The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve
Preface Matthew in The Shadow Realm
When I woke, I found myself in a place void of light. The darkness was overwhelming. I could feel it deep down in my soul. There was no love, no hope just complete darkness.
I tried to move, but I felt as if something was holding me down. I looked all around, but I couldn’t see anything. My eyes hadn’t adjusted to the lack of light. If they had, I might have seen him approaching me. All I could see was a shadow. I didn’t know if I could speak out of fear of the unknown. What was he I thought? I thought I had seen the shadow smile if that were possible.
“Who are you? Where am I?” I couldn’t believe I could speak even though my voice must have sound weak and feeble to him.
“I am The Shadow King, the Lord of The Shadow Realm and you are my slave.” he laughed. “You are weak now, but that will change. You cry over your family. It’s pathetic. I brought you here to give you a chance. A chance to return to your loved ones. You miss them don’t you?”
He answered without giving me a chance to reply.
“You miss them because you are weak, but you do not know or realize how much darkness is in your heart. You will make a great slave.”
“But how will I get back to my loved ones, if I am your slave!” I thought about Maurelle. I knew Maurelle was in pain. I couldn’t lose her. I couldn’t lose them. Where were my kids? What happened to them? There had been too much loss in my life. “I will not lose her! I will not lose them” I thought about the first time I saw her. How beautiful her wings glistened in the sunlight. She has been my light in my darkest of days but something tells me my darkest days are yet to come.