She also knew that if her mother had happened to come alive. She would probably be leaving her friends behind as well. Lucy knew that she needed to get up and look for a job soon since her rent nearly did. She wasn't going to tell her team, not wanting to gilt them to help her. So with a sigh, she had gotten upon her feet and made her way towards the job board. She glanced for anything that might pop out. Until she found one that had an award of a silver key. She took the flyer down to where she was able to read it better. Lucy couldn't believe her eyes, a spirit terrorizing a local town that wasn't that far from the guild.
If she remembered right, it was where Phantom Lord was once stationed. Meaning the town didn't have their own guild to ask for help. Then again, she never heard a spirit doing something like that before. Even Loke, when he was on Earthland… then again, he did have a lot of girlfriends. She was happy that the money wasn't bad for doing something like this and a bonus of a silver key. She turned towards the bar and walked over towards Mira with a smile on her face. Causing the white-haired barmaid to smile as well.
She then glanced around for a moment. I mean, Oak Town was once Phantom Lord's. Lucy sighed, "I know you care, Mira. I just know when I need to step back for a while. The blonde woman smile, "Hopefully that kind of luck left me when Natsu left me behind. At that very moment, a man was watching the blonde woman. Noticing that she was leaving a job without her team. He knew from what he had heard around the guild that she was always in a middle of trouble.
He glanced around at his three friends, who were watching him. They knew that he had been watching her for a while now. He had even packed a bag, encase he found a way to follow her if something came up. It seemed it was his day to do so. Each of his three friends gave a nod. Knowing that there was nothing more to be said.
Then he went towards the doors, following the busty blonde from a safe distance. Not wanting her to know that someone was going to keep her safe, no matter what. For he left the best woman in the world, behind. He followed Lucy to her apartment, where he stood nearby in the shadows of the alleyway. Knowing that she would be passing shortly to get to the train. After about ten minutes of waiting, he saw her exiting the building to do so with her suitcase.
Then followed her towards the station to get her ticket to Oak Town. Which he had also grabbed after she had made some distance from the ticket booth. They didn't have to wait long since the train was making its way into the station. The two boarded, without Lucy noticing that he was following her. He saw her sit on one of the seats and he took one right behind her, trying to stay as close as he could to her. He had made enough money for that month to do this.
Always planning for the time for he was able to follow her.
Without having her dragon slayer friend being there to know that he was doing so. Leaving behind the Light of Fairy Tail behind. Not to be forgotten. Lucy was lost within her own thoughts while waiting for the train to take to the next town.
She knew she could have walked, but she made a rule to hardly ever walk alone outside of Magnolia. She never knew where trouble would strike, while she was out on a job. Sure she was going on one alone, but to her, it wasn't the same. After about ten minutes on the rail, the train stopped at Oak Town. She grabbed her things before getting off.
She made her way towards the town, she glanced at the flyer to see where she needed to go and flipped to the back of it. Seeing the address of the mayor's office. With that in mind, she took a deep breath before making her way to the middle of town. Once she found the town's city hall. She made her way inside, seeing that his office was on the second floor and made her way up. She opened a door that was marked; Mayor Tony H. Wells, on the door and opened it. Where she saw a woman typing away behind her desk, with her glasses hanging off of her nose.
I'm here to respond to the job that was posted at my guild about a midnight spirit? After a few moments she came out, "You're welcome to come in, now. Lucy gave a smile before passing the woman, making her way to the office before closing the door behind her. What she saw, was something that she had never seen from a mayor before. A man who looked like a billygoat because of his beard that likes to keep.
Along with slightly long salt pepper hair. He also seemed to have a worried look on his face, as he slouched in his chair. She made her way towards the man and then sat in one of the wingback chairs that sat before the mayor's desk. Sitting in her ramrod pose, she seemed to be doing that whenever she faced anyone with a title.
When the man looked up to see her, she noticed the pain in his eyes. The man smiled as he waved his hand for her to stop. I was once a friend of your parents, way back in the day…" His green eyes went out of focus for a moment before seeing her again. Lucy gave a shy smile, not wanting to give any disrespect towards the man that knew her parents. The man groaned before he went into his desk and pulled out a folder and gave it to Lucy for her to read. It was enough to want to call a Celestial Mage to see about it. The mayor sighed, he closed his eyes for a moment.
Saying only a trusted Celestial Mage will be granted a gift. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Faithful Shadow by Kevin J. Faithful Shadow by Kevin J. Howard Goodreads Author. Faithful Shadow takes you beyond the splendor of nature to the terror that lies beneath, one that should have never been discovered.
Yellowstone is suffering from the largest forest fire in the park's history. Ranger JOE RAND, once passionate about nature and now drowning in alcohol after the recent death of his son, notices something is very wrong within Yellowstone after Faithful Shadow takes you beyond the splendor of nature to the terror that lies beneath, one that should have never been discovered. Ranger JOE RAND, once passionate about nature and now drowning in alcohol after the recent death of his son, notices something is very wrong within Yellowstone after a string of disappearances.
But when a fireman is found dead in the Old Faithful Inn after falling into a hole earlier that day, his body mauled and deprived of all its fluids, Joe knows he has no choice but to set down his flask and investigate.
They discover a series of tunnels lined with bones, the air thick with smoke. Joe and Dale conclude that the creature that had killed the fireman had left its subterranean dwelling to flee the overwhelming smoke from the fire above. The creature takes shelter inside the Inn, concealing itself within the darkened crevices, emerging to feast on passersby.
After staging an evacuation of the park, they lock themselves inside the Inn to hunt the creature. After just a short while it becomes frighteningly clear that it is, in fact, the creature that is hunting them. Get A Copy. Published first published August 5th More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Alex and Emily went to Yellowstone camping, even though there was a major fire going on. Little did they know, it would end so badly for them. Since his son's death, Joe was angry at the park and was nipping at the bottle to get through the day. He and Andy responded to a call about vandalism at the cabins at Old Faithful Inn. Blood filled the cabin, but the scene didn't make any I absolutely adore monsters; whether it's Jaws, Godzilla or the creature from underground in Yellowstone National Park.
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Yeah, right They left, but both of them were thinking of the missing hikers. It was tradition for the Foster family to work at the park and Kelly was angry that the fire was happening while she was there. She was from Mobile, Alabama. A true Southern Belle, blonde-haired and blue-eyed with sparkling white teeth. A real Hottie. A group of the young employees were going to the hot pots to party. They had some marijuana, booze and sleeping bags. Kelly had to stay behind. It was her night to close the ice cream shop.
When Richard came to meet her, she told him about being watched by someone. Of course, he went to check it out and was pulled into the woods. I sat here shouting, don't go in the woods. It's one of those things, you know he's going to do it and the monster is going to get him. In the morning, at the hot pots, Doug and Rowena were gone. Everyone knew they didn't like each other and they sure wouldn't go off together.
Dale was working on the fire at the west line, but he told Cameron they were to go to Old Faithful Inn. When he turned around to find out what was taking Cameron so long, he was just gone, vanished. The crew searched for more than an hour and found no clue. Dale couldn't just let it go, so he went back to see if he could find Cameron. He had fallen into a sinkhole. When Dale called to him, he responded. Bob went down to get him. As they pulled Cameron out, Bob looked around. He looked down and saw thousands and thousands of bones, human and animal, large and small. He practically crawled out of the hole on his own.
Bob had never been so terrified in his life, wondering what was down there with him. What created all those bones? Dale watched Bob and Cameron walk away. There was something really odd about Cameron. His coat looked funny, like it wasn't fitting properly. He had slapped at himself and yelled about the dark. Bob thought Cameron felt very heavy and he had a rotting stench radiating from him.
The smell was so rank, he thought he would vomit. Natasha was cleaning rooms, most of them empty, because of fire. She came to Cameron's room. He didn't look right and when she looked closer, she knew why. She could feel something watching her, but it couldn't be Cameron. As she looked around, she saw two green eyes peering at her from the closet. More people are missing. Joe is forced to deal with it. Will his drinking be the death of him and by failing to do his job, others? He knew, whatever it was, wasn't human. It was all connected. It rode up from the hole - piggybacked on Cameron.
Joe is given a purpose. It is his job to protect everyone in the park. He is determined to do it. It is his park and he will deal with the creature. Stew, Richard, Kelly and Sonia were just as determined to help. How do you kill a shadow? How many would be left standing? I love the colors and the flames, with the eeriness of the water and the mountains in the background.
Get a shiver just looking at it, wondering what is to come. I love that it started being creepy from the get-go. Kept my undivided attention throughout the book. The plot and writing were very entertaining and engrossing. A debut novel that will leave you wanting more. The characters were well-developed and their personalities made you either like them or not.
I felt sorry for Joe and really hoped he would turn himself around and be the hero. Of course, you will have to read it for yourself to find out. I remember the monster under my bed. I couldn't let anything hang over the edge of the bed, because it might get me. I had to stay completely covered. I just knew it was under there, waiting for me to put my feet down. Amazing how the monster comes back, when you are sitting in the dark, getting creeped out by the critters running rampant in the book you're reading. Every creak and noise of the house has you looking over your shoulder, wondering I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.
Faithful Shadow Kevin J. View all 5 comments. Yellowstone National Park is on fire. The skies are smudged with smoke and the air is filled with the pungent scent of burning brush. Underneath Yellowstone, the creatures maze of tunnels are filling up with smoke. It has to find a safe place until the fires are put out. One unlucky fireman gives it that opportunity. For Joseph Rand, a park ranger, things are heating up, and not only because of the fire.
People are disappearing mysteriously. They seem to just vanish, leaving no trace. Taking advant Yellowstone National Park is on fire. Taking advantage of the lack of business at the Old Faithful Inn, a landmark in the park, some of the summer employees head up to the hotsprings to soak in the warm waters and camp out for the night, and do a little partying. When they wake up the next morning, two of their group are missing. Joseph is nursing a bad hangover when the kids rush in, talking over each other, claiming their friends are missing.
This infuriates the group. They can see his shaking hands and smell the reek of stale booze on him. No trail to follow, but a few drops of blood are on the ground. Perhaps he was too hasty in writing this one off as young people having fun. Now a fireman has gone missing. One second he was standing by his supervisor, the next he was gone.
There are plenty of sinkholes in the park. They find one and when they holler down, the fireman answers. Strangely, he is now farther down the tunnel and in bad shape, too weak to help himself. What piggybacks the fireman is now a guest in the Inn.
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Always hungry. And it gets a devilish delight in terrorizing its prey. Creature stories are my favorite reads. I could take or leave the young group of friends. I found most of them shallow and self-centered. Joseph, the park ranger, has a huge drinking problem and a lot of baggage. It took a while, but I started to get him and was really pulling for him by the end.
They added depth with their own stories. Now, the creature! I kept trying to picture what it looked like and never really got an image in my mind. Maybe it was too dark: If a story makes me rub my hands together, chuckling with evil delight, it gets 5 Stars! Congratulations Kevin. Your debut novel gave me shivers! View 1 comment. Originally Featured on Bookluvrs Haven. Those eyes. Glowing an unnatural green from the darkness of the forest. Staring at you. Urging your primal instincts for flight, as the hair on your arms and the back of your neck raise.
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Because it is hungry and i Originally Featured on Bookluvrs Haven. Because it is hungry and it screams for your blood. A shadow crosses your path. A long limb emerges from the darkness, talons extended. You open your mouth wide to scream, but you don't make a sound. The last thing you see is the glow of those unnatural eyes, before life escapes you, and you know no more If I had an interpretation of some of the last moments of hundreds of deaths hinted at in this novel, I imagine many of those moments would be such as I imagined above.
Because for decades, a shadow monster made its underground home in Yellowstone. With a park as large as this, with so many visitors over the seasons, some in groups, others alone to backpack and reflect, that disappear over the ages never to be found Surely they were lost forever due to the elements, getting lost within the kilometers and kilometers of land.
Who would ever think to attribute any of it to a monster that may even defy the imagination. Definitely not Ranger Joe Rand. That is the furthest thing from his mind. But as this immense fire rages through the park, and disappearances increase, it is undeniable to some of the characters in this novel that something very strange and unnatural is out and about. And when a mysterious death occurs that defies all explanations, even the biggest skeptics must finally concede that the shadows are alive with a beast the likes no one has ever seen.
From the very first page of this novel, Kevin J. Howard had me completely captivated. Only showing me a little glimpse of a creature I struggled to imagine, and almost didn't want to imagine so I could sleep well at night. He isn't interested in readers with sensitive stomachs either as he doesn't have an issue giving you graphic descriptions. Heads rolled, guts spilled, blood sprayed.
Horror lovers will understand when I say that I love a good scare. I love the adrenaline rush that a descriptive horror scene brings. When you are in the dark room with your characters, watching a shadow move faster than your brain can capture. The shock you feel as a reader, when you realize that just a sentence ago a character was speaking, only to understand that their sudden silence is due to them missing their head in the blink of an eye.
Your heart pounds with the carefully woven intense tension and anxiety of not knowing where this thing is going to come from next. And you wonder Will it ever end? One of the best monster novels I have read since picking up Michael Crichton's 'Congo', and I read that ages ago! View all 8 comments. Howard tells the tale of one fictional, but terrifying, result of the major fires in and near Yellowstone National Park several years ago… or in any year yet to come. Smoke from the main fire, several miles from park headquarters, has invaded a massive network of undiscovered tunnels below the park.
Will it find a safe place to wait out the fire storm? Faithful Shadow is crafted by an author who quite obviously worked for a season or more at Yellowstone during his younger days; his detailed depiction of the seasonal park aide life is precise and totally accurate. I can also vouch for the sentimental attachment Park Rangers have for their parks, for I had the same connection with the natural beauty and wonder of the various parks and refuges where I spent more than 25 years. Kevin Howard has an impeccable talent for building a story around the reader.
You are more than just an observer; you are on the scene, a part of the action. In spite of the horror unleashed by the unidentified creature, Kevin still manages to make you want to visit the park, to inhale and absorb its beauty.
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This book is a must read, not only for horror fans, but for fans of nature and the wondrous natural world. No one ever thinks of Yellowstone National Park as anything but a place of beauty and amazing landscapes. But Faithful Shadow shows us just how dangerous the world can be.
How often do you really notice a shadow? How do you kill something that lurks like a shadow? A large forest fire is underway. Employees and residents are being evacuated, but that is not the only reason. A monster of some sort lives under the camp grounds, tunnels dug out lined with bones from years and years. Joe long time park ranger is teamed up with local firefighters trying to destroy the monster from below.