Fiction - Short Story/Novela
27 Pages
Reviewed on 10/26/2016
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Author Biography

C. M. Williams is a twenty-something year old book lover and sometime craft artist. She lives happily in a great town with a wonderful - but often wacky - family.

As a Christian homeschool graduate she has had a passion for all things books since the day her Mother first taught her to read.

Shadowsong, a fantasy short story, is her first published work.

She is currently working on the first draft of book 1 in a fairytale retelling series.

You can find her on her author website:

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readers' Favorite

Shadowsong by C.M. Williams is a fantasy/allegory short story of around eight thousand words. Brave and determined Rhianna enters the Vault of the Master’s Song with her faithful warrior, Aronne. Her mission is to find the Orb and so possess its powers. But the ruthless and evil Lord Rogar has other plans. In the battle that ensues, Aronne is injured, the Orb appears to be destroyed, and Rhianna and Aronne find themselves trapped in the vault. Will Aronne forgive her for using him, and can Rhianna discover the real power and purpose behind the Orb?

C.M. Williams has crafted a well-written and intriguing story. The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of fast action and nail-biting moments. I loved the beginning where not too much is given away, and the reader is drawn into the magic, tension, and danger. Scenes are described with enough vividness to make them and the unique and fascinating characters believable.

Essentially, Shadowsong is about the battle between good and evil that has existed in the world since its creation. And it is about the light and goodness that constantly attempt to break through and triumph, despite man’s all too often inability to see and understand it. Rhianna’s discovery about the real purpose and power behind the Orb is a comparison with the biblical and Christian message about discovering truth, forgiveness, and finding strength in belief. The author weaves a subtle and powerful message through the story, making this a thought-provoking as well as entertaining fantasy.