shadowsong-award-coverWhat happens when the dream of a lifetime turns to dust in your hands?

Rhianna has spent her life searching for one thing: the Master’s Song. The source of ultimate power. Now, she is held hostage by it, her life in the balance. If she makes the wrong choice, she will destroy everything she holds dear.

The Darkness closes in, and the fate of her beloved rests in the balance. Rhianna must make an agonizing choice. Who will she hold on to?

Hold on to the Darkness, or embrace the Light?

An 8,000+ word fantasy/allegory short story.


            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.  –  Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews

          If you have a couple of hours free and want a good Christian fantasy, this is an enjoyable short story. It was easy to read and held my attention from the start. It had an atmosphere and setting reminiscent of Indiana Jones that was cleverly created and still unique. The characters were interesting and believable, and I found myself quickly intrigued by the wider world they inhabited. The depiction of God’s saving grace was thought provoking, and would be a good discussion starter, along with the attitudes portrayed. – Lauren H. – Goodreads