Shardfall, The Shardheld Saga, #1

Shardfall, The Shardheld Saga, #1

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Paul E Horsman By PaulEHorsman Completed

Muus is only a thrall, a chattel without rights, but he knows the small, blue shard he picked up belongs to him alone. His commonsense saves their lives from cold and starvation. 
                                                  
                                                  Kjelle, heir to the Lord of a rich mininghold, is spoiled, and covetous of his thrall's tantalizing find. His greed causes an avalanche that leaves both young men marooned on an icy mountain slope. 
                                                  
                                                  Birthe, young wisewoman and huntress, mother of baby boy Búi, is brave and clever. She knows her way through the snowy wilderness of the Norden and her songs are filled with magic. 
                                                  
                                                  Now the three young people are bound together on a danger-laden journey to a lost and burning land, where Muus needs to connect the skyshard to the Kalmanir, the standing stone that is the world's wellspring of all magic. The Kalmanir's time is almost up and it urgently needs to be replenished before the magic of Gods and men runs out. The two boys have to learn to trust each other, for all around them, enemies abound. Rebels threaten both the kingdom and Kjelle's holding, and a tribe of mad idolaters is trying to recall the banned primordial Old Gods. Even more imminent is Muus' danger, for it comes from nearby, from the shard itself. 
                                                  
                                                  An action-packed adventure in a snowy land full of betrayal, rebellion and danger.

KiritoSan16 KiritoSan16 Mar 26
It's nice to see that you've put up your five senses in your story, what I mean is, You describe and not just tell. I like it :) I've made my first book which is the "Enchanted House" if you happen to have a free time, please do stop by on my account. Thank youu :)
TimmyLail TimmyLail Jan 31
Very nice!You've got my attention, and I'll definitely be reading more!
AlecHutson AlecHutson Mar 18
Hi, good chapter - for clarity's sake I would advise making some kind of break between characters - - we hop from Elward to Kjelle to Muus without warning. Maybe something like 
                              
                              *         *         *
                              
                              To signify we have a new POV.
Hi Alec,
                              You are quite correct, I hadn't noticed but it is unclear.
                              I added some extra spaces, that should do it.
                              Thanks for the suggestion.
Really nice! I love vikings so much, they are so fascinating. Now I'll read the next part... :D