Darkness Within

Darkness Within

A NaNoWriMo 2013 Novel

About the Book

Cailleach is an immortal diviner who has been entrusted with the task of maintaining balance and harmony in the human realm. On the cusp of the 5th Century, he is sent into a murderous rage and launches the human realm into the Dark Ages. His punishment is to be banished to the Shadow Realm for eternity without the hope of redemption.

Clinging to memories of a single human woman, Cailleach finds his light in the darkness and becomes the protector of wanderers in the lost forest. Ages pass before he is called upon by The Council and given a chance at redemption. 

All he must do is protect and guide one human female. Awen may be the "hand of god"; a physical incarnation of goodness on earth and redemption for the human race but darkness crashes around her. She is also a 17 year old female on the brink of womanhood. Outside forces have controlled Awen's life from birth and the time of reckoning is upon her. The two must face their own duality and achieve balance for the whole of humanity. This will require sacrifice...but is the sacrifice too big?

**This is a NaNoWriMo novel so it is being written fairly quickly. It is a work in progress and I will update often. I also promise to listen to comments and change the book to be tailored toward my readers. Feedback is welcome...no, it's encouraged!

About the Author

Ashley Willis
Ashley Willis
Raised in the bosom of West Virginia's Appalachian mountains, Ashley (Crowe) Willis has always loved nature. Studying literature through reading, Ashley realized early on in life that she was meant to be an author. She is working on her first novel with thoughts of a sequel and many more titles to come. She is a wife, a mother of 4, and a lover of words. Her works are thought provoking and literary driven stories with interesting and thoughful characters. 

About the Contributors

Shannon Willis
Shannon Willis

Graphic Desinger

Shannon Willis of Willis Graphics donated the design for my awesome book cover!

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 24
  • Chapter 25
  • Chapter26
  • Chapter27
  • Chapter 28

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