Secrets of Summerstone: Shadows
The isle of Summerstone has long been known as a land cursed to bear the darkest of the realm's creatures—monsters born from the hand of a most depraved god. However, many of the beasts that once painted the world of mortals in shadow and blood have been culled from the earth, living on only in the records of the brave huntsmen that tore them from this life. Yet, just as the defenders of Summerstone have perfected their craft, so has their original enemy... and, as a vicious act unfolds at the isle's edge, his designs for these lands begin to take shape once more.
Writing has always been a passion for me. Ever since I got my hands on Microsoft Word when I was eleven years old, I've been obsessed with the idea of storytelling. A few missteps and failed concepts in high school served as a lesson for me— creating something with the hope it would be good requires more than desire. It needs effort and diligence. These were things that I was not always willing to put forward, but when I did... well, that was an experience.
I wrote my first book, Prince of Azra, and self-published it the day before my 21st birthday. It was a dream achieved. Except, my book turned out to be quite disastrous. I had been determined to complete it and compelled to funnel all my creativity into it. Yet, I rushed everything— leaving my first novel mostly a mess.
It wasn't until later that I decided to try again. I gutted my book, tearing it apart to find every error that needed fixing, and eventually managed to release a second, much-improved version.
It's been quite a journey, but there's still a lot of work to be done. I hope you'll stick around for the ride.
Michael, an amateur writer. Born and Raised in East LA.