*This is the first book (novella-length) in The Darkling Chronicles series*
At the age of four, Patrick Benjamin Solomon becomes Anka Rehmling’s human charge. By eight, he can SEE her. At thirteen, he breaks her heart, and by eighteen, she finds herself fighting for his life.
As a darkling shadowcaster, Anka casts shadows in the human world, harnessing some of the earth’s UV light to bring back to Montenai—a world full of darklings, nymphs, satyrs, phantoms, and dragon lords. Her job is crucial to preserving the vitality and balance in her town of Shadowland. However, Anka has trouble following the strict rules set by the Shadowland Council, a ruling body comprised of three dragon lords.
The lords’ decree states all shadowcasters will abide by the rules or face the penalty of harsh punishment, banishment, or death. Torn between her world and Ben's, Anka must choose to defy the Council or turn her back on love.
Awesome YA/NA Fantasy Short Story!!
Shadow Blues – 5 Stars
I’m so happy that I Stepped Through The Portal and read “Shadow Blues” ~ It’s a great short story by Tricia Zoeller, an opener into
an amazing world. Zoeller’s world building is phenomenal. I like to read for an escape, and that is exactly what she gives you, when
you get lost in the World of Montenai. Very cool characters, and twist on mythical creatures. Meet Anka and Ben and follow them on
their tale of young love as rules are broken and lives are changed forever.