Own Shadow’s Hand on June 30th, 2018!

  

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!

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Below you will find all of the books I’ve written, or in my case, all of the ones I’m currently working on.

The Shadow’s Creed Saga

Shadow’s Hand (book one of The Shadow’s Creed Saga)

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!

 

About the Author

Hello, I’m Noelle. One of the aspects of writing and reading I love the most are the characters that live within the pages. We have the opportunities, both as writers and readers, to experience people who are better than ourselves. Flawed still, but people who go against all odds, perhaps too great for us in real life to aspire to. They speak grander, fight against magical forces and live in a place where imagination and dreams can thrive. This is why I write Fantasy. Within my characters I find the strength and hope for a better tomorrow, one that can be more fantastical and beyond reality. It’s these characters that I wish to write, and these journeys I want to take my reader’s on.

I’ve been writing my trilogy, The Lost Skills, for the past three years. The original idea came to me back in high school where I had the support of many of my English teachers to continue writing the book. However, I realized that in order to write a good book, I needed to have experienced life more. I needed to lose someone close. I needed to have my heartbroken. I needed to know what it was like to really love someone, and what it means to be loved. So, I put my book away and came back to it eight years later. I feel that I can instill my life experiences into my characters now and really understand them.

I now feel I have the discipline, experience and imagination needed to bring the books to publication. For now, this is my records to publication and my writing process. My only wish is to write books that take people on a journey, and feel that perhaps they have a friend and someone to aspire to, within the pages.

Other than writing, I’m a Colorado native. I live in the mountains with my fiance, two border collies and two cats, and spend most of my free time hiking, creating art or taking photographs of my dogs for their Instagram account.

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