SIX DAYS OF SHADOWS

By EDWARD J. MCFADDEN III

In the fantasy world known as South Starland, amidst the secluded and sheltered enclave of Hollowhaven Valley, where mysterious starwisps, dancing lights in the sky, bestow powers upon a fortunate few, young Rayo of Tophelm plans an epic quest to save his people by building the first mechanical flying machine.

Sayzar Dreddpinn is a rogue and a trickster who plans to steal Rayo's grand new airship, the Trident, and search for the Flute of Carthos, a magical instrument that may hold the key to the starwisps. Sayzar's planned his quest to coincide with the six days of Shadow Season, a mysterious astrological week of power, during which the sun doesn't rise and starwisp powers coincide with the return of powerful dead in the form of shades, black-silhouetted specters that retain their starwisp magic.

Sayzar and crew cross the known world, following the ancient clues left by Carthos himself. At home old alliances are tested and new ones are built as the mesas head for war.

Sayzar can stop it all if he gives up what he wants most, the flute and his revenge.

  • Paperback: 380 pages

  • Publisher: Beacon Publishing Group 

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13:  978-1949472066

  • Category: Dark Fantasy | Science Fiction

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About Author

Edward J. McFadden III juggles a full-time career as a university administrator, with his writing aspirations. His novels Shadow of the Abyss, THROWBACK and The Breach were recently published by Severed Press, and Primeval Valley and Sea Tremors are coming in 2019. His short story Doorways in Time appeared in Shadows & Reflections, an estate authorized Roger Zelazny tribute anthology with an introduction by George R.R. Martin. His other novels include AWAKE, The Black Death of Babylon, Our Dying Land and HOAXERS (Crossroad Press.) Ed is also the author/editor of: Anywhere But Here, Lucky 13, Jigsaw Nation, Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings (re-released in eBook format Fall 2012 – Amazon Bestseller), Time Capsule, Epitaphs (W/ Tom Piccirilli), The Second Coming, Thoughts of Christmas, The Best of Pirate Writings. His short stories have appeared in over 75 magazines and anthologies. He lives on Long Island with his wife Dawn, their daughter Samantha, and their mutt Oli.

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