TITLE: Soul Redeemer
GENRE: YA Dark Fantasy
Hunting for an elusive dead person was the hardest part for Tavio.
After stepping inside the manor, Tavio paused, tightly clutching his two-handed sword called Imance. Its platinum blade glistened in the moonlight that barely seeped through the windows, for they were overgrown with vines. Even though his night sight was better than that of a human being, he found it hard for his amber eyes to penetrate through the gloom.
He could just make out the manor’s layout. It was still heavily furnished from the days when a wealthy tycoon inhabited the place. Everything–chairs, tables, vases, statues–were of sumptuous quality. The furniture was draped in cobwebs and filth, and the place smelled of mold, but thirty years ago this manor must’ve been a splendor to behold.
Any of the shadows could hold hidden secrets that weren’t perceivable by sight, so Tavio trained his ears for the slightest noise.
And that’s when he heard something leap towards him.
He instinctively dropped to a roll, coming back up in a crouch on the shabby rug. He heard something thud down in the spot he’d just been standing in.
The being that stood before him–a dead body being controlled by a demon–appeared as a normal human woman in her mid-twenties, with exceptions. Her skin was greenish gray, her fingernails and teeth were much pointier than they should be, and her agility and strength had increased. Worst of all were her glowing eyes; the infernal scarlet irises could paralyze anyone with fear.