Angela B. Chrysler
Dolor and Shadow
The Fae gods have fallen and the key to their return lies with those who betrayed them.
As the elven city burns, an unknown race of Seidr wielders escape with a child. Kallan, the elven witch and queen of Lorlenalin, has no idea that she is the last Drui or that she holds the secret to the Fae god’s return. But her enemies are closing in and if she is to survive the hunt, she must align herself with the one man she has sworn to kill: her father’s alleged killer, King Rune.
While battling their prejudices and each other across the lands of ancient Scandinavia, Rune and Kallan begin to uncover the truth of Kallan’s past buried beneath a web of lies and the Shadow that haunts them.
The release date is scheduled for May 31 (subject to change).
Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, Psychology, Psychopathology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
When a young journalist, William D. Shaw, seeks out Elizabeth, an acclaimed author, in hopes to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty-four hours to hear her story. What unfolds are events that teeter on the edge of macabre and a psychology thriller while I descend into the bowels of my own psyche.
Together, they delve into Elizabeth’s past filled with neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia to explore the psychology of a human being who has lived her entire life without love, comfort, family, physical contact, affection, therapy, or medication, all the while I—as their author—explored mine. As William tried to understand Elizabeth’s decisions to embrace an isolated life, I explored my multiple mental conditions that sent me spiraling into the multiple worlds of my psyche all while toggling the lines of insanity.
I wrote Broken from 7 March to 20 March. During that time, I relived thirty years of trauma, and Broken records it all: the triggers, the hyperarousal, the breakdowns, and the panic. I explain the rationale behind my behavior and the thoughts I used to justify my behavior. I show you the four worlds in my head where I lived for more than twenty years, as well as the four fictional characters I created in place of the human relationships I lacked. I record the conversations I have with my fictional friends and lovers as they took place. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, I strongly recommend that you do not read this until a therapist says you are ready.
WARNING: ADULTS ONLY. Readers are strongly cautioned. “Broken” portrays sensitive subject matters including animal abuse, torture, and graphic sexual violence. There is strong language, drug reference and is not suitable for some audiences. Please proceed with caution.