The Shadeward Saga


Whilst writing the Shadeward Saga I developed a lot of background material in order to make the stories consistent, write the back history of the world of Esurio and generate the characters in the books. Up until recently this has been for my own reference, but such is the interest in the books now, I thought I’d put together some lore pages for Shadeward which will hopefully help folks navigate the stories and get deeper into the world I created.


  • Introduction to the Shadeward Saga


  • Pre-Colonisation
  • Colonisation
  • Pre-History (from the perspective of the books)

Major Countries

  • The Map (And navigation)
  • Drayden
  • Scalla
  • Amar
  • Drem
  • Taloon

The Science

  • Flares
  • Tidal locking
  • ‘Tricity
  • Navigation, measurement and time

Significant Characters

  • Kiri
  • Charis
  • Nerina
  • Merrin
  • Zoella
  • Ioric
  • Liana
  • Torin
  • Meru
  • Mel
  • Coran
  • Fitch
  • Daf
  • Creg
  • Turgan
  • Ren
  • Sandatch
  • Ira


  • Furlers
  • Shades
  • Snares
  • Mulches
  • Sweetbuds, Melps, Corcuns and Tupes


  • Narg
  • Flit
  • Marsip
  • Cainar
  • Fellin
  • Dach
  • Herg
  • Phaunt

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