The Sheynan Trilogy
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The Shadow Chaser
Sheynan trilogy #1
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The Bringer of War
Sheynan trilogy #2
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The Torn Soul
Sheynan trilogy #3
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This dark urban fantasy adventure by Dylan Birtolo is a trilogy of novels: The Shadow Chaser, The Bringer of War, and The Torn Soul. It is about Darien Yost, a young man thrust into a world he never dreamed existed and bestowed with powers he never wanted. Now that he has both, there is no turning back. Caught between two warring factions, Darien brings the fight to their doorstep and consequences be damned.
THE SHADOW CHASER
Darien Yost is a young man about to learn that the world is not all he believes it to be. It all starts when he finds himself blacking out for no apparent reason. He is haunted by strangely realistic dreams and mysterious strangers who appear in his life. They know details about him that even he isn’t aware of and claim that he has a power which makes him unique among them.
The more he struggles to find the answers, the deeper he finds himself entangled in this world, a world of shape shifters.
Soon he is thrust into the middle of a war that has been going on for generations. He must master his abilities before either side claims him – either as an asset or a casualty.
THE BRINGER OF WAR
Three months have passed since Darien Yost learned about the Arm of Gaia and the Shadows. These people have the ability to shape-change into an animal form at will and have been waging a secret war for centuries. They struggle to control Darien’s destiny, believing that his rare ability could tip the balance.
But Darien has embraced his powers and is no longer the untrained, easily manipulated, novice he once was. Now he and his allies have gone on the offensive, hunting down those who are trying to enslave him.
Meanwhile, Bridget, a renegade shifter with secrets of her own, tries to pull Darien away from his friends. She believes that together, they will be unstoppable. She knows that alone, their fates will lead to madness.
THE TORN SOUL
Time is running out for Darien.
It has been nearly a year since the battle in Texas, where Darien learned of the curse that accompanies his powers as Sheynan. He is afraid to leave the safe haven of Susan’s family cabin in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, despite Richard’s growing impatience.
When the Arm of Gaia and the Shadows catch up to them, Darien is unprepared for the consequences, and only the intervention of a secretive government agency saves their lives. Who and what is this agency? How do they know so much about Shifters? Is their offer of help really what it appears to be? Or, is it something more nefarious?
As new players and new dangers enter the scene, Darien must confront his past, and convince the Arm and the Shadows to work together against a new enemy—before his mind is lost to the Sheynan’s curse.
THE SHEYNAN TRILOGY
This dark urban fantasy adventure by Dylan Birtolo is an omnibus of three novels: The Shadow Chaser, The Bringer of War, and The Torn Soul, and features three new short stories.
The Shadow Chaser: Darien Yost is a young man haunted by blackouts and vividly realistic dreams. When mysterious strangers start to appear, claiming that he has a power which makes him unique, he finds himself entangled in their world; a world of shape shifters. Soon, he is thrust into the middle of a centuries long war, and must master his ability before either side claims him... as an asset or a casualty.
The Bringer of War: Months have passed, and the Arm of Gaia and the Shadows still struggle to control Darien’s destiny, attempting to use him to tip the balance of their war. But Darien has embraced his power. He and his allies have gone on the offensive, hunting down those who are trying to enslave him. Meanwhile, another renegade shifter has appeared, trying to pull Darien away from his friends for reasons of her own.
The Torn Soul: Time is running out for Darien. As new players and new dangers enter the scene, Darien must confront his past, and convince the Arm of Gaia and the Shadows to work together against a new enemy—before his mind is lost to the Sheynan’s curse.
Cover art by Larry Dixon.