I used to believe our morals were absolute.
I no longer am certain.
Imposters pose as our Shadow group, spreading fear and killing innocents across Kiriku. These False Shadows wield a magic in its infancy called the Skills. There’s great potential in this power, but a menacing undertone taints those who wield it. Their intentions are sinister, without purpose and their morals, questionable.
I am Kilo, a Shadow of Vaiyene, and I vow to put an end to the False Shadows. Our enemy knows our weakness, and I fear I will not be able to remain true to the creed I’ve lived by. Despite this, I must persist and find a way to return peace. I am the strength our people need and the one who will save those who live in Kiriku. Even if I forsake myself, I will do whatever is necessary.
I am Shenrae, the next generation of Shadows, and I vow to grow strong. My comrades doubt my abilities to become a Shadow, sneering at my attempts. I don’t blame them for their doubt, as I often wonder myself, but there’s no one else I can rely on but myself. My parents died because of the False Shadows, and I refuse to let my brother face the dangers alone.
I may be young, but I can sense darkness coming. The Phantoms have warned me against it, but there is no other path I can take. Whether I join the Shadows or not, our safety is no longer ensured.
Shadow’s Hand is the first book in a heroic epic fantasy, inspired by Japan’s samurai and their warrior code Bushido. It’s a story about the makings of a hero and the hero’s sacrifice, told from two characters in two different stages of their life. If you like characters with strong morals, fast-paced epic storytelling and exploring magic’s morality, you’ll love the The Shadow’s Creed Saga. Pick up a copy today and join Kilo and Shenrae on their heart-wrenching journey!