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SHADOW OF YESTERDAY

By EN EJOB All Rights Reserved ©

Action / Fantasy

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For many ages, men and delds have warred over the wealth of the Stonelands. But in the 5th age, the deld king, Melmon sought the help of his witch daughter with whose powers they warn the 1000 year war. But Melmon's daughter, Prysga had opened a darkness in her she could not close. Her bloodlust cast a new plague on the land, and with her dark minions, brought the Stonelands through another time of strife. Against every impulse of his will, King Melmon betrayed Prysga to her death, but with the loyalty of the darkness she would awake, a curse cast to keep her 'essence'. 500 years later, she returns, wrathful and with the vendetta that drove her, she would destroy the victory that the delds have enjoyed all these years and men would once again desire the power of ruling the Stonelands. Melmon would be forced in the course to sacrfice not just his kingdom to this new foe but his family to maintain the peace. A peace that now seemed farfetched.

PROLOGUE

THE SHADOW-HEEL CARNAGE

Pacel’s legs found more purpose in his running. Straying low twigs and bushes brushed against his face and his sides. Briar stuck to his sleeves like limpet, pricking his skin like a mass of tiny needles. He gained nicks in this process. Blood seeped through his torso and chill wreathed in his soul. Breathing hard, his throat was dry, Pacel’s brow creased in concentration as he maneuvered his way swiftly over the dark path. The jumping and darting had his shoulders and back aching. Even the heel of his feet felt sore and his neck made a cracking sound as if something had snapped inside. He could not hear the snarl of the shadow-heel now. His own gasping breath, cast white plumes over his chest and noisy enough to smother its growl. But he did not need to hear it. With Larender dead, he was the creature’s target now…

His lungs barely sustaining him, Pacel stopped and heaved a deep breath. Pacel caught movement in the surrounding trees. His heart thumped. The beast, he thought, spying some unknown image at the side of his eye. He was about to look back, when it leapt. Then sunlight filtered through the dappled shade of trees and the beast shrunk away as if it had met a bolt of lightning, its hide rustling like dry straw on fire.

Sunlight! Lord Pacel noticed. The edge of the woods was before him. The beast was still following, but doing its best to stay away from the lit parts of the forest. If he could lure the monstrosity into the open fields of Silvercarp, it would be roasted in the

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