www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Novels




The Feud by Tyler Brandon Vetzel YES!!!!!! [5 words]
Bounty Hunter by Ryuichi Minamino Only the 1st part. [5,268 words]
Nethron by Adam Robinson A fiction fantasy story [13,894 words]
Mickey And Delia by Michael Potter This is the first 35 or so pages of a 600 page completed novel about a group of teenagers runn... [15,078 words]
Dirty Little Altar Boy by Brandon D Christopher These are the true confessions of a Dirty Little Altar Boy—Brandon D. Christopher’s hila... [1,576 words]
The Prince And The African Grey (Chapter 1) by Amarjit Bhambra The Story is full of adventure and is about s Young Prince who fall... [3,551 words]
Untitled 123 by Devin M McDaniel Its not finished yet... and is still a work in progress... what i'm looking for is ideas and help ... [12,526 words]
The Darkened Kingdom Chapter 3 by Wang Continuation from Chapter 0 and 1 [2,222 words]
Genesis Conclusion Ch 1 by Aura Just what was going on here? Neohumans? Are they serious? Okay, sure, they can create a... [4,829 words]
Defending John Couey by Bug Off Will I decide I try my writing in different [244 words]
Blacklord - Part 2 by Andrzej Podlewski - [516 words]
The Smelter Worker by Darcy K Metz A strange guy who nobody knows about joind their crew at an aluminum smelter in a small town... [4,214 words]
Roseala by Mare L H This is the first page and a half of a novel about a girl named Roseala. She is escaping her evil uncle... [1,135 words]
Grab Your Own Cool Little Website! by Jonah Lepcha Famous Computer Geek Proves It To Be True: You Really Can Make Money With eB... [518 words]
Untitled - Chapter 3 by K R-L D - [498 words]
Untitled - Chapter 2 by K R-L D - [698 words]
The Darkened Kingdom Chapter 1 by Ed Wang Two kingdoms lived in harmony for more than a century. Suddenly one kingdom came... [1,366 words]
The Darkened Kingdom Chapter 0: Prologue by Ed Wang Two kingdoms lived in harmony for more than a century. Suddenly one ki... [454 words]
Listen To My Cry by Me The startings of a horror story. Please feel free to air your comments or views [1,616 words]
Listen To My Cry Part 2 by Me - [995 words]
Blacklord by Andrzej Podlewski One of many attempts to start this story. [1,010 words]
Feel Good Story by L Jay It's an idea I have been thinking about since last christmas, Have updated it now (don't worry ... [8,093 words]
Rose's Thorn: Rise And Fall Of A Hero by Nathan Weaver UPDATED 11-06-06. ADDED CHAPTERS 8-10. This is a story that is very per... [6,097 words]
Intro To My Novel by Jenelle Marie Dayton Its my creative twist of The Phantom of the Opera and Pride and Prejudice. It is only an intr... [19,207 words]
Hero by John A Stowell After yet another catastrophe at school, fifteen year-old Hero Arkanbright's life isn't the most desirabl... [2,861 words]
The War Of Time by K J H An orphanage stands alone and isolated out in the hills of the country. Rarely do visitors come... [3,191 words]
The Laughing by Zachary Taylor A clown searches for meaning in life, while trying to infiltrate a mysterious force brooding over ... [16,983 words]
So Far Ago by Tooru This is unfisinshed so far... enjoy anyway though! [8,937 words]
One Girl & One Shattered Dream by Nicky Rothschild This a proluge of the story "One Girl & One Shattered Dream." It mainly tells yo... [349 words]
New by Matthew Braciszewski My brother always seemed to do the wrong things. Many girls came and gone but one came to stay. One which w... [4,975 words]
Lonely Skies by Ether Is it better to live in a world of self delusions, then to face up to the reality of life? [1,409 words]
Interview With My Father by Tamsin Butler Interview I did with my father for university. Not sure if non fiction writing is a st... [1,465 words]
Dark Past - Chapter 1 by Caleigh Jepison The beginnings of a horror novel - please let me know thoughts, ideas, suggestions, anyth... [1,063 words]
Swan Dive - Chapter 2 by Briony Carvalho Part two of my pants comedy novel. [1,553 words]
Doctorate In Death by Jeffrey Hansson Anthropologists Dana Winfield and Travis Hitchcock are looking for something other than the ... [769 words]
Artifact Of Deception by Jeffrey Hansson Archaeologist Edwin (Eddie) Moncrief leads a group of students into the remote canyonland... [1,010 words]
Young Female, Traveling Alone - Book Excerpt by Anne-Marie Manuela Pop The article is an excerpt from the book I self-published “Young Fe... [1,730 words]
Vapor - Chapter Two by C A Porter The past haunts our main character.. [1,387 words]
Vapor - Chapter One by C A Porter This chapter opens on the protagonist finishing a "job". [1,082 words]
Swan Dive by Briony Carvalho A little attempt at the opening chapter of a comedy (loosely) based around me [418 words]
Execution Of Justice By Patrick Dent by Patrick Dent Here are some comments on the new special forces action novel Execution of... [203 words]
Dreams Of Reality by Briony Carvalho Thought I'd give it a try... opening chapter of a plot I've been thinking about for a long ti... [659 words]
Need You, Need You Not by Fernanda Carolina Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. Virtually. Can love grow virtually? And will that love s... [5,422 words]
Untitled - Chapter One by Kirsten Reva-Louise Dowell - [673 words]
The Promise Ese by June M Harcourt A fantasy novel based on the character of Ernest Shackleton. [153,538 words]
Maramusame: The Sword Of Darkness (Prologue)
Chapter 1 by Tom M Fisher Beginning to a book about a man diagnosed with AIDS and kicked from his home on his 18th birthday. He... [2,610 words]
1:4 by R T Farris Four young lieutenants return stateside after a year's deployment in Iraq. They quickly learn the world ha... [50,010 words]
Stubbs And Horrord by Brandon Colcleasure This is just something I'm slowly working on, its about a chick I knew a long time ago. The ... [10,308 words]
America After America by Cristache Gheorghiu Beginning as a book of travel notes, it actually is one of essays. The second trip in the... [11,325 words]
89-93 by Steve Naswell A novella about war and romance. [13,884 words]
Habakkuk Saints by Dee Arguera What if you were made to give up something before you had it? It is said you appreciate things ... [34,744 words]
Splinters Redux by Louise Friedman A mysterious true tale of a woman that takes you through the horrors of her childhood, the angs... [10,827 words]
Kig Muramuki by Sm Heath A Scene from my new developed series. [3,319 words]
In The Shadows Of Power by Kevin John Skinner Spy thiller [1,591 words]
Death Of A Friend: Chapter 1 by Rowan Davies Really need some technical crit on this! A man discovers the death of a forgotten ... [1,930 words]

Go to page: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8
TITLE (EDIT)
Maramusame: The Sword Of Darkness (Prologue)
DESCRIPTION
Zeke's village been destroyed by the evil king, Giovanni, all for the sake of one sword. Now he sets out to find Giovanni...
[765 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Adventure
AUTHOR
Ultimazero
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I love writing adventure stories and such. It's fun to let your imagination fly. Please review, comment and rate my first novel! Thanks!
[March 2006]
Maramusame: The Sword Of Darkness (Prologue)
Ultimazero

Prologue


 

            It was another bloody night, where Giovanni, king of the Etachi people, ordered them to eradicate the last of the surviving ninjas, the people who opposed him for too long. His legions of deadly samurais went out into the four corners of the world, seeking for the hidden villages of the ninjas…

 

A cry rang out in the depths of the forest, an anguish cry. Thousands and thousands of bodies lay scattered across the forest clearing, all dead, except one. The figure have strange garments, his entire body is wrapped in long strings of bandages, all except for his hands, which have gloves on and half of his face, from the forehead down to the eyes. Besides the bandages, his dark blue shirt comes half way down his body, so it stops at the midriff and his shorts went all the way down to his knee cap. The only other noticeable thing about him is that his right arm has a shoulder pad that reaches to his elbow, a strap that runs from his shoulder and comes down across his body, where it is connected to a sword holder carrying a huge sword. One that is impossible to wield with normal human strength. The width of the sword is twice, maybe thrice the normal width of the sword and extremely heavy to carry.

The figure stood up and roared to the sky, “I will come one day, Giovanni! When that day comes, you will pay for what you did to my village!” Having sworn his oath, he went into the forest, and left his massacred village behind.

 

            Unbeknownst to the survivor of the massacre, there remains one, who also did not die, yet. “Zeke… don’t go… you are not ready yet…” coughed an old man, “You will need wisdom… guidance… along with your skills in the blade you carry… to defeat Giovanni…” With his dying breathe, he mumbled one final prayer, “Oh dear God, please help Zeke…” He lay back on the ground, never to wake up again…

 

            The rivers of the forest ran ever so clearly, it cools one’s spirit and refresh the body, Zeke, who journeyed through the forest for a night already, was tired and hungry. He was about to go hunting when he heard faint footsteps coming his way.

            “I’m sure he headed this way.” one bumbled along the forest path clumsily.

            “You blockhead, now what are we going to do?! Giovanni will have our heads if we don’t find him!” yelled another.

            Zeke instantly knew that the voices belong to those responsible for his village’s massacre. He quickly hid in one of the bushes, gripping his sword hilt tightly; he waited until his enemies to appear. Two samurais walked out of the trail and stood where Zeke was moments before.

            The samurais were caught off guard, Zeke, along with his gigantic sword rushed out of the bush and cleaved the first samurai in half. His second opponent drew his katana and made a quick slash at Zeke, but he wasn’t there anymore, Zeke sidestepped and rammed his sword hilt down on the samurai’s sword hand, an audible crack came from the hand, next purple bruises and swelling came from it. The samurai clutch his hand and dropped to the damp mossy forest ground screaming in pain.

            “Where is your master?” asked Zeke in a clam voice.

            The samurai laughed, pain and mockery mingled together.

            “What’s so funny?”

            The samurai pointed at something behind Zeke.

            Zeke turned sideways, keeping a close guard on the samurai and also starred at where the samurai is pointing. There, Giovanni, his enemy, sat on a horse, with legions of his samurais swarming around him. “A ninja eh?” said Giovanni in a gruff voice, “looks like someone didn’t do their job correctly.” A couple of the samurais began to shift around nervously, but most focused their bows on Zeke.

            Wrath boiled inside him, Zeke forgot everything else, blinded with rage, focusing on his only target. He launched himself from the ground and aimed his sword towards the center of Giovanni. Arrows flew, but only few hit Zeke, pain was nothing now, his rage sustain him for his assault. Another blade, in the hand of Giovanni, intercepted Zeke’s when he was about to strike him. Zeke’s eyes went wide, “Maramusame!?”

            A dark aura began to glow around Maramusame, the energy channeling from that sword threw Zeke back a few feet, where he crashed into one of the rivers and knocked unconscious.

            The last thing that Zeke heard is Giovanni’s voice “Search for him…”
      
      

 

READER'S REVIEWS (3)
DISCLAIMER: STORYMANIA DOES NOT PROVIDE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWS. ALL REVIEWS ARE PROVIDED BY NON-ASSOCIATED VISITORS, REGARDLESS OF THE WAY THEY CALL THEMSELVES.

"That was a great story! You don't suppose that there will be a sequel coming out any time soon, do you? Good job!" -- GraceS.
"I really liked the description of what he was wearing; it was very vivid. Yeah, definitely write the next chapter!" -- A Reader Passing By.
"This is a really good story, Nathan. You did a good job with action and description! " -- MadelineR .

TO DELETE UNWANTED REVIEWS CLICK HERE! (SELECT "MANAGE TITLE REVIEWS" ACTION)

Submit Your Review for Maramusame: The Sword Of Darkness (Prologue)
Required fields are marked with (*).
Your e-mail address will not be displayed.

Your Name*     E-mail*

City     State/Province     Country

Your Review (please be constructive!)*


Please Enter Code*:

Submit Your Rating for Maramusame: The Sword Of Darkness (Prologue)

Worst     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Best

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2006 Ultimazero
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
March 2006
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
1583
 

Copyright © 1998-2001 Storymania Technologies Limited. All Rights Reserved.