The Shield of Soren
The Light and Shadow Chronicles Book 2
by D.M. Cain
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Ten-year-old Soren Nitaya's marked talent makes him the youngest soldier ever to become an apprentice to the legendary warrior, Raven Lennox. As a prince of Alcherys, he will be expected to fight in the eternal war against the Brotherhood of Shadow when he reaches sixteen.
But is the young prince up to the task when he's more interested in causing mischief than in mastering weapons?
When one of Soren’s adventures goes off course, he unwittingly unleashes a deadly threat. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy's land. Does Soren have what it takes to save
his country before the Brotherhood destroys everyone and everything he loves?
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From Chapter Two of The Shield of Soren by D.M. Cain
A COLD SLAB OF STONE. That was all tat was left of fifteen-year-old Freya Nitaya. The bells around the city of Nazaki chimed, their mournful tune echoing across the kingdom of Alcherys like ripples across a calm lake.
The usually vibrant and majestic city had been brought to a standstill when Freya’s body had been taken through the streets, followed by a stream of mourners. The funeral procession finished its slow march at the Nazaki Cathedral, an immense marble temple right in the centre of the capital city.
At least two hundred members of Freya’s family attended, all of her siblings, aunts and uncles, and distant cousins who had come from miles away. Everybody. They were all part of the largest family on the planet, the Children of Light. When one of their own died, they all turned out to say goodbye. On top of that, there were a huge number of ordinary citizens of Alcherys who had turned up to pay their respects to the fallen princess.
The ceremony was short but beautiful, a fitting tribute to the tragically short life of the beautiful teenage girl for whom life had only just begun. When it was finished, the Alcherans trudged back to their homes with their heads drooped in sadness. Their grief at the loss of one of the royal family was profound. It always was every time the war claimed one of their leaders, but at least they could return to their lives and leave the conflict behind. When the halls were emptied of mourners, only the family was left behind in the cold, marble temple. It was Freya’s parents, her brothers and sister who would have to live with the loss.
A Chronicle of Chaos
The Light and Shadow Chronicles Book 1
In a world ravaged by war, the paths of two warriors are about to cross with world-changing consequences.
Chaos is a soldier of The Children of the Light, and fights in the name of destiny, honor and glory. Arrogant and headstrong, he believes he is the strongest warrior in the land, until a fateful coincidence puts him at the mercy of the demon Anathema.
The two strike up an intense rivalry, but their obsession to destroy one another only leads them closer together. When the forces of Light and Dark collide, where will their loyalties lie?
The Light and Shadow Chronicles series features a range of books which can be read in any order. The first of these to be written was A Chronicle of Chaos.
The Shield of Soren will be released in March 2017. She is currently working on the next
novel in the Light and Shadow Chronicles series, The Sins of Silas, as well as two complementary novellas entitled Genesis of Light and Origin of Shadow.
Cain has released one stand-alone novel: The Phoenix Project, a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future. The Phoenix Project was the winner of the 2016 Kindle Book Review Best Sci-Fi
Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK with her husband and young son, and spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.