"Shadow of the Heart"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A year has passed. Anna and Daemon are both facing life alone. Or that's how it feels to both of them. But when a familiar enemy shows his face, they're forced into action.

In an attack on Idolzi, they both lose someone important to them, and in their grief they do something that nearly destroys them.

They are forced by circumstances and fate to work and fight side by side. Is it possible that their love is gone? Or is it merely in the Shadows?

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Submitted: October 31, 2010

A year has passed and Anna is finding it hard to keep a smile on her lips. But her cousin won't let her give up and neither will her two beloved guardians. Derik, and Adam. When Micael, the king of Alura, shows up on the doorstep to her cousin's manor, she finds a new purpose. But will the hole in her heart heal? Or will the reason it's there come back to reopen old wounds? Read Chapter

Invitation of a Friend

Submitted: November 01, 2010

Six months it took to convince his father that he should be the one to go after Daubolis. By then most of the leads had gone cold. The on... Read Chapter

Twisting Path

Submitted: November 03, 2010

He wasn’t sure whether he should have berated Selene for the dress that Anna was wearing, or if he should thank her. When they ate s... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 05, 2010

The ship docked and Daemon managed to sneak off, dressed in a cloak with the hood pulled up. He didn’t feel like dealing with the bowin... Read Chapter

The Real Sarrak

Submitted: November 07, 2010

The ground shifted under him as they walked back to the ship, his mind swimming in scotch. There was much more activity than before an... Read Chapter

Mixed Signals

Submitted: November 10, 2010

Anna let Micael pull her over, though her eyes searched for the one person who understood. Derik was there in the background with his arm... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 12, 2010

"My name is Lady Anna Holgates.” She introduced herself. The woman glanced at her seemingly unimpressed with the title. Perhaps sh... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 13, 2010

Anna made good on her word. From that point on Derik found himself training her and Adam together. Of course Adam was far ahead of Ann... Read Chapter

White Room

Submitted: November 17, 2010

As they entered the city the first thing Anna noticed was two giant sandstone statues on either side of the road just before the entrance... Read Chapter

Just a Scratch

Submitted: November 18, 2010

When he was gone Anna looked back to the spectacular view and sighed hard. The colorful city held hues of purple and deep reds and orange... Read Chapter

Reopening Wounds

Submitted: November 20, 2010

It took her longer to reach the Sacred hall than she thought, and it was even harder to sneak up the stairs without being noticed. Tho... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 21, 2010

He landed easily on the rooftop that had a clear view of the palace. An ivory thorn in the side of the people. His face was still, as ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 21, 2010

He was breathing hard, sweat poured out of every pore, but still he pressed on. His Iklwa was set along his arm as he spun around and ... Read Chapter

Love and Marriage

Submitted: November 26, 2010

“You both have talent.” He laughed slapping the boy on the back. “But you should never have assumed I didn’t know how to use a... Read Chapter

Racing Time

Submitted: November 27, 2010

The way she understood it they would ride outside of the city and out for five miles before the herd would arrive. The herd would come... Read Chapter

In Memory of Elder Javel

Submitted: November 27, 2010

Ingelosi was well ahead of the pack that was thinning behind him. Javel turned his head to see who was in the lead and was shocked to ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 28, 2010

The ice that formed inside of Daemon’s veins, burned and cut as he launched himself at a prepared Daubolis. His father’s lifeless ... Read Chapter

One Last Pain

Submitted: December 01, 2010

Aztar clapped slowly coming around into Derik’s range of vision. “Bravo. You may be getting old Derik, but it seems your mind is like... Read Chapter

Vulnerable Hearts

Submitted: December 01, 2010

As they approached a smaller grouping of people a few hundred yards from the city’s walls, she noticed that some were Micael’s guards... Read Chapter

Love and Hate

Submitted: December 04, 2010

He heard the door click quietly, but didn’t turn around as he leaned on the banister of the balcony. The sun hadn’t come up yet, but ... Read Chapter

Promise of Blood

Submitted: December 05, 2010

Closing the door Daemon walked away from his room. He knew she would be gone by the time he came back. The deed was done, now Anna wou... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 09, 2010

He walked quickly with three guards behind him down towards the gardens where he asked Anna to meet him. Of course after sleeping for ... Read Chapter

Focus Lost

Submitted: December 10, 2010

He breathed in as the sun touched the horizon, his sword straight out, his arm shaking. Sweat streamed down the sides of his face, his ha... Read Chapter

Journeying to Olestra

Submitted: December 11, 2010

When they stopped for the night just as the sun was touching the horizon, the landscape changing into large hills that could almost be co... Read Chapter

Our Beloved King

Submitted: December 15, 2010

Wrinkled hands clenched into fists, set behind the back of an old man. Callow, the right hand to the king of Alura stood like the stat... Read Chapter

Court of Nobles

Submitted: December 15, 2010

The council chamber was a semi circle room that held benches that wrapped around and faced the flat side where the speaker would stand... Read Chapter

Purpose Renewed

Submitted: December 16, 2010

Adam walked down the halls, annoyed that he wasn’t allowed to stay inside the council chambers. The gold and red carpet under his fe... Read Chapter

Torture of Betrayal

Submitted: December 17, 2010

Her father stood with a reserved smile on his face. Two guards stood at the doorway which was strange. Her father wasn’t usually the ty... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 25, 2010

The room smelled like oil, thick and unrefined, like the kind that bubbled up in parts of the Amanzi territory. Jeik walked around a tabl... Read Chapter

Time Will Tell

Submitted: December 25, 2010

She wore Derik’s hat, it had a dark blood stain still on it, but she didn‘t care. Her cloak was worn and brown, she borrowed it from ... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 26, 2010

They were getting close, he could smell the familiar scent of the maple trees and dandelions, the cattle ranches came in sight as they lo... Read Chapter

Grenig part 1

Submitted: December 28, 2010

Adam caught her before she hit the floor. Grandfather was right, she did look pale. He felt for a fever but she wasn’t hot, in fact ... Read Chapter

Grenig part 2

Submitted: December 28, 2010

When she woke up the sunlight was casting dust filled beams of illumination across the wooden planks of the floor. Getting up thinking th... Read Chapter

Family Issues

Submitted: December 30, 2010

“He used his right hand to catch that dagger.” Daemon stopped for a moment as everyone prepared to leave town. The voice had been qui... Read Chapter

Lessons of Life and Death

Submitted: December 30, 2010

Luckily Anna and his mother came back after only a little while. Anna had washed up and brushed her hair, it was hanging down and he noti... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 31, 2010

The clouds covered the sky making it seem as twilight, even though it was only midday. The resounding thunder threatened rain as they pas... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 02, 2011

“What do you mean gone?” Lila asked now with her horse beside Adam’s. “Where did he go?” Aden asked. Anna got down an... Read Chapter

Converging Paths

Submitted: January 03, 2011

Anna’s eyes, that were like black marbles in the night, widened. “But…how…um.” “How? Why? Are those the questions you wa... Read Chapter

The Dancing Lady

Submitted: January 05, 2011

The bitter scent of blood made him stop as he looked up and around them. The cliff was narrowest in this one section. Ambush Pass it had ... Read Chapter

Visions of Her

Submitted: January 06, 2011

Anna stood on a gray stone balcony overlooking a vast ocean dotted with little islands. Vines grew over the banister in front of her as m... Read Chapter

Decision and Details

Submitted: January 08, 2011

“So what will it be First Son?” He turned his head seeing a white haired woman standing there. She’d somehow snuck up on them witho... Read Chapter

Pier Ten

Submitted: January 10, 2011

He watched her turn away inside of the dark room as he sat crouched on the rooftop across the street. Suddenly her presence made him f... Read Chapter

Treachery and Doubts

Submitted: January 14, 2011

They were walking along the crowded port part of town, it wasn’t hard to keep sights on Seb and Lila who were walking well ahead of the... Read Chapter

Sneeking Inside

Submitted: January 16, 2011

 Did she really think that she was walking to her death? The idea caused him to lose control. He just had to get away from her. H... Read Chapter

Fight to Find

Submitted: January 17, 2011

Notched needles for poison, smooth for nerve manipulation, thick for muscle inhibitors and thin for pain. His weapons were elegant and pe... Read Chapter

Quick Desperation

Submitted: January 18, 2011

Back in the rotunda after not finding anything in two of the rooms Daemon stared at the door Anna went into. Why was it taking so long? ... Read Chapter

A Father's Decision

Submitted: January 22, 2011

“What are you still doing here?” A voice called. Two forms appeared out of seemingly nowhere and Daemon watched them take out all of ... Read Chapter

Preview of SotC

Submitted: January 22, 2011

.:.:Sneak Peak:.:.  to the Shadow of the Children Third and final installment to the Shadow Series. Amanda walked from the k... Read Chapter