Rakariel has faced the darkness and lived to tell the tale. Her long journey is an attempt to escape the shadows of her past, but when she stumbles across a valley concealed by ancient and powerful magic in ages past, she feels she has no choice but to enter and confront whatever may lie within. Finding herself trapped inside with no way back, she forges onwards, her courage sustained by the magical light she carries — a light that will be all too quick to fade if she cannot find sunlight again. But the same light that sustains her is a beacon to the twisted creatures that stalk the perpetual gloom…
In the ruins of the once proud city at the valley’s heart, the last survivors of its people remain, living in darkness and silence to escape their deadly hunters. Awed by this impossible stranger who bears the light of the legendary sun upon her brow, one such survivor becomes her guide, offering her aid and companionship as she seeks out the source of the curse upon the land… for, despite all that stands in her way, she must lift it before her light fails her, or die trying.
|Publisher:||V. L. Bending|
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About the Author
I had an unconventional upbringing that taught me three things above all: to ask questions about everything, to think critically about the answers I get, and to be confident (but hopefully not overly so) in myself. If space is the final frontier, understanding is the final frontier of the mind, and it's that that I live to explore. Besides writing books, I'm a tutor and spend my spare time fixing my bomb site of a garden (an activity I find more enjoyable than one might expect), and enjoy reading, gaming, climbing, caving, and generally adventuring. I love animals, and have had or helped look after an endless string of pets: mice, gerbils, hamsters, rats, lizards, snakes, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Since I can't keep pets in my current house, I tend the garden, feed the wild birds, and grow houseplants, including a coleus that really should have died last year...