Blood and shadows, p.1
Blood and Shadows, p.1Dayne Edmondson
Blood and Shadows
By: Dayne Edmondson
Copyright © 2013 Dayne Edmondson
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written consent of the Author.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales or persons living or dead is entirely coincidental.
Publisher: Dark Star Publishing
Edited by Athena Bedford and Jennifer Ingman
Cover design by Larry Lonsby Jr.
Coloring by Robert Johnston
ISBN 13: 978-0-9897435-0-1 (Paperback edition)
ISBN 13: 978-0-9897435-1-8 (Collector's Edition)
ISBN 13: 978-0-9897435-3-2 (Kindle edition)
ISBN 13: 978-0-9897435-2-5 (ePub edition)
This book would not have been made possible without the support that I received through Kickstarter to fund the publication process. I would like to say a special thank you to the following donors in particular:
Thomas J. Boyle
Steve and Monica Dutt
Eugenie and Rodger Badgerow
I would also like to thank my wife, Kate for standing by my side through all of the publication process and being supportive at every step of the way. You are my rock.
A big thank you has to go to the people who made this book possible. Larry Lonsby Jr, thank you for your great artistic talent in creating the cover image for this novel. Athena Bedford and Jennifer Ingman, I want to thank you for your fantastic editing services. Without you, this book wouldn't be what it is today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Knife in the Dark
Chapter 2: Screams
Chapter 3: A Task
Chapter 4: Waiting
Chapter 5: Darkness Spreads
Chapter 6: A Bear
Chapter 7: The Dancing Mare
Chapter 8: Meetings
Chapter 9: A Song
Chapter 10: Rumors
Chapter 11: Leaving Town
Chapter 12: Ambush
Chapter 13: Dark Travels
Chapter 14: Henry's Crossing
Chapter 15: A Plan
Chapter 16: The Darkness Waits
Chapter 17: Tales of Prophecy
Chapter 18: Justice
Chapter 19: A New Direction
Chapter 20: The Crossroads
Chapter 21: Old Friends
Chapter 22: Firestorm
Chapter 23: The Five Daggers
Chapter 24: The Battle Commences
Chapter 25: A Goodbye
Chapter 26: Memories
Chapter 27: The Saviors
Chapter 28: Hall of the Stars
Chapter 29: Parting of Ways
Chapter 1: A Knife in the Dark
How much blood will I shed tonight? How many people will die by my hand? At least none will be innocent. Such thoughts went through the mind of the veiled assassin as she surveyed the tavern from down the street. The moon hid behind the clouds, as if it knew what was to occur, leaving only the seven stars high above to faintly illuminate the veiled assassin’s lithe figure in the dark alleyway.
By all accounts, her target was not going to submit to the authority of her master without a fight. It was a shame that so many talented killers would have to die, but such was the command of her master, and she would carry out his will.
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