Shadow of Israphel

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fan Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Lewis, a self-doubting space explorer, is trapped on a strange planet with Simon, a dwarf with wildly impulsive tendencies. When they accidentally open a doorway to a hellish world they unleash a terrible evil with devastating and far-reaching consequences. Now they must set out on a wild adventure, filled with colorful characters, to save the world, find their way home, and discover the heroes within themselves.

(A novelization of the Yogscast's wildly popular Minecraft YouTube series.)


Table of Contents

Two Distinct Worlds

Submitted: September 17, 2012

“Field commander, Lewis Xephos, reporting for team transport to surface.” Read Chapter

Surviving the Night

Submitted: September 17, 2012

“I'm Simon,” the man said cheerfully. “I'm a dwarf,” he added. Read Chapter

Misfits On A Mission

Submitted: September 20, 2012

There was a scream from outside, jolting Lewis awake. Forgetting his surroundings, he uncurled from the floor with a start and collided w... Read Chapter

A Warble of Hope

Submitted: September 24, 2012

“Simon, friend, did you leave the door open?” Lewis asked cautiously.
There was a long pause.
“Oops?” Simon suggested.
The door to their house was standing wide open and something was moving around inside. Read Chapter

Dark Construction

Submitted: September 24, 2012

An inhuman, gasping roar came from the dark frame. Simon and Lewis both went stiff with terror. The tiny flames inside the frame suddenly erupted into a full-fledged fire and turned purple. With dizzying speed, the flames spread around the inside of the frame, defying gravity and physics. The long clinging fingers of fire tangled and converged, twisted and whirling into a single mass inside the frame. Read Chapter

An Unwanted Presence

Submitted: September 27, 2012

Sand began to spill from within the frame as if from a broken hour glass, piling around its dark edges. It poured slowly and steadily until a heap was spilling across the cave floor toward the entrance. Only then did it stop and the world paused, as if bracing itself. Onto this sand stepped a pair of dark, dusty shoes, the leather cracked with time. Read Chapter

Opened Doors

Submitted: September 27, 2012

“Where are you?” Simon asked. Then he lowered his voice to a playfully ominous whisper. “Where are you?” He was still immensely e... Read Chapter

A Baptism of Fire

Submitted: October 01, 2012

Lewis was hacking his way through the forest at the base of the mountain. The knapsack he had brought with him was heavy with meat and mu... Read Chapter

The Last Straw

Submitted: October 03, 2012

“Give it back!” Simon roared. An intelligent application of leverage can overpower even the strongest dwarf and Simon was frustra... Read Chapter

Coom 'ere!

Submitted: October 08, 2012

Lewis had never been shot by an arrow before. He had been tazed, phased, grazed by a laser (on accident), shot with a simulated bullet, a... Read Chapter

A Peculier Old Man

Submitted: October 11, 2012

Verigan Peculier was weary, in soul and body. He was afraid and he felt so alone. Hope had failed him. His thin fingers wrapped tight... Read Chapter

Secrets In Terrorvale

Submitted: October 15, 2012

Simon pounced upon the bed and a puff of dust erupted from the mattress causing him to sneeze mightily. Lewis laughed. “Blimey! The... Read Chapter

Fire In the Night

Submitted: October 18, 2012

A hurried knock on the door woke Simon and Lewis from their sleep. Simon jolted upright, shouted something in a thick sleep-slurred voice... Read Chapter

Death Is Only the Beginning

Submitted: October 22, 2012

The words caught in Lewis' throat so suddenly he made a choking noise. Simon froze, his fingers stiffening around the picture, inadverten... Read Chapter

First Blood

Submitted: October 25, 2012

He was used to darkness and cold stone but the stairs down were still treacherous for Simon. As he ran his hand along the rough wall, he ... Read Chapter

Burning Bridges and Bodies

Submitted: October 29, 2012

It took a great deal of effort on Lewis' part to suppress the urge to call Simon back. He might be a stranger to the planet but he was pr... Read Chapter

Storming the Castle

Submitted: November 01, 2012

There was the sound of splintering wood and stone as the door, and part of the wall, shattered. In the newly made doorway, a massive zombie roared. It was a head taller than Lewis and twice Simon's girth. Read Chapter

Tunnel Run

Submitted: November 01, 2012

At first, Simon was excited to head into the tunnel. His natural dwarfishness drew him toward the dark stone, overriding any fear he may ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 05, 2012

The ocean was breathing softly nearby. There was sand, warm sand, beneath him. Lewis hoped he was asleep. He wanted to be asleep. But the... Read Chapter

Message For The Sky

Submitted: November 08, 2012

Simon tromped across the sand, kicking it experimentally with his feet. It was fascinating the way the sand seemed to change color depend... Read Chapter

A Living Legend

Submitted: November 12, 2012

Lewis had managed to tire himself down to where he could behave himself reasonably, but just barely. Watching the ship drift slowly over ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 15, 2012

They were airborne. It was a glorious feeling. After having been trapped on the island for months, with shifting sand beneath their feet ... Read Chapter

More Important Things

Submitted: November 19, 2012

The cave was within easy walking distance of the crash-site and, despite his injury, Peculier kept good stride with the others. So that w... Read Chapter

Ashes to Ashes

Submitted: November 26, 2012

The trek to the house was arduous and silent. Peculier steadfastly trudged along as Lysander and Lewis helped him and Simon lead the way.... Read Chapter

Spires At Dawn

Submitted: November 29, 2012

Mistral was far south of their mountain, across a thin land bridge and through a forest. Part of the way along, they came to a road but b... Read Chapter

Opium and Bacon

Submitted: December 03, 2012

Simon sat silently on the cold hearth of Lysander's first-floor living room and kicked moodily at the purple carpet. In front of him, Lew... Read Chapter

Things That Go Boom

Submitted: December 10, 2012

Above their heads, at the center of the second level of the city, hung a massive stone tower ringed with a hovering framework of walkways... Read Chapter

Fumblemore's Quest

Submitted: December 12, 2012

The second level of Mistral City was a sight to behold. Simon and Lewis struggled to stay on task as Lysander lead them across swaying wo... Read Chapter

The Politics of Religion

Submitted: December 17, 2012

Having split up briefly, Lysander, Lewis and Simon had regathered in Lysander's living room. Lysander was lugging a bucket of water from ... Read Chapter

Ends Justify The Means

Submitted: December 20, 2012

“What do you suggest?” Simon sulked. He wasn't particularly interested in burgling at the moment and that took some of the fun out planning. Lysander grinned, his white teeth flashing. He pointed upward coolly. “We come from above.” Read Chapter

Mission Impossible

Submitted: December 28, 2012

To the east, the sky was just beginning to hint at a coming dawn. The stars above were still bright and cold but everything around was ne... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 31, 2012

Simon half ran, half skipped into the city square as he hummed to himself. He had a plan. He would give the diamonds he had found to Gran... Read Chapter

Muddy Water

Submitted: January 03, 2013

Lewis and Lysander met back up at Lysander's house. Lysander reported that he had put the unconscious Jasper back in his house and had st... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 07, 2013

“Is it this way? I don't know where I'm going Lewis,” Simon admitted. “I don't know where I'm going!” Lewis looked around and... Read Chapter

In His Father's Footsteps

Submitted: January 10, 2013

Lysander lead the way back to his house and they all climbed the stairs to the bedroom. Simon removed his helmet respectfully as Lysander... Read Chapter

Danger: Mine Closed

Submitted: January 14, 2013

Lewis groaned. He could not believe he was doing this. It seemed like, just when they were starting to get somewhere, they ended up under... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 17, 2013

Simon could smell the hot acrid scent long before Peculier or Lewis noticed it. He took a breath and his skin tingled. His senses went on... Read Chapter

Mistral's Fate

Submitted: January 21, 2013

“There's just one thing that's bothering me,” Lewis said thoughtfully. “What's that, Hero?” Peculier asked as he hung the she... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 24, 2013

Boulders rained down as the stone of the tower ripped apart against its own weight. The glass windows in its body shattered. Simon an... Read Chapter

Fortress of the Cult

Submitted: January 28, 2013

Lewis and Simon followed Peculier out of the ruins of Mistral through a gap in the back wall. By the terrible glow of the dying city, the... Read Chapter

Finding Granny

Submitted: January 31, 2013

“It's just Granny!” he insisted, stepping forward and throwing the bolt to open the door. “But she's making weird noises!” Simon whimpered, backing up quickly. The door swung open and Lewis immediately began to regret his choice. Read Chapter

No Mercy

Submitted: March 22, 2013

“See, I told you!” Simon shrieked as they retreated to the opposite end of the room. “I told you! What's going on with her!” ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 25, 2013

Lewis was unsure of how long they knelt there, grieving. The shadowy dungeon seemed timeless. He knew they couldn't stay there forever an... Read Chapter

Beyond Skull Pass

Submitted: April 01, 2013

The boys felt tired and hungry and broken. It had been days since either of them had eaten or had a proper sleep. They had been too busy ... Read Chapter

Carnival Del Banjo

Submitted: April 08, 2013

As Lewis studied the carnival, his attention was drawn to the people. A handful of them were drifting from the corners of the circus, app... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 15, 2013

Lewis was walking through the corridors and hallways of his ship, the I.S.S. Soi. The lights were bright and the corner's were shadowless... Read Chapter

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