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Through the Silent Forest

They thought it was only a legend. Now it has arrived to destroy them all.

Struggling with her obligations as the new Chief of Terrene, 18-year-old Diana must reconcile her destiny with her heart as she carves out her place in society. But when a bout of strange dreams and occurrences reveals an ancient enemy that everyone believed was only a mere legend, Diana soon finds herself thrown head-first into a quest that will decide the fate of everyone she loves.

Falling in with a mysterious guardian and tasked with reaching the distant mountain to save her people, Diana must face off against an evil that will stop at nothing to destroy her world. But she soon discovers this will be no easy task. If she wants to succeed, Diana will need to uncover her truth about the world around her and come to terms with creatures beyond her wildest imagination – and all the while, she must navigate the turbulent relationship she has with Tase, the guardian sworn to protect her…

Can Diana fulfill her destiny and stop the creature that threatens her homeland? Or has she fallen into something way over her head?

A powerful blend of thrilling action and fantastical adventure, the riveting first book in the Bright One series is a novel you won’t want to miss. Follow Ashley L. Castillo on social media for updates!

The Gorgon and the Stranger

Her visions foretold a threat. Can a mysterious encounter melt a stone-cold heart?

Bestowed with prophetic powers, the gorgon Euryale tries to channel her visions to protect her sisters from the dangers lurking within their unforgiving world.

After witnessing a terrible vision bringing harm to the ones she loves, Euryale becomes determined to prevent her prophecy from coming to pass.

But when she hunts down the stranger that she is certain must be the threat and meets him face-to-face, an unexpected series of events unfold that cause her to question her visions – and whether she can really trust anything at all…

Imbued with timeless and thought-provoking themes of friendship and trust, The Gorgon and the Stranger is a riveting short story that will resonate with fantasy fans of all backgrounds. If you like gripping reads with fantastical worlds and plenty of magic, then this tale is for you.

What’s coming next…


Through the Silent Forest
 is the first book in the Bright One series. Book two, titled Across the Darkest Realm, which picks up right where the last adventure ends, will also be coming soon to publication.

Ashley is always working on her next project. Short stories and stand-alone books, as well as another series, are all currently in the works.

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