The Phantom Races

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
They arrive in a great torrent of sudden wind and clouds, shadows amongst shadows that emerge onto the shores of Alia without warning. The most glorious among them, they say, is a stallion that is dredged from the depths of the ocean itself. His mane and tail makes up the white froth that accompanies the currents of the sea, while his hooves are the thunder of each wave as it greets the land. His blue-black eyes hold within their depths the glint of the sun as it kisses the water, while his coat is the silken texture of the sea itself, as black as water during a storm. He is known as the Phantom.

Legend has it that he comes when the country needs him most, a messenger from the Gods. He was last seen two hundred years ago, during a time of great sorrow and darkness. Then as quickly as he appeared, he disappeared, never to be seen again. Year after year, the unicorns come and go, and what has become to be known as the Phantom Races began. Still, no sign of the famous ocean stallion emerged, until now.

The Fates have set their eye on one young woman, who at this moment, is the furthest thing from a heroine there is. As the oceans begin to churn once more and an age-old cult rises, her life will never be the same again.

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Chapter One

Submitted: September 13, 2012

They arrive in a great torrent of sudden wind and clouds, shadows amongst shadows that emerge onto the shores of Alia without warning. The most glorious among them, they say, is a stallion that is dredged from the depths of the ocean itself. His mane and tail makes up the white froth that accompanies the currents of the sea, while his hooves are the thunder of each wave as it greets the land. His blue-black eyes hold within their depths the glint of the sun as it kisses the water, while his coat is the silken texture of the sea itself, as black as water during a storm. He is known as the Phantom. Legend has it that he comes when the country needs him most, a messenger from the Gods. He was last seen two hundred years ago, during a time of great sorrow and darkness. Then as quickly as he appeared, he disappeared, never to be seen again. Year after year, the unicorns come and go, and what has become to be known as the Phantom Races began. Still, no sign of the famous ocean stallion emerged, until now. The Fates have set their eye on one young woman, who at this moment, is the furthest thing from a heroine there is. As the oceans begin to churn once more and an age-old cult rises, her life will never be the same again. Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: September 13, 2012

    I know Solstice doesn’t like storms, but she trusts me to get us through it, and I trust her not to throw me.&nbs... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: September 13, 2012

    Cal leads the way into the street, my meager groceries left behind in the isle. War rages outside; the storm is our... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: September 13, 2012

    We finally get Kallen to sleep, even though it is only around lunch.  Cal is still here, ghosting about, alway... Read Chapter

Chapter Five

Submitted: October 17, 2012

“Almost done,” he whispers, accenting his words with a final snip of the scissors.  As the last lock of my once long hair falls ... Read Chapter

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