In Magic's Shadow

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About the author

Anaya MacLeod


My name is Soleil.

Anaya asked me to write something for her which would introduce readers to the world she loves to bring to life. She doesn’t like being the center of attention, but I do, so I was only too willing to help out.

For those who don’t know me, I am a pyran, and I live on Eratus. Pyrans look similar to the birds of fire called the Phoenix, although we have a larger build and can come in all the colors of the rainbow.

Eratus is a planet that resides in a star system next to Earth’s solar system. Our world is protected by a magical shield that works in much the same way as the atmosphere protects Earth. But our shield has an additional protection. It cloaks Eratus so that we remain invisible, even to Earth’s powerful telescopes.

My friends and I visited Anaya late one night and asked her to record our stories and share them with you. We chose Anaya because she loves to write fast-paced fantasy adventures. And she would listen to what we said without judging us.

On Eratus nothing is ever what it seems, and family secrets are deadlier than the evil creatures of dark magic the people must battle to survive. And the people of Eratus accept that there are gods that will betray them when they need them the most.

We are afraid that one day we will lose the battle to save Eratus, and our planet will die. Our stories are the only way we can ensure others know what happened to us so that they can learn and prepare in case the same thing happens to them.

​​​​​​​ Come and read our adventures. Help us save Eratus.