Fighting for the PJV – Erin Kellison’s Shadowman
Shadowman vs. Gabriel Makos
Book Series: Shadow series
Job: Grim Reaper, Courier of souls from the mortal world to the afterlife, Dark Lord of the Fae
Height: Varies (6’4” in my favored incarnation)
Weight: Weightless or (260 in my favored incarnation)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
From (Location): Twilight, the realm of the fae
Significant Other: Kathleen O’Brien
Signature Move: Cutting sweep of my scythe
Kill Highlights: Too many to name; I am Death
Favorite Pastime: Watching over Kathleen
Other Facts: None can defeat me
Why do you summon me here to this, this… smackdown? Fools. I am Shadowman, also Thanatos. I am the Grim Reaper, the stealer of souls. What folly do you seek by treating with Death? Did you want to meet me so soon?
Come closer so that you can be duly “smacked” and I can get on with my work. For my love is trapped in Hell and I am forging a Gate to that fell place to fetch her back. So what if devils might course into the mortal world? So what if the angels cannot hold them back? What justice is there that my bright Kathleen is sent to Hell for a crime I committed?
I am pouring my fae magic into this wrought iron atrocity, barbed and terrible. And every strike of this hammer bears my rage, my sorrow, and my terror. I forge these strange flowers to adorn the gate—each with three petals folded over its core, as I would protect her soul in that darkness. It’s my hope that she will endure a little longer until I can come for her.
I cannot be killed, so don’t even try. I’m made of deepest Shadow. I am Shadow, which is magic. I’ve visited every battle field, presided over every war. I’ve faced hosts of angels, their blades shining, but not even they could harry Death.
They haunt the halls of the Segue Institute, terrifying the living, refusing to cross over. But one soul is driven by a very different force.
It survives even death. And Kathleen O’Brien swore she would return to those she was forced to leave too soon.
He broke every rule to have her in life; now he will defy the angels to find her in death.
Forging it is his single hope of being reunited with his beloved, but through it an abomination enters the world. Leaving a trail of blood and violence, the devil hunts her too. Pursued through r
ealms of bright fantasy and dark reality, Kathleen is about to be taken…
Erin Kellison is the author of the Shadow Series, which includes Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall, as well as the upcoming Shadowman (Sept 2011), and the e-novella Shadow Touch (June 2011). Stories have always been a central part of Erin’s life. She attempted her first book in sixth grade, a dark fantasy adventure, and she still has those early hand-written chapters. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Language and Literature and went on for a masters in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on oral storytelling. When she had children, nothing scared her anymore, so her focus shifted to writing fiction.