Return to the Fading Lands with a new C.L. Wilson Short story!Posted
I’m thrilled to announce, that after six years, I’ve finally had a chance to return to the Fading Lands, with a short story about Shannisorran vel Celay.
13Thirty Books asked twenty-six authors to agree to write stories based on the Tarot, with the cards determining which stories the authors would write. Each author was assigned a tarot card, and asked to write a short story inspired by that tarot card and its traits.
I was assigned the Ace of Swords, and the first name that came to my mind was, of course, Shannisorran vel Celay, Lord Death, the greatest warrior the Fading Lands has ever known. The Never Fear anthologies are horror shorts, and considering all the creepy monsters and evil villains that lurk in the dark corners of Eloran, I thought it would be a great time to explore a villain we haven’t seen before.
In my short story, A Good Day to Die, Shan sets out on what he intends to be his last battle as he leads his men into the hive of a powerful Drogon Blood Lord. Shan is a warrior of incredible honor and strength of will, but even that may not be enough to stand up to the insidious magic of the evil Blood Lord Malvern.
I hope you enjoy this short. Check out the excerpt and more here.