by Raven Eckman
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mother is uncaring and her brother is too young to protect her, so when Rune’s
father sells her to the depraved city of Wraith at the young age of ten, no one
stops him. His last words to her are of a debt he cannot pay. The shadows
who’ve kept Rune company as long as she can remember seem to know what he
speaks of and yet they keep their silence.
so Rune grows up living in servitude to Wraith’s brothel and its manipulative
mistress, Agata, all while having only the faintest recollections of her
forgotten childhood. Years later when she finally escapes Wraith, a wild place
wrapped up in hedonism and old world ritual, she vows to never return…
a child prince is kidnapped by a masked killer in a neighboring kingdom,
however, Rune no longer has a choice. Joined by Weylin, her old love and a
fellow Wraith runaway, she returns to the accursed city and the shadows of her
all is as it seems as threads of memory begin to unravel, revealing old lies
and dark secrets.
debt of her past may be too high to pay.
shadows are speaking.
The rain went from something violent to a slow steady drizzle.
across my shoulders, I kept my head down in a display of learned obedience. The
action concealed the fear I was trying to hide even as the shadows beckoned me
the wet leaves beneath me as Papa’s muttering grew in volume. He had dragged me
from bed around midnight, throwing my cloak and boots at my feet as I blinked
sleep from my eyes.
folds of rain. The path had long since grown uncharted. Fear prickled its
fingers along my spine at the first etching in the tree to me right.
flinch as his voice rose with distress.
ancestral language over the years, a language that I held close and buried
“Ég lék mér með skugga, Papa—”
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About Raven Eckman
Raven is a freelance editor by night and fangirl at every other available
She always knew books were her passion, well after her grandmother’s challenge to read a book a day, and obtained her B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University.
Over the past four years, she has worked with a range of authors, both
self-published and traditionally published, on short stories and novels from
horror to contemporary in YA and Adult fiction.
Currently, she’s drowning in her TBR list, drafting her second WIP, brainstorming a new project, and expanding her freelancing business—all while looking for more bookish things to get involved with.
Her debut novel, Shadowspeak, will be published by Fox Pointe Publishing, LLP, in January 2021.