K.R. Slifer                                   Goodreads Author

K.R. Slifer url                             

born                                   New York, The United States

gender                               female

influences                       Diana Gabaldon; Garth Nix; Maya Angelou; Sherrilyn Kenyon; Jane Austen…more

member since                September 2013

Author Biography       I grew up in New York City on the Upper East Side. From an early age, I loved to tell stories and to create a world of make believe.

                                                        I first began to write my stories down in second grade, starting with the story of two hamsters and their quest to defeat the other household pet, a snake. From there, I constantly wrote poetry and short                                                           stories. Whether sitting in the hallway at school or basking in the summer sun, a book could always be found in my hand.                                                        I attended Ithaca College and earned a Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing.I currently live in Charleston, South Carolina working at a hotel by day and as a writer by night. At the moment, I am busy writing the second book in The White Healer series.


The Darkness of Gold

 Product Details

Vanora wakes up on her eighteenth birthday to a crimson sky and the crisp beginnings of Autumn. It is the day of her Recognition, the day she needs to prove her worth and prove she is powerful enough to be not only the Princess, but the next Healer of the Kingdom of Alethedreda.

However, destiny has other plans. The curling fog of doom has reached the drawbridge of the castle, taking hold of all who dwell within.

The Darkness–the Antithesis of Life–has been unleashed upon the kingdom, wreaking havoc upon the land and it’s people, and thrusting Vanora into the life of a Healer. Unprepared and afraid, she must leave her home and travel across the land. Through the snow capped Damik Mountains to the glittering ocean city of Ulan, Vanora is pushed beyond her physical and emotional limits, going against all that she knows about herself and the world she lives in. Her only companions are a royal Faerie named Zane and her spirit animal, Thea.

Regardless of the cost, Vanora must save the kingdom and defeat the creator of the Darkness… no matter who it turns out to be


First of all I would like to thank the author & goodreads for letting me read this book. I gave the book 5 stars as it well deserved it in fact I would have given it more if I could have done as it more than deserved more.

The authors writing was so fantastic that it pulled you in the world within the story as well as the emerging love story between Venora the Healer and Zane the Fairy who’s the fairy queens advisor. The descriptions given of characters and scenes made you feel like you were actually part of the story.

Vanora found out on her 18th birthday that she had to go on a quest to destroy the Creator of the Darkness, a kind of plague. She discovered this during her coming into powers ceremony as she’s a healer. During her journey across several kingdoms we came into contact with many other characters including her Spirit guide Thea, A Kayden a minion of the creator of the darkness, the Inn Kepper in Ulan and the horses that carried Venora and Zane on in their journey from U;an.

There were happy and sad times through out the story the saddest being at the end when Venora found out that the creator of the Darkness was in fact her brother as she had to kill him.