Get Free Copy

99 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Anjulfire would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Crimson: A Fractured Fairy tale from the Chronicles of Crym

By Anjulfire All Rights Reserved ©

Children / Fantasy

Prologue

EVERYTHING WAS AS HAPPILY as it ever had been in the land of Crym.

Streaks of sunlight shone through branches of emerald green leaves. Creatures scurried to and fro in their daily routines. A goblin hoarded his treasure underground. Ravens swooped in playful chases from tree-to-tree. Dragonflies zipped along the stretch of a stream that snaked around glades and meadows, ending at the edge of a towering cliff, cascading over a lake.

But somewhere deep in the forest, where no one paid much attention to, a silent intruder appeared midair.

Beryl, a young spark fairy, flew into the area. She paused inches away from it. She had never seen anything like it before. She examined it from all sides. It appeared the same at every angle. Peering into its circular void, she curiously placed her hand through it. Cold air pricked at her skin. She pulled away, uncertain if her hand was frozen. Nothing.

She shrugged her shoulders and turned away. The sound of wind had stirred from behind. She felt something strange: a slight tug of her energy being zapped. Her light drifted from her hands, feet, and hair, trailing towards the hole.

When she distanced herself, the tug grew stronger, pulling her closer every time she resisted. This continued for what seemed unbearably long she thought it'd never end. Then at once, it ceased its hold on her and her light and wings vanished.

For the first time the weight of her body sent her sprawling toward the ground, leaving her shocked and dazed. Tears welled in her eyes. It didn't make any sense. She gazed upward. The dark hole had grown larger.

She crawled to her feet, shaking, completely stripped of her once beautiful light. Succumbed by darkness. Replaced with the shade of night . . . void of stars.

Any previous thought of who she was or where she was heading—including the warmth of her body—fleeted from her. Nothing mattered. Not anymore. Except, the ache in her stomach.

Those streaks of light she’d danced joyfully in, now stung her eyes. She hid in the shadows, shivering.

Not far, a snowy-white rabbit rested beneath a bush. Drawn to its warmth she sat next to it, but something snapped inside Beryl’s mind.

Sharp teeth sank into the rabbit’s flesh.

It screeched.

When Beryl emerged from beneath the bush, the moon was at its brightest. The ache in her belly had subsided and she licked away warm blood that dripped from her lips.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Anjulfire
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Mourn8220House: When first reading "Avarice," I thought it would be another fairytale but I was taken back the author's approach and choice of ending. There is little to be said for the story and overall plot besides the sudden twists and speculation, other than that I do not want to ruin a fantastic tale, you m...

littlebunnypoopoos: Omg this was so amazing! The ending was a little bad and predictable. But otherwise, I need a second book or I'll die :D The character development was excellent and the whole romance, action, and suspense was superb

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

diabolka: This book is a fascinating twist on mythology, fantasy and romance genre. The author has done a fantastic job combining Greek mythology with a modern day twist, tying in a plot that offers twists and turns that are both expected and unexpected. The hero, Ross, and heroine, Antara, are complex, ...

mitchreed519: Truly fantastic, I would buy this book and any other prequels or sequels there after. An empowering and intriguing novel, and well written. Best literature I've read in a while, beats out published books as well.

the unedited writer: It's a guilty pleasure. The characters are brought to life and you find yourself loving them worrying for them and so on. The plot was serious but at the same time it had a light tone that didn't make you depressed as other drama genres. 5 stars for me

Pille: I have never read a ... werewolf/urban fantasy/any other genre ... story with this brutal honesty about kidnapping and mafia. It was a chilling experience but you also managed to write it as the best thriller and also give it a happy end. I must praise you for the amazing writing skills you have...

Felisa Yoder Osburn: I really enjoyed the story. Civil War stories are some of my favorites and the intertwining of the past with current times was wonderful. I look forward to reading the next stories.

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

More Recommendations

genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...

Jordi Roig Avellanet: The first one really took me up for a ride and surprised me really pleasently. This one, up until now, has been amazing too. The characters and their powers are very curious and I'd like to see where all this intense dark plotting goes. I hope it gets finished.

carla1234: I couldn't stop reading this book once I started! it was brilliant! I loved it and I would love to buy it. Although if you could make a more eye-catching synopsis, I would suggest you please do.I loved how everything came together in this novel. everyone, even people not involved in the main stor...

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

Catherine Kopf: Wow! This was a really great story. I really enjoy reading fantasy, so it didn't take long for me to become invested in the book and its characters like Jacob. I really liked your writing style, and it seemed to flow very well. The descriptions that you used for your world were also created n...