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What would a world without the Sun be like?

When the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami, vanished under mysterious circumstances a thousand years ago, she left the land of Kuro blanketed in eternal night.

Over time, the people of Kuro have learned to harness what remains of Amaterasu’s power: the precious and finite resource known as the Goddess Essence. Kurokyuu Orbs, miracles of modern technology, harvest the Goddess Essence and provide light and power to all.

But there is a problem: the Goddess Essence is running out. And it couldn't have come at a worse time.

Whispers abound of a growing evil in the North; stories of shadows that can only be harmed by the light of the sun.

From out of the darkness rises Taiyou-Shi, City of the Sun. Light Spires shine through all twenty-four of Taiyou-Shi's hours, providing artificial sunlight for all. Everyone that is, but the residents of the Utter Darkness. In this forsaken place, Mina, a young orphan, is forced to beg and steal on the streets to sustain herself in the hardscrabble way of life.

In the darkest corners, Marauders lurk, hunting little girls, searching for the one known only as “The Maiden”.

When Mina falls captive to a roving band of Marauders, she is faced with a life-altering decision: reveal the secret she has been hiding her entire life or stay silent and risk losing her already meager existence?

When people die as a result of her inaction, Mina realizes her secret is no longer hers to keep. A secret that lies in a most unusual ability: the power to manifest sunlight...

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Kuro is an experiment: an attempt to prove that there is an audience for the Anime Novel. Kuro contains many of the aspects that make anime great: fast, frenetic action, large-scale battles, and striking visual imagery.

If you happen to like it, please comment and vote -- it goes a long way. Support writers of Anime Fiction!

http://www.landindarkness.com Copyright © 2013 Miko Limjoco

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Kuro: A Land in Eternal Night

What would a world without the Sun be like?

When the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami, vanished under mysterious circumstances a thousand years ago, she left the land of Kuro blanketed in eternal night.

Over time, the people of Kuro have learned to harness what remains of Amaterasu’s power: the precious and finite resource known as the Goddess Essence. Kurokyuu Orbs, miracles of modern technology, harvest the Goddess Essence and provide light and power to all.

But there is a problem: the Goddess Essence is running out. And it couldn't have come at a worse time.

Whispers abound of a growing evil in the North; stories of shadows that can only be harmed by the light of the sun.

From out of the darkness rises Taiyou-Shi, City of the Sun. Light Spires shine through all twenty-four of Taiyou-Shi's hours, providing artificial sunlight for all. Everyone that is, but the residents of the Utter Darkness. In this forsaken place, Mina, a young orphan, is forced to beg and steal on the streets to sustain herself in the hardscrabble way of life.

In the darkest corners, Marauders lurk, hunting little girls, searching for the one known only as “The Maiden”.

When Mina falls captive to a roving band of Marauders, she is faced with a life-altering decision: reveal the secret she has been hiding her entire life or stay silent and risk losing her already meager existence?

When people die as a result of her inaction, Mina realizes her secret is no longer hers to keep. A secret that lies in a most unusual ability: the power to manifest sunlight...

---

Kuro is an experiment: an attempt to prove that there is an audience for the Anime Novel. Kuro contains many of the aspects that make anime great: fast, frenetic action, large-scale battles, and striking visual imagery.

If you happen to like it, please comment and vote -- it goes a long way. Support writers of Anime Fiction!

http://www.landindarkness.com Copyright © 2013 Miko Limjoco Read Chapter


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