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Stone of Shadows
In the slums of Gereon, sixteen-year-old Will struggles to survive and keep food on the table for his siblings. Working each day in the fields, he endures regular torment from privileged bully Tristan Arrington. But when a dragon snatches Will, he discovers a stone that grants him the power of invisibility.
Returning to the city, Will uses his new ability and stumbles across a much darker truth about Tristan and his powerful father. Suddenly, the world is no longer black and white. There are people who are much more dangerous than Will ever thought. As a tentative friendship forms amidst a web of secrets, one boy’s life hangs in the balance—and just how much of himself is Will willing to risk?
This novella contains some darkness and violence, a generous helping of hurt/comfort, a healthy dose of stupid boys, and a clean HBTQ relationship. Please read here for trigger warnings.
Meet the author
Meet Camilla Vavruch, a multitasking marvel and dragon-lover extraordinaire! By day, she’s a doctor at a healthcare center, healing bodies and saving lives. By night (and early morning and lunch breaks), she unleashes her wild imagination as a writer of fantasy novels filled with magic and, of course, dragons of all shapes and sizes.
I devoured this book! It was so good from start to finish.
- Bevany, reader of "Stone of Shadows"
I would like to sign off by congratulating you on weaving this everlasting piece. It’s genuinely perennial and only a few classics have that capability. I’ve absolutely enjoyed working on this book from start to finish, I was hooked to Moira’s perspective, and I really wish you write a sequel to this someday.
- Shrishti, line editor of "The Lost Wings"
Stone of Shadows is such a well written and thoughtful novella. You truly get to know the characters through the short book, a beautiful story incased in a small amount of pages. There is plenty of world building, character development, and intriguing plot points throughout that have you guessing till the end.
- Anna, reader of "Stone of Shadows"
It was a very sweet story. The characters plots blended together nicely, carrying the story to the conclusion.
- The Bibliophile Project, on "The Lost Wings"
A really exciting story that kept me going until the end, wanting to know what would happen.
- Denisa, reader of "The Lost Wings"
I could not put your story down except when I had to. You have written a compelling, readable, entertaining book. Its pace is perfect, the characters are each interesting and engaging. Your plot line is outstanding and your world building, in the story seems so simple, but I know it took a great deal of thought and imagination to create it.
- A-M Mawhiney, reader of "The Lost Wings" and author of Spindrifts
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