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Phantoms Walk at Noon
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Published: June 4, 2003
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The rim of the sun slide from behind Oceanus. Light spilled across the dunes. The Avarclon gave a low moan of despair. His eyes were dull and glazed. His flesh shrank and melted beneath the skin. Aeriel could see his bones.

'What is it?' she cried softly. 'What is happening?'

The starhorse moaned again and shuddered. 'Avaric!' he cried.

'Avaric, Avaric!'



(From 'The Darkangel Trilogy' by Meredith Ann Pierce)




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ScarletHallowHobbyist Digital Artist
I love The Darkangel, and this is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing job! 
matt-baen's avatar
Great depiction of that scene!
EnkindledRuination's avatar
This is beautiful and inspired me to check out that trilogy.
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theWeaverofTalesHobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Um, although... why does she look 5?
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Never have I seen a skeletal Pegasinicorn! Transitionally magnificent!
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theWeaverofTalesHobbyist General Artist
The appropriate word is "Alicorn" XD
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RaimbowPokaDotsStudent General Artist
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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playfulartistryStudent General Artist
I can't, for the life of me, figure out why Erryl is holding a feather....
This would be perfect if I could A) Remember if the lon was indigo or silver. I tend to think of him as a starry indigo/midnight black with purple hues melded in. Don't ask me why. And B) If could stop being envious of your artistic abilities xD
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I want to thank you for making this image. I stumbled across it about six months ago, and it was so breathtaking, that I just had to read the story behind it. I had never heard of the DarkAngel trilogy before, so it is because of you that I bought and read the books. And, wow, the books are just as breathtaking as your image.

Thank you, again, for your art, and leading me to one of the most beautiful and amazing series I have ever read.
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^ You are awesome
Kara-Kulak's avatar
This has been a favorite of mine for many years. I just thought of it again today and thought I'd find it again and actually ADD it to my dA faves. :)
DragonLoverDemon's avatar
I love it-the horse is great (:
AnotherStupidTourist's avatar
The way you've done his transformation.....wow. just, wow.
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Tigra1988Hobbyist Digital Artist
an idiot on howrse cut is out and sent it in the blackpearl.... [link]
i think you should know....
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Welsh1onhowrseHobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful
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Love that book~<3 Love the picture. <3
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LittleMissMischiefHobbyist Photographer
You have been featured [link] :D
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I love this, and I loved the book I just finished reading it.
You should definetly draw the others, Erin and Irrylath...
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lil-snowbearHobbyist General Artist
That is captivating. Something that will stick with people for a while, I'm sure. the imagery from the excerpt, and then the illustration are just beautiful together. It seems to be a story in itself. Lovely job.
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[link]
Reported it, too
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FlyMaryFlyStudent General Artist
wow, awesome concept!
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Incredible!!! :iconpetrifiedplz:
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ArixonaHobbyist Traditional Artist
wow,awesome!
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