by Rachael Blaylock
About the Book
Millennia ago, Erbium was invaded by a species entirely foreign to human or animal life. Made of darkness, they are only known as the Shadows. They came in search of their Hunters, a human child chosen at birth: one Hunter to one Shadow. The Shadow initiates the child by killing their loved ones, inviting them to join the death dance. Death is the ultimate glory for the Shadows and only a Shadow’s Hunter can kill it. Now Charis, a young Hunter with a heritage of passion and power, must choose if she will seek her Shadow in return and destroy the race’s ignorant evil from Erbium or ignore the death mark on her arm and try to live a normal life.
I am a farm town girl who loves words and art and combining them together. I have been writing creative works since I was little and as I grew up, discovered that I liked adding artwork to it as well. My stories are mainly science fiction and focus on strong, conflicted characters, especially female characters, who have to struggle to accept themselves for who they are and embrace their uniqueness and all the power and weakness that comes with that.