Shadow Blues: The Darkling Chronicles #1

· The Darkling Chronicles Book 1 · Blue Portal Press LLC
15 reviews

About this ebook

*This is the first book (novella-length) in The Darkling Chronicles series*

At the age of four, Patrick Benjamin Solomon becomes Anka Rehmling’s human charge. By eight, he can SEE her. At thirteen, he breaks her heart, and by eighteen, she finds herself fighting for his life. 

As a darkling shadowcaster, Anka casts shadows in the human world, harnessing some of the earth’s UV light to bring back to Montenai—a world full of darklings, nymphs, satyrs, phantoms, and dragon lords. Her job is crucial to preserving the vitality and balance in her town of Shadowland. However, Anka has trouble following the strict rules set by the Shadowland Council, a ruling body comprised of three dragon lords.

The lords’ decree states all shadowcasters will abide by the rules or face the penalty of harsh punishment, banishment, or death. Torn between her world and Ben's, Anka must choose to defy the Council or turn her back on love.


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15 reviews
Stacy L. Darnell
June 3, 2015
Shadow Blues – 5 Stars I’m so happy that I Stepped Through The Portal and read “Shadow Blues” ~ It’s a great short story by Tricia Zoeller, an opener into an amazing world. Zoeller’s world building is phenomenal. I like to read for an escape, and that is exactly what she gives you, when you get lost in the World of Montenai. Very cool characters, and twist on mythical creatures. Meet Anka and Ben and follow them on their tale of young love as rules are broken and lives are changed forever. 
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May 10, 2018
I'm sad that it ended with Anka saying she'll always come back and than the book ended I have some ideas for a better ending. Overall, it was a great book!
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May 3, 2020
A book that catches you and holds on. The characters are so unique and filled with personalities that keep you turning the pages quickly. As with all really good feeling of disappointment when you turn that page...and see it's the end. Thankfully...she's written more!!!
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About the author

Tricia Zoeller writes fantasy stories filled with mystery, magic, and mayhem. After a decade of working as a speech-language pathologist, she succumbed to the voices in her head and wrote her first book, urban fantasy FIRST BORN, published in May 2013. FIRST BORN is a paranormal mystery about a shapeshifter in Atlanta. It is the first book in the Lily Moore Series. 

THE DARKLING CHRONICLES is her young adult series that delves into alternate planes, portals, and mystical creatures. 

She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Lou, her little yappy dog, Lola Belle, and her big orange mutant cat, George. Her two stepsons, Joseph and Robert, make stopovers as well, making sure to keep life an adventure.

Writing has always been a part of her life—like breathing and chocolate. For more information about Tricia and her books, visit:

Facebook: Tricia Zoeller, Author

Twitter: @tzoellerwriter


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