is a first-time author who loves videogames, anime, and drawing. Krystar: The Fragment Series will be a five-book epic fantasy that incorporates these hobbies. She enjoyed reading things like Percy Jackson in her twenties and wanted to write something similar for an older crowd like her.
In comes Krystar: First Fragment, carrying elements of magic, chaos, and a “what in the world’s going on” attitude. While the first novel seems to be geared more towards the younger crowd, it will not stay that way. There will be death, grief, love, sex, and other things interpreted differently when you’re an adult on your own. There’s a sort of intensity and realism in your twenties that’s always lacking in Young Adult novels. Therefore, videogames and anime aren't just reserved for young adults anymore. Regular adults can enjoy these things too!
At age twelve, Nikko was hit with an idea that is now the beginning of Krystar. There was a village, there was a mountain, and Deshi had no idea what was going on or how he got there. Then she stopped, shelving the random burst of inspiration for sixteen years. Then, another thing happened out of nowhere: she discovered how the story would end. It was no special night and nothing of import was going on, but here she was, faced with all the answers and Deshi’s final, epic battle and the princess was there and the Krystar was there and… Nikko might as well have been watching it like a movie in her head. Again, the muse left her, and she put away the story for a couple more years. The next time it came back though, it didn’t leave.
In 2019, Nikko wrote out Krystar First Fragment in four months. The idea possessed her and hasn’t let up since. She learned a few things at that time.
1. It was going to be more than just one book.
2. She needed to write it.
3. She was the only one that could.
In ways, she is like Deshi in the first book, just fumbling through life without a particular direction with a lot of things going for her. Albeit scary things, but still. Deshi is telling his own story though. Perhaps it was him all along, simply using Nikko as a medium.