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A short story from The Shadow's Creed Saga

Guiding Light

Set five years before the events of The Shadow’s Creed Saga, Guiding Light is a short story of friendship, community and heart-warming traditions that evoke the complicated emotions of the holiday season.


When Kilo, a young Shadow of Vaiyene, is honored with the duty of leading his people to the winter festival, regret weighs heavy on his heart. The past few years have not been easy, and seeing others spend time with their families awakens old wounds.


But to be a Shadow means to set aside grief and be there for the people. After all, if there’s one thing Kilo has learned is that that time is short—and the best way to spend it is with the ones we love.

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An Charity anthology of AnimeLit stories

Ganbatte! : The Ties that Bind Us

Immerse yourself in a collection of anime-inspired stories from every genre. Experience the bittersweet memories of a tale’s end and the action-packed adventure of daring escapes and bitter betrayals. Explore the hunger inside you and the unwavering power of friendship through life’s trials. Rekindle your passion and reach out a hand to help those beside you—who says your favorite character always has to die? And when the journey is done and the curse is broken, wind down with friends, laugh, cry, and share a sip of your favorite bubble tea.


Filled with love and friendship each tale explores the ties that bind us and the perseverance of the human spirit. Ganbatte! がんばって!Give it your all.


Profits from the sale of this anthology will be split between the Anime for Humanity charity who spread mental health awareness to anime fans and the Animator Dormitory who help support and fund underpaid animators in Japan.



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Vol. 0 of The Shadow's Creed Saga

Staff of Justice

Saving a life may have just cost him his own.


Protecting the innocent was all Kilo ever wanted. With a noble heart, he began his training as a warrior, pursing a path of compassion and justice. But when a seemingly ordinary mission goes wrong, he's forced to break his creed, betraying the very thing he's dedicated his life to.


Because of his actions, others are forced to bear the consequences. To one upholding honor, the shame is almost unbearable. His friends try to comfort him, but without his creed, who is he? And how can he possibly make amends for what he's done?


Staff of Justice is a short prequel novella to the Asian-inspired, noblebright series, The Shadow's Creed Saga. Witness the moment that changed Kilo's life forever and shaped the entire course of his future—for better or for worse.

Vol. 3 of The Shadow's Creed Saga


Eidolon's Honor

Vol. 2 of The Shadow's Creed Saga

Phantom's Lament

Time is running out for the Shadows.


The flames of war have spread across Kiriku, severing alliances, and dividing the people. With pressure from his friends building, Kilo sets out to confront the False Shadows, vowing at last to find an amicable solution. Back home, Vaiyene is in danger. A rift has spread within the Shadows, and when Shenrae returns. Not all approve of her actions.


As the truth is revealed behind Hitori’s actions, the line between right and wrong wavers. Will Kilo and Shenrae be able to save the Kiriku they love from someone with no morals? And are they willing to pay the price?


Phantom's Lament is the second book in the Asian-inspired series, The Shadow's Creed Saga. If you like stories about noble characters, vivid world building, and characters torn between their code of conduct, you’ll love this epic adventure.

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Vol. 1 of The Shadow's Creed Saga

A Noblebright Japanese-Inspired Epic Fantasy

The Shadow's Creed Saga

Shadow’s Hand

A Shadow protects the innocent, but are all men worth protecting?


When an unwarranted attack razes his village, Kilo is forced to face the harsh realities of becoming a just leader, following a trail of blood and cloaked raiders in a quest for justice. With Kilo occupied and their homeland vulnerable, Shenrae swallows her self-doubt to pursue her training in earnest. But when both find out these mysterious enemies wield a powerful and ancient magic, they’re not sure if any truly safe from harm.


Can Kilo and Shenrae hold fast to their code of honor and become the heroes they’re meant to be or will these enemies and their ways forever taint the land they cherish in war and unimaginable darkness?


‘Rurouni Kenshin’ meets epic fantasy. Fans of anime and manga will enjoy this gripping tale of heart and perseverance written with moments of pause and fast-paced action.


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Tenkyuu, a shinobi of the Arashi clan, desires a simple life, but after his grandfather falls ill, the dream of halcyon days is torn from him, and he reluctantly accepts the duties of a storm master. Using his blood talents and wits, he sifts through memories in the rain, bringing justice to those who have passed. A battle of wills is about to begin, man vs. nature, as Tenkyuu searches for his reason to become the next clan leader and the strength to endure the storm.

Respire: Breath of Life

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Coming October 28th, 2023!


The land is dying.Pools of black Skills have spread across Kiriku, killing everything it touches. In its wake, a merciless new foe hunts those with even a shred of the ancient magic. Stumbling upon their plans, Shenrae is thrust unyielding into the fray. Together, with her brother, she must unravel the mystery of what this group wants and summon the courage to persist against those who should provide them protection.But that’s not all that’s moving across Kiriku.


From a parallel reality, a trapped soul delivers Kilo a dire the Skills are at their end. Armed with a new group of Shadows, Kilo returns to Vaieyne to regroup and forge ahead, but when his strength wavers, he’s faced with his biggest challenge yet—mastering himself and his past.


In the third installment of The Shadow’s Creed Saga, friendships and alliances will be tested as a new danger presents itself, both in the hearts of those who protect Kiriku and those who would see it burn.