Hi. I’m Charley and I guess I’m the hero of this series although, between you and me, being a hero isn’t all it’s made out to be.

In fact, if I’m honest, it pretty much sucks. Sure, if being a hero was just about rescuing kittens from trees, helping old ladies across the road, or helping out at charity shops, then I’d be fine with it.

But it’s not…at least not in my case.

Being bullied at school was bad enough but then along came these monsters, a crazy girl called Violet, and a whole load of shit, and I lost everything that ever meant anything to me—my home, Martha (my guardian) and my entire life as I knew it.


Because this bad guy called Moloch decided he wants to be in charge of some magical place called Elorysia and make everyone do what he wants.

And therein lies the next unbelievable fact I have had to come to terms with—magic really exists and guess what…I’m supposed to be able to use it.

Just like that! I mean, come on. We all know magic is just a load of made-up stuff that writers and film makers come up with to keep us all throwing money into their pockets…isn’t it?

Well, the answer to that is a big fat NO, and yours truly here just got a crash course in what it means to have magical abilities. Only, no matter how hard I try, I just don’t seem to be able to actually use my co-called powers so how the hell I am supposed to be this hero and put Moloch back in the hole he apparently belongs in, I don’t know.

Anyways…if you want to find out what happens and how I get along with all this magic shit, grab the first book in this series—Shadows of Darkness—and join me in my adventures (if that’s what you want to call them. To me, it’s just more crap to deal with on top of being a teenager, but I guess that’s destiny for you.)