Nights of Sambria: And the Wish of Light

Nights of Sambria: And the Wish of Light

by HopeWriting

“I discovered a secret. One I desperately wish could have stayed hidden. It was locked away, concealed in a fantastical world on the doorstep of 7 billion people who stayed utterly oblivious to it. If they will be spared the terror that is coming, I can’t begin to imagine.

Know that a forgotten heritage of a dwindling people whispered, unknowingly sending a call to the ancient mysteries of the world.

Something listened.

And now events are set in motion that could force the earth on a course of terrible change. I am being hunted and have run out of time.

There were no stories about it. No legends. Not even scribbles. Yet, the threat of it is real and that’s why I’m writing this warning with shaking hands. So pay attention those who read this, be careful of what lies waiting cloaked in the darkness. That which made their home the lost places of this world.”

She folded the letter with a shuddering breath and stared back in the direction from where the noise reverberated through the halls. It was of stone doors shattering one by one. The chances of getting out safely were all but gone. The letter in her hand was all warning they would have. It dropped into one of the Wells and all that could be done now was hope it was found in time, if at all.



This was my very first large story. ;) I started writing it years ago. Was fun, was difficult, but in the end, it is a story I hope that will inspire. 

The prologue is in first person perspective and the rest of the story in 3d. Just a little heads-up :P

It is a fantasy epic with a contemporary twist for the start. The first arc of the novel is set inside our modern world, but as the mysterious events around Calin intensifies, the hidden secrets in the world start to become more fantastical.


The story follows Calin, a young orphan in search of answers. But, the answers he seeks will change his life and that of his friends forever, for the secrets that caused his situation have far greater ramifications than the small village of Lamb's Crest could have known. 

 Remember to leave ratings and reviews. I'm quite interested in hearing your thoughts on the story. ;)

Enjoy reading,

Omri Hope

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: Memories of Old ago
Chapter 1: Questions without answers ago
Chapter 2: ~TWO WEEKS EARLIER~ The electrician’s request ago
Chapter 3: The Ruins of Mesa Versee ago
Chapter 4: The Impossible Well ago
Chapter 5: ~PRESENT DAY~ An old letter and a ring ago
Chapter 6: Hay and starlight ago
Chapter 7: Struck ago
Chapter 8: Room of white ago
Chapter 9: A strange encounter ago
Chapter 10: An Eerie Night ago
Chapter 11: Nightmare’s choice ago
Chapter 12: 37 Seaside Road ago
Chapter 13: A Knife in the dark ago
Chapter 14: Echoes of a watery grave ago
Chapter 15: Lights of a roadside gas station ago
Chapter 16: Escape to the Cabin ago
Chapter 17: Decisions, decisions ago
Chapter 18: The Call ago
Chapter 19: The girl in the wall ago
Chapter 20: Hard questions ago
Chapter 21: The cave and the fort ago
End of ARC ONE ago
Arc Two: Chapter 22: Unexpected discoveries ago
Chapter 23: Of stones and Messages ago
Chapter 24: Close Encounter ago
Chapter 25: Fool’s Luck ago
Chapter 26: Hunting the Predator ago
Chapter 27: Aches and Bruises ago
Chapter 28: Early Night ago
Chapter 29: Waking to stars ago
Chapter 30: An odd request ago
Chapter 31: Passage through the mountain ago
Chapter 32: Trees of light ago
Chapter 33: The secret wound ago
End of ARC TWO__Plus Map ago
ARC THREE: Chapter 34: A desperate need ago
Chapter 35: Music in the air ago
Chapter 36: A strange place of ...visions ago
Chapter 37: Small things can go wrong ago
Chapter 38: The approaching night ago
Chapter 39: Dangers in the dark ago
Chapter 40: Yera’s Crossing ago
Chapter 41: Untimely Uncertainty ago
Chapter 42: From some ashes comes evil ago
Chapter 43: To make a girl a promise ago
END of Arc Three___Plus Map ago
Chapter 44: Fateful meeting ago
Chapter 45: Visitors ago
Chapter 46: A hint of someone and something ago
Chapter 47: Trouble with a plan ago
Chapter 48: Seven Minutes ago
Chapter 49: Traversing the Bridge ago
Chapter 50: Standoff at the twelve gates ago
Chapter 51: The choices a man has to make ago
Chapter 52: The Crossing ago
[[NOT a chapter]] Book 1 End! ago
[Preview] Book 2 Chapter 1: The Pass ago
[Preview] Ch 2: A leaf of learning ago
[Preview] Ch 3: Dawn's Approach ago
[Preview][Not a chapter] Map of Western Sambria 'Day' ago
[Preview][Not a chapter] Map of Western Sambria at Night ago

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Simply amazing. A true gem. Too good for RoyalRoad.

Keep up the good work!


It is fun enough and really enjoyable. Overall, a fun, lighthearted reading when you are in a good mood or want to lift your mood.