…slipping away with the old man’s memories that will complete his final and only remaining promise. 


“Thousands of stars could tell thousands of stories,” whispered the old man with a gentle smile. “I hope others also see the story of our beautiful star.”

Decades creased the countenance of the weary old man. He propped himself at the balcony, the silky wind ruffling his grey hair. His aged eyes never tired of the stars that pierced the infinite night sky. But despite the enchanting skyscape, his soul, which desired endless peace, was restless. He had one final promise he had made ages ago still unfulfilled. To share the past with those living in the present. A long-held secret, a story to tell. Sorrow embraced him; he knew as the sun rose to greet a new day, one unheard story would pass along with him to vanish for eternity. And the time was close. 

“Thousands of energy orbs formed the mass of a majestic miniature galaxy under the tip of the long tapered crystal shard. Each star, a shiny orb, in this chrono device shone its story, its own truth in sapphire, orange, red, green, and purple orbs were just a few among countless colors without a known name. Clear and bright, the shard hovered untethered over the middle of this tiny world like some large mystical sundial.” 

“The miniature galaxy gracefully turned between the stalwart columns. His eyes focused on the shadow of the sundial, which slowly crept around the crystal shard. The shadow didn’t come from the sun, which slept beyond the horizon as night stood silent sentry outside. It came from the shard itself. Even now, some of the orbs within the crystal’s untouchable dark shadow slowly changed color.”

“The old man closed his eyes. He was still in the hall, but his mind was far away in a forgotten world.”

I will be with you. Always, whispered a kind female voice that flooded the old man with endless love, snapping him back to reality.”

“He sighed as he studied the crystal chrono device. One of the red orbs within the shard’s shadow suddenly changed to azure. The shadow of the crystal was forced away from that area. The old man’s fond smile returned.”

“You never rest, old friend. You never rest,” his soft voice addressed the crystal. “Our destiny ties us together. We will meet again. Soon.” 

The discovery of ancient scrolls aids Angeni’s hunt for the knowledge to solve the Crystal Shade event mystery.

Angeni understands even less of what she has become, but begins to recognize a parallel between then and now.  

The first volume of Crystal Shade, Angeni will be available on November 11, 2011 via Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and other electronic platforms.
Volume 2 and 3 will be available in 2012.

Created by Istvan Szabo, Ifj
Co-written by Istvan Szabo, Ifj & Orlanda Szabo
Edited by Orlanda Szabo

Comments and suggestions are always welcome from our fans, those who are soon to be and all those curious souls who see life just a little different than most.

E launch: November 11, 2011

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