By Renee Scattergood
I’ve been interested in fantasy for as long as I can remember. Star Wars was the first fantasy that drew me in. I know a lot of people think of it more as science fiction, but it was the magic elements of the Jedi that captivated me. Ever since I saw the first Star Wars movie at eight years old, I couldn’t think of much else.
I didn’t start writing until I was in my mid-twenties, and since I mainly read fantasy novels, it made sense that it was what I started writing. I didn’t want to write about the things that most fantasy authors did, though. I love sword and sorcery and the faery folk, but I wanted to be more unique in my writing.
My love for Star Wars influenced me to write fantasy in more futuristic societies. I don’t know if I’ll ever do space faring stories, but I love there to be some elements of technology that we don’t possess. I also love shamanism, so most of the magical elements in my stories are based on that.
I do have plans for a sword and sorcery type series in the future, but I’m still working out the details on that one. I still hope to make it unique.
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Auren longs for adventure and a break from her tedious life on Appolia. It’s the start of summer, and she is looking forward to her yearly camping trip with her foster father, Kado. She believes these trips are for fun, but when they arrive on Luten Isle, Kado informs her that she is a shadow stalker, and she is in training.
One morning, Auren decides to take her training into her own hands. She only means to practice seeing the veil to the shadow world, the world of the shadow people and the source of their power. Instead, she opens the veil releasing a demon, a guardian of the shadow world, into the physical world.
With the deadly beast loose, she and Kado don’t have long to hunt it down and return it to where it belongs, or many innocent people could die.
About the Shadow Stalker Series:
Shadow Stalker is a series of short novellas (episodes) that tell the story of Auren, a young shadow stalker who is being hunted by the Galvadi Empire because of their belief that she will enslave the people of the Serpent Isles.
Episode 1: The Hidden Truth
Auren Trask’s perfectly normal life is disrupted when the Galvadi invade, and she learns a startling secret about her past. A secret that will change her life forever.
Episode 2: The Delohi-Saqu’s Fate
Auren is being targeted by the Council of Elders, and the only one who could put an end to their corruption is her father. But leaving the Dark Isle would turn Kado against her.
Episode 3: Shadows’ Betrayal
After seeing the monster she will become, Auren swears not to leave the Dark Isle. Despite that, the elders are conspiring against her. To escape their scheming, she and Kado decide to explore the Dark Isle. But worse things await them in the forests.
Episode 4: Forbidden Love
Kado and Auren survive a deadly storm, but when Auren is forbidden from pursuing love with another young shadow stalker, will it be enough to drive a wedge between her and her foster father?
Episode 5: Destiny Reconciled Part 1
Auren and Kado accept that they may not be able to avoid her leaving the Dark Isle. Now they have to prepare for that eventuality. Will the training be more than Auren can handle?
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