The Ladies of Horror
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Frozen, trapped in this realm where there are no yesterdays or tomorrows – where time is meaningless. It has always been thus. Black tendrils of noxious gases encircle my translucent body, chaining me to an eternity of penance. Penance for a sin I cannot remember.
I remember little – was I born here? Sometimes I have flashes as though some long forgotten memories were bubbling out of my brain, trying to fight their way to the surface. How long have I been here? A minute? An eternity? I don’t even remember my own name…
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Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future.
Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade – a Black Dragon – is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war.
Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?