Whispers of Shadow

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
***Epic dark fantasy inspired by Abercrombie's First Law and Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen***

A shieldmaiden blessed with the power of an exiled god. A broken soldier trying to right a wrongful past. An assassin torn between loyalty and justice.

The Sumarian Empire's time of conquest is coming to an end, its legions stretched thin, embroiled in bitter disputes along its borders and from within the empire itself. Among its foes is the formidable warlord, Aslaug Lightsbane, who has united the northern clans of Arat in her bid to rid the world of the imperial filth and seek vengeance for her massacred clan.

The only thing standing between her and the city of Jukkeran is the Sumarian VII legion. Ragged, depleted and leaderless, its remaining captains ? including the veteran, Gerald ? wait for reinforcements and a new commander, one with the militaristic capability to outmanoeuvre and deter the coming horde.

But the hope for such a leader is threatened by agents of the Scáth Sealgairí, a guild of assassins with ties to unseen forces and a history of fanaticism. Commanded by his superiors, the assassin, Lorian, has come to Jukkeran to fulfil the contract, even though his conscience would demand otherwise.

As nations clash three souls become bound together by a greater war, primal in its conduct and as ancient as the earth itself. For in the silence of shadow the Outsider's whispers can be heard once more.

Table of Contents

An End, Once and for All

Submitted: January 04, 2019

1407 Anno Liberatus, Year of the Fall City of Calnak, Elethus Malac breathed in the woman's fear. He gripped the knife's obs... Read Chapter

Red Lotus

Submitted: January 05, 2019

1417 Anno Liberatus, Northern Arat Hooves clattered along the cobbled stones of Jukkeran's main thoroughfare as the small company... Read Chapter

A Good Day to Die

Submitted: January 09, 2019

Sumarian VII Legion Camp, The Hinterlands Frontier of the Sumarian Empire, Northern Arat   Gerald opened his o... Read Chapter

Warlord's Creed

Submitted: January 11, 2019

The Hinterlands Frontier of the Sumarian Empire, Northern Arat   Aslaug Lightsbane, Warlord of the North, Embodimen... Read Chapter