge $5 or more per month
INSTITUTE MEMBER
Get a sneak peek into our character sketches and the illustrations of R.I.M. armour. We hope to get your feedback and input as we develop this world with illustrator Andrew Gaia. Institute Member also includes the previous rewards.


Pledge $10 or more per month
WARDEN
As a warden, you will have access to interviews, Q&A discussions, polls and an insight into the inspiration behind the names and places used in the book. Warden also includes the previous rewards.


Pledge $25 or more per month
SPELL SWORD
At this level, you will receive a copy of the very letter Michael Greenwood was privileged to read in Chapter One of the first book Elizabeth's Legacy. This will come to you in the post from the UK, so be sure to include your address. Spell Sword also includes the previous rewards.