Welcome to the book blitz for Shadowspeak by Raven Eckman! Check out an excerpt from this new adult fantasy and then be sure to purchase your own copy. Enjoy!
Once there was a girl who spoke to shadows…
Rune’s mother is uncaring and her brother is too young to protect her, so when Rune’s father sells her to the depraved city of Wraith at the young age of ten, no one stops him. His last words to her are of a debt he cannot pay. The shadows who’ve kept Rune company as long as she can remember seem to know what he speaks of and yet they keep their silence.
And so Rune grows up living in servitude to Wraith’s brothel and its manipulative mistress, Agata, all while having only the faintest recollections of her forgotten childhood. Years later when she finally escapes Wraith, a wild place wrapped up in hedonism and old world ritual, she vows to never return…
When a child prince is kidnapped by a masked killer in a neighboring kingdom, however, Rune no longer has a choice. Joined by Weylin, her old love and a fellow Wraith runaway, she returns to the accursed city and the shadows of her past.
Not all is as it seems as threads of memory begin to unravel, revealing old lies and dark secrets.
The debt of her past may be too high to pay.
The shadows are speaking.
Death is waiting.
Read an excerpt:
“Should I finally break open the mead or maybe we can—” My words falter when a touch ghosts across my shoulder. I snarl, thinking it is a shadow determined to get my attention, but instead I see the edges of a cloak, a flash of gold. A figure hurries off into the darkness, their cloak’s hood pulled down low. They look to be carrying something heavy. Perhaps supplies for a ship? Birgir growls, positioning himself in front of me, his hackles raised. I catch a musky scent that’s vaguely recognizable, yet foreign all at once. I can’t see anything save for the flicker of lights on the water and soon the sting of the salt in the air blurs my vision. Perhaps I should return to taking my tonic … Perhaps old demons are too close to home and I’m seeing things again. Maybe I really am sick and need it—Anik still urges me to take it whenever I complain of memories that aren’t my own. But it’s been three years since I stopped making the tonic I can no longer find the ingredients for. A child’s wail comes from among the creaking of the wooden docks and the lapping of waves. My shoulders hunch all the way to my cottage door.
About the Author
Raven is a freelance editor by night and fangirl at every other available opportunity.
She always knew books were her passion, well after her grandmother’s challenge to read a book a day, and obtained her B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University.
Over the past four years, she has worked with a range of authors, both self-published and traditionally published, on short stories and novels from horror to contemporary in YA and Adult fiction.
Currently, she’s drowning in her TBR list, drafting her second WIP, brainstorming a new project, and expanding her freelancing business—all while looking for more bookish things to get involved with.
Her debut novel, Shadowspeak, will be published by Fox Pointe Publishing, LLP, in February 2021.
She is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook when she remembers.
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