The Catâs Eye Chronicles
T. L. Shreffler
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: The Runaway Pen
Date of Publication: Sept. 12th, 2017
Number of pages: 300
Word Count: 85,000
Cover Artist: T. L. Shreffler
Tagline: Sora joins forces with unexpected allies to harness the power of the Catâs-Eye necklace and save the City of Crowns.
With winter solstice fast approaching, Sora and her companions are running out of time. She must stop The Shade from awakening the Dark God, yet a powerful force has overtaken her Catâs-Eye necklace, rendering the stone almost useless. To use the stone, Sora must learn to trust her instincts and embrace her own inner strength. She joins forces with unexpected allies, Lord Gracen Seabourne among them, to protect the City of Crowns. As the city dissolves into chaos, she finds herself barreling toward an epic battle that will decide the fate of mankind.
At risk to his own life, Crash returns to the Hive seeking aid against Cerastes. However, the events that led him into exile have not been forgotten. Will the Hive offer him redemption, or will they demand he pay the ultimate price for his transgressions?
Join Sora and Crash in their epic battle to save the City of Crowns!
Crash watched the bonfires in the distance.
Each day, more devotees swelled the Shadeâs ranks. Shadow portals transported them from cities, from fields and mountainsâfrom anywhereâto this forsaken desert. Nameless warriors pooled beneath a red plateau that towered in the twilight, blocking the moon.
An army of the lost, Crash thought. Their burning pyres beckoned to him like lighthouses on a foreign shore. But he had left those fires behind, walking miles into the flat desert to sit among the sand.
The Shadeâs encampment might be in the Desert of Ester, but he wasnât sure. His sense of certainty had fled long ago. He wondered at this unprecedented gathering. He wondered at the royal cityâs evacuation, so close to winter solstice night.
He watched the fires glint against the darkness. He watched, and sat, and pondered. At first, Cerastesâ army had puzzled him. He didnât know why a Grandmaster, typically a solitary figure concerned with martial discipline and meditation, would want to gather so many numbers. But now, as Crash became more firmly entrenched in the Shadeâs activities, he knew what they were about. He had thought Cerastes meant to wage war against the human kingdom, but he was wrong.
Cerastes wanted the Hive.
Crash had realized the Grandmasterâs ambition when the assassin Cobra had issued his last dying words. It had all become suddenly, perfectly clear. Stop him. Cobraâs death had returned the arrow to Crashâs compass, and perhaps for the first time, he knew true north. He knew what he had to do.
T. L. Shreffler is a noblewoman living in the sunny acres of San Fernando Valley, California. She enjoys frolicking through meadows, sipping iced tea, exploring the unknown reaches of her homeland and unearthing rare artifacts in thrift stores. She holds a Bachelors in Eloquence (English) and writes YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and poetry. She has previously been published in Eclipse: A Literary Anthology and The Northridge Review.
The Catâs Eye Chronicles: www.catseyechronicles.com