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Stories and links about cosplay artist Nik Nitsvetov

Zachary Johnson - Pietas voice




Audiobook narrator by day, math tutor by night. And day. Dynamic, confident, commanding. Wry wit for the written word.

Listen to Zachary and he'll narrate short stories, upcoming novels, cinematic trailers, and when time finally permits, some voice acting videos.

And if you want to talk audiobooks, check out his website www.zachjvo.com

Zachary performed the first five chapters of Ring of the Dragon on his YouTube channel, and his talent and insight into Pietas astonished me. I am excited to work with him on new projects as well.

Zachary's performance of Pietas in Ring of the Dragon matches the immortal king's snarkiness as well as intelligence.


Nik Nitsvetov is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer who often serves as a cosplay judge at conventions. A gamer and anime fan, he cosplays characters from many popular series. He lives in Russia and is a strong supporter of Russian Cosplay. His personal photography ranges from cosplay to portraits and often includes animals and nature. You will find him online through various social media.

The first weekend in September 2018, Nik portrayed Pietas, the immortal king from the Bringer of Chaos series. The cosplay was performed in a live feed from Russia. To take part in future cosplays, follow Nik on Instagram. Exact date and time of these cosplays will be announced. Images on this page licensed and used with permission.

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas the immortal king

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas in the Bringer of Chaos series by Kayelle Allen

Nik as Pietas

Book banners for
Bringer of Chaos
Kayelle Allen

Nik as Viktor
Yuri On Ice

Nik as Soldier 76

Nik as Mario
Super Mario Brothers

Nik in the Rain
Photo by Belyaeva Yuliya

Nik in the Rain Fanart
Commissioned by Kayelle Allen
Art by Jamin Allen

The Creative Team

Nik Nitsvetov: Performer for Pietas cosplays

Pietas Cosplay

Nik Nitsvetov is an award-winning cosplayer and photographer who portrays the immortal king, Pietas, from Bringer of Chaos. His role on the Creative Team is invaluable.

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Belyaeva Yuliya - AKA By_Cosphoto


Professional photographer Belyaeva Yuliya is a critical member of the Creative Team. She photographs Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas in videos and snippets, and brings my immortal king to amazing life through her creativity.
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Zack Black: Voiceover artist for Pietas audio and video


Professional voiceover artist Zack Black is the member of the Creative Team performing the voice of Pietas in the Ritual of Strength and Who Are the Ultras videos. Zack sounds the way Pietas does in my head.

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Zachary Johnson - Narrator


Professional voiceover artist Zachary Johnson creates the voice of Pietas in videos and snippets. Zachary also performs on his YouTube channel as Pietas. This member of the Creative Team adds a punch of fun to the lineup.

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Volgraza: Illustrator for the Tarthian Empire Companion and Tarthian Tour Company


Volgraza (aka Jamin Allen) illustrated the Tarthian Empire Companion and the Tarthian Tour Company. He's also my Photoshop help line. :)

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Nano-Core: Concept designer and artist

Concept Design

Nano-Core creates fantasy and sci fi weapon designs, environments, mechs and other objects. His part on the creative team is concept design.

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Cover Artist: GermanCreative

Cover Artist

GermanCreative is a cover artist and graphic designer. She has created many covers for the various series of books set in the Tarthian Empire, including the cover for A Stolen Heart.
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DRATAR - Sculptors & Artisans


DRATAR creates custom decor and gifts, and have partnered with me to create a custom dragon box featured in the book Ring of the Dragon.
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Anime Artist

Myamiiyaa creates anime versions of characters in the overall story universe for Kayelle Allen. Her part on the creative team is anime design.

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Website Design: Dee Carver

Website Design

Dee Carver of Personalized Marketing Inc. created the Kayelle Homeworld theme and is the website guru. She holds a Masters in Business Administration.
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Media production artist Zealot6 creates videos for Kayelle Allen

Media Production

Zealot6 specializes in audio, video, and music. He believes communication and consistency are vital for a great client-experience.

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Reviews and Author Features

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Bookish Indulgences with bOOk r3vi3ws

Bookish Indulgences with bOOk r3vi3ws where authors and readers share beloved books.
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The Romance Studio - Romance Today

The Romance Studio

The Romance Studio, Romance Today for authors and readers. Reviews and features for those who love books.
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Coffee Time Romance

Coffee Time Romance

Coffee Time Romance is a premier spot for authors and readers to gather around a mutual love of hot beverage!
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Hear Pietas speak
(in his own voice) as he shares
several truths about himself and life.
"Finding the Voice of Pietas" coming soon

Voice of Pietas

Zack Black

Twitter - @zackblackvo

Instagram - @voicesbyzack

Still Fangirling...

Over the voice of Pietas - Zack Black of Voices by Zack and Nik Nitsvetov, the body and face of Pietas. If you listen to the short snippet above, you will hear Pietas the way I hear him when I write. I want you to hear Pietas the way he should be heard. Do take a moment and click play.

On September 1, the Russian cosplayer, Nik Nitsvetov portrayed immortal king Pietas during a live feed on Instagram.

Please follow Nik on Instagram
If you like amazing and unforgettable cosplay, support Nik on Patreon.
Check out by_cosphoto - photographer for the event

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire

An exiled, immortal king, a ginormous panther "kitty" and the most dysfunctional family since forever. #SciFi #SpaceOpera #Pietas https://books2read.com/u/bpW7Kg

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Nik Nitsvetov (above, as Pietas) is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer. A gamer and anime fan, he often cosplays characters from popular series. He lives in Russia and is a strong supporter of Russian Cosplay. His personal photography ranges from cosplay to portraits and often includes animals and nature. You will find him online through various social media.

Pietas, performed by Nik Nitsvetov @nitsvetov


Imagine playing dress-up with living dolls! Watching Nik Nitsvetov cosplay Pietas is like that.

Live Action Imagination

He's performed as my immortal king three times now. Will there be a fourth?

Nik said he would always do a cosplay for me, so I might hold him to it.


Amazing that we accomplished it this year, given the way 2020 has gone so far!

I won't reveal more images on my blog until after I've sent out previews to my newsletter subscribers. They get to see images I won't be releasing anywhere else.

So, how many do I have? Almost 900 from this photo shoot.

Pietas Cosplay

Nik and Julia are extremely generous and they spent a lot of time getting everything just right. Their friend, Vlad, also helped, and I wanted to give a quick rundown of what each person did to make this cosplay a success.


Julia stood on a stool to get some shots, and she would hop down, straighten a lock of Nik's hair, step back, straighten it again and then get back up on the stool and snap the picture. She'd turn him left or right just a bit, take a few pictures, and then move him again. She sat on the floor for some images and the angle (a "hero" shot) produces fantastic results. Having seen the images, I can tell you she is effective at getting just the right aspect of Nik's face and body on camera. She knows him well. They've been together many years. You can tell she knows all his best sides, and gets him to show them off.


Nik's friend, Vlad, also a cosplayer (and a flatmate to Nik and Julia) live-streamed the cosplay. He also played music for the scene (Rammstein - a fave of mine as well as Nik's), and he narrated the comments. It was interesting to hear my name with a Russian accent. It comes across as "Ki-ell" (long I) versus "kay-elle" and it made me smile every time I heard it. I almost prefer it!


Watching Nik perform is so amazing that while I was watching live, I forgot to comment most of the time. I did respond with things like Perfect! Which isn't all that helpful, all told. But honestly, I had no need to direct. Nik and I had emailed about 20 times setting up the various aspects of the shoot and getting the props and poses right. I sent him a link to a few examples of poses that I would like and he did it perfectly. There's that word again. Nik doesn't think of himself as "perfect" but to me, there is no better Pietas. When I think of my character, it's Nik as Pietas that I see -- except that he's seven feet tall!

Check the links below to find more authors in this blog hop.

Pick up the first story in the Bringer of Chaos series, Lights Out, free by joining a reader group!

Origin of Pietas

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Lights Out

Lights Out: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

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About Zack Black Voice Artist


Zack Black

Voice Artist

Voices by Zack

Zack Black has been a DJ for over a decade and prides himself on his ability to not only rock a party but also read the crowd. Once he has listeners where he wants them, he lets them know who's keeping their feet moving -- all -- night -- long! He is also a motivational speaker and provides daily insights and uplifting messages on Instagram.

As a voiceover artist, Zack's voice is warm, intelligent, and clear. He has a wide range from friendly and fun for commercial aspects and narration, to serious and regal for corporate events and e-Learning.

Zack has performed as Pietas for multiple projects. Pietas is not easy to capture but Zack's voice is close to what I hear in my head when I write. I love hearing him speak my words. Coupled with the performance of Nik Nitsvetov in costume as Pietas, it is a surreal experience.

Zack has astonishing talent and pays meticulous attention to detail. It's a pleasure to work with him every time. Click any of the links below for voice-only samples or hear him as Pietas in two videos, Ritual of Strength, and/or The Ultras.

Want to hire Zack yourself? He's on Fiverr.com.

Zack's performance when Pietas introduces himself is perfect. (5 seconds)

A quote from Pietas, who is found in all the Bringer of Chaos series books. (6 seconds)

This performance as Pietas is a snippet from the Ritual of Strength. (2 seconds)

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