The Syrian Civil War rages on and hundreds of thousands have already met their end. The line between soldier and civilian is traced finer with each passing day as rebel groups blend in with the general populace. The pace of this war, however, is about to expedite rapidly.
An ancient mechanism able to turn the tides of battle has been unearthed. A selected wielder will be sent to bring an end to this eight year conflict. Eighteen-year-old military academy student Vasily Zima has been prematurely called to serve his nation and its allies in this desperate time.
Love itttt so far! Can't wait to see where this goes. I thought the mc's name was perfect.
The Dark Shroud is certainly a story for those who have a fascination with an evil protagonist. The protagonist, Vasily starts out as a likeable persona, but as one delves further into the story-- one...
The Dark Shroud is certainly a story for those who have a fascination with an evil protagonist. The protagonist, Vasily starts out as a likeable persona, but as one delves further into the story-- one will catch glimpses into the nature of a young man who wouldn't bat an eye at the death of innocent people as long as he fulfills his objectives. We get a balanced scale of cruelty and humanity for the character that I can't help but want to further understand and prod deeper into their idealogies and psyche. The premise of finding an ancient artifact that turns the tides of a battle was presented well and something that is placable for people who find it hard to grasp or appreciate sci-fi or fantastical elements merged with realistic settings. The Dark Shroud is a well-written and alluring story that I'm looking forward to continue reading!
Good short story. I like it.