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Pen Your Pride


343K Reads 8.4K Votes 32 Part Story
Brooke Burgess By BrookeBurgess3 Updated Dec 08, 2017


* *Voted 'TOP 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime' by GOODREADS.COM users!**
***Raves from The Guardian (UK), KIRKUS, Midwest Book Reviews, AMAZON, and more!!!***

In the sleepy town of Appleton, a young loner follows a stray cat onto the road and is struck by a car. A leg is shattered, a summer is ruined, and the troubled life of Billy Brahm goes from cursed.

When the mysterious cat appears at his bedside, Billy is haunted by strange and prophetic dreams; the creatures within them speak of Watchers and Shadows...and the Enemy that Awakens.  

Does this impossible realm hold the key to healing his broken body? Is the golden-eyed cat there to help the boy, or to make the nightmares come true? 

Too frightened to share the truth with his strict adoptive parents, Billy realizes that the only ones he can turn to are the local vet's daughter, the town's 'crazy cat lady'...

...and a mystical tiger, beckoning from his dreams. 



This is the first volume in THE SHADOWLAND SAGA -- a powerful and personal epic, intended to make you think, and feel, and Dream. It's a tale that slowly tightens its grip until you're unable to escape its haunting and mysterious grasp.

Thanks in advance for all the comments, votes, and support! I truly hope that you enjoy your journey with me through through the Veil...

Brooke Burgess

  • adventure
  • cats
  • children
  • demons
  • dreams
  • fable
  • horror
  • mystery
  • narnia
  • nightmares
  • pirates
  • potter
  • shapeshifters
  • spiritual
  • thriller
  • tiger
  • tigers
  • tolkien-esque
  • wattys2014
  • young
  • young-adult
- - May 02, 2016
What a great start to a story! You've got a good knack for dialogue. Thanks for sharing ☺
Collieplawer Collieplawer May 21, 2016
Brooke pare kumusta? Si tita yosa ba? E si bunso? Hahaha. 
                              Nice concept. ^_^
Amjeylaani Amjeylaani Nov 24, 2015
Awesome start... A suspend of mysterious character and object that makes you wonder, what is it that's cursed?
Iceandfire6 Iceandfire6 Aug 29, 2015
@AliceOWonderland @BelleHaddell you need to read this it's amazing!!!
- - Aug 12, 2015
Wow the imagery is so well put.  I can't wait to finish the book!
Secretquietlygirl Secretquietlygirl May 09, 2015
Well, I got to say that I'm 19 and my close friend told me about this book and how she did a picture of the tiger with the red shawl and it was amazing! So, now I'm going to read this story and it shall be amazing...or so she says haha