The Shadow Watch (Completed)
Wielding magic is a crime worthy of death in the New World. Which means Tori should be dead.
Before committing the unforgivable crime, all Tori hoped for in life was to survive another harsh Oshan winter with her closest friend and fellow slave, Darien, still laboring beside her. But everything changes when Darien is drafted into the Chancellor's infamous army, the Shadow Legions. In a desperate attempt to save him, Tori displays a sudden flash of magic power. Power unknown in the New World, since the Chancellors of old exterminated the last bloodlines of the magic Watchers.
Though she should be executed, Tori is spared by the Chancellor. The alluring ruler is fascinated by her Watcher power and seeks to use it for his own gains. All is not lost, though. With the help of unexpected allies, Tori escapes and joins a resistance army of magical beings called the Shadow Watch.
As Tori trains for war, Darien loses himself to the indoctrination of the Legions. Meanwhile in a distant tribal kingdom, a tormented Watcher is caught in a game of power that may determine the dark trajectory of the entire New World. The Chancellor sets out on a quest for revenge, and ancient terrors rise from the dead, threatening the destiny of all.
As the New World plunges into yet another brutal war, Tori and Darien find themselves pitted against one another. But no bond is unbreakable in the schemes of the Chancellor.
-- THE SHADOW WATCH is now complete, and undergoing edits before I begin drafting Book 2
-- Please vote and add to your reading list :) I sure appreciate it!
-- This is a first draft, so your feedback, both positive and critical, is most welcome!
-- First in Fantasy in the Pin Point Awards
-- Runner Up for Fantasy in the Young Adult Awards
-- Runner Up in The Chosen One contest by @Fantasci
A big thanks to @MissBookNut for the beautiful cover!