The self-published Watty Awards 2013 finalist in Science Fiction and Fantasy and previously-featured novel Kuro: A Land in Eternal Night by esteemed Wattpad writer and help guru Michael Limjoco is now available on Amazon US and UK free on October 22-23.
With over 1.5 million reads on Wattpad in less than a year and ranked #1 in both Science Fiction and Fantasy on Wattpad’s What’s Hot List, this book has enchanted millions of readers around the world.
In a land covered in eternal night, a young girl’s light is all that stands between mankind and the forces of darkness.
What would a world without the Sun be like?
When the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-ōmikami, vanished under mysterious circumstances a thousand years ago, she left the land of Kuro blanketed in eternal night.
Over time, the people of Kuro have learned to harness what remains of Amaterasu’s power: the precious and finite resource known as the Goddess Essence. Kurokyuu Orbs, miracles of modern technology, harvest the Goddess Essence and provide light and power to all.
But there is a problem: the Goddess Essence is running out. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Whispers abound of a growing evil in the North; stories of shadows that can only be harmed by the light of the sun.
From out of the darkness rises Taiyou-Shi, City of the Sun. Light Spires shine through all twenty-four of Taiyou-Shi’s hours, providing artificial sunlight for all. Everyone that is, but the residents of the Utter Darkness. In this forsaken place, Mina, a young orphan, is forced to beg and steal on the streets to sustain herself in the hardscrabble way of life.
In the darkest corners, Marauders lurk, hunting little girls, searching for the one known only as “The Maiden”.
When Mina falls captive to a roving band of Marauders, she is faced with a life-altering decision: reveal the secret she has been hiding her entire life or stay silent and risk losing her already meager existence?
When people die as a result of her inaction, Mina realizes her secret is no longer hers to keep. A secret that lies in a most unusual ability: the power to manifest sunlight…
What others have said about Kuro:
“The description is masterful, the characters are awesome and the author’s imagination is hugely impressive.”
“The combination of Japanese culture, ancient religion and mythology is brought to the 21st century with vivid imagery, colloquial dialog and grand story telling.”
“If you ever wanted to read an anime without having to decipher a Japanese Manga, this is the book for you.”
“This truly is YA fantasy at its best. The carefully crafted worlds, the collection of fully fleshed out characters, the parallel stories being woven together.”
— Katrin Hollister (@KatrinHollister) October 21, 2014