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Shade Chronicles

Book 1
Mirror Images Publishing
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Tale One of the Shade Chronicles:

Doljinaar. Kingdom of might and stone. One name is whispered upon the lips of every man, woman or child old enough to know fear. An assassin lives among them. A foreigner born of a far off dark land and yet lies as close as their shadows. An assassin that goes by the name of Shade... It has been many long years since Shade left the black forests of his people, the Dark Elves, where he was trained among the ranks of the Unseen. He has grown rich and powerful in the world of men, feeding off mankind's compulsion for spilling its own blood. His name has become like a cold wind slipping in through the night, but even he tires of his own legend and yearns for a challenge... And so when Shade was offered a job that could mean his own downfall, he did not hesitate to accept. He would strike at the crimelord of the Kurn underground. In one bold stroke he would make himself an enemy of his own dark underworld. Has he finally found a worthy enemy or will this contract be his last?
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About the author

J. L. Ficks began his mad wandering spending his childhood years day-dreaming and staring out classroom windows. He met his co-author J. E. Dugue in the 3rd grade, who joined him in his wistful wanderlust when the unlikely pair first dreamed up the massive fantasy world of Covent. J. L. graduated from Illinois State University whom he tricked into handing him a degree in English Studies. He worked as a freelance writer and ghostwriter for six years until he decided he didn't like writing other people's stuff. J. L. Ficks now works as a catastrophe adjuster. He spends weeks sifting through the wreckage of tornadoes, hurricanes and the like, helping people rebuild their lives. In his off duty periods, he pours more time into his writing, inflating his fantasy world into the most monstrously overblown fantasy world in literary history. J. L.'s unique mixture of experiences has granted him a cataclysmic perspective for life-shattering events and an odd obsession with rooftops, where his wife has found him writing from time to time. J. L. Ficks and J. E. Dugue have spent over 20 years pouring their thoughts, love and imaginations into the world of Covent, which has yet to play its best cards. He is married to his lovely wife of thirteen years and enjoys playing with his incredible son and adorable daughter.

J. L. Ficks began his mad wandering spending his childhood years day-dreaming and staring out classroom windows. He met his co-author J. E. Dugue in the 3rd grade, who joined him in his wistful wanderlust when the unlikely pair first dreamed up the massive fantasy world of Covent. J. L. graduated from Illinois State University whom he tricked into handing him a degree in English Studies. He worked as a freelance writer and ghostwriter for six years until he decided he didn't like writing other people's stuff. J. L. Ficks now works as a catastrophe adjuster. He spends weeks sifting through the wreckage of tornadoes, hurricanes and the like, helping people rebuild their lives. In his off duty periods, he pours more time into his writing, inflating his fantasy world into the most monstrously overblown fantasy world in literary history. J. L.'s unique mixture of experiences has granted him a cataclysmic perspective for life-shattering events and an odd obsession with rooftops, where his wife has found him writing from time to time. J. L. Ficks and J. E. Dugue have spent over 20 years pouring their thoughts, love and imaginations into the world of Covent, which has yet to play its best cards. He is married to his lovely wife of thirteen years and enjoys playing with his incredible son and adorable daughter.

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Publisher
Mirror Images Publishing
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Published on
Apr 6, 2012
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Pages
172
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ISBN
9781468072105
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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