She looked as though she'd been born from the darkness between the stars...
Welcome to Shadow Singer's home page!
Shadow Singer is a story about an adopted princess who is found by her biological father and is persuaded into helping him overthrow the monarchy.
I'm Ali, the artist behind the creation of Aurena, the world in which Shadow Singer takes place.
Shadow Singer is an estimated 85,000 word novel full of enriching illustrations that tell the story of a young woman set in a medieval, feudalistic world inhabited by fantastical races. It will be completed as a trilogy.
Written in the style of poetic prose, it's greatly inspired by the imaginative works of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn, and Catherynne M. Valente's "In The Night Garden". Its main themes are the struggle of self-identity through the coming of age, and how one can become the villain of their own story.
It's currently a work in progress with a goal to be completed by the end of 2018.
I'd like it to be traditionally published, which means I can't share a lot of the writing, but on this page I'll be posting artwork and snippets of the story, as well as sharing more of my exploration of Aurena as a whole.
Be sure to check out my Patreon page to see progress updates! Subscribing will allow you access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content of artwork creation, works in progress, timelapse videos, the life of an artist, and other bits of content I don't share anywhere else.