Chasing the Darkness (A Novel)
FINALIST IN THE 2021 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS FOR FANTASY.
ALSO RECEIVED THE SILVER AWARD FOR DEBUT AUTHOR AND FINALIST FOR FANTASY FROM FEATHERED QUILL AWARDS.
Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.
Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren.
Azrael's role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal--exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life.
Azrael's obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard.
Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.
Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?
From the Author
The characters in Chasing the Darkness argued inside my brain for two years and to see them on the page is thrilling and terrifying at the same time. Writing this story of magic, sword fights, and romance gave me purpose and a reason to get out of bed every morning.
Currently, I'm working on the sequel and hope to have it finished in 2022.
About the Author
Growing up, Cassie Sanchez always wanted superpowers and to be a warrior princess fighting alongside unlikely heroes. Suffice it to say, she lost herself in books, from fantasy to sci-fi to a suspenseful romance. Currently, Cassie lives in the southwest with her husband, Louie, while pestering her two adult men-children. She can usually be found drinking too much coffee while working in her office with her dogs, Gunner and Bullet, warming her feet. When she isn't writing about magic and sword fights, she enjoys golf, spending time with friends, or partaking in a satisfying nap.