Land of ShadowsBy: Jeff Gunzel
Fantasy eBooks (Indie Author)
Format: ePub Un-encrypted (DRM free)
In a land teeming with corruption and immorality, where values are lost and your only hope for survival means ignoring your conscience and becoming as brutal as the rest, the innocent and the softhearted always end up last. Eric Aethello thought he had his life figured out. The son of a blacksmith, he was born in the town of Bryer and spent all his life there, being trained to follow the footsteps of his father. One day his whole life is thrown into chaos when flying creatures attack his town. Heâs uprooted from his familiar surroundings and forced to embark on a journey for answers after finding out his whole life has been a series of lies. Accompanied by the only true friend he has and by a beautiful girl with a mysterious, complicated past who saves his life, Eric heads to the kingdom of Taron, where he will start the journey that leads him to the fulfillment his destiny. A wonderful, intricately woven tale of heroes and villains, Land of Shadows is the first book in the Legend of the Gate Keeper Series, which follows a band of mismatched companions in a fantastical quest through long-forgotten lands. This book is intended for mature audiences.
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|Title of Fantasy eBook: Land of Shadows|
|Release Date: 10-31-2012|
|Publisher: (Indie Author)||Store Sales Rank: 2049|
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Land of Shadows
Even through the pungent smell, sheer emotion carried the strongest scent of all, as the air was thick with pure terror. Only the strongest men could resist the onslaught of looming reality swooning around the room. It would seem death itself was more welcome than the reality of having to think about it. Fear has many of the same contagious side effects as laughter, as it seemed to affect all in the immediate area.
Three lit torches spread evenly around the oval room cast distorted shadows which danced across the gray stone floor, each one flickering with an invisible breeze that couldn’t be felt, threatening to extinguish the only light sources in the room. Only to barely come back to life again and repeat the process with the next unfelt breeze.
The warrior sat back against the cool stone and began to take in the whole scene. A room full of dead men who could not accept the cruel reality of their fate, was nothing more than an annoying distraction to him now as he tried to clear his head for the upcoming test of survival—a test he not only didn’t fear, but found a strange sense of exuberance and even acceptance for. We all meet our end sooner or later. No sense fearing the inevitable. Continuing to let his mind relax, he found the cries and whimpers of the irrelevant souls in the room begin to fade into a muffled, distant hum, becoming nothing more than background sounds similar to wind rustling through the leaves of trees off in the distance. It was barely even a discernible sound at that point, certainly not out of place or even all that apparent....