What happens when death is not the end? For one assassin, it wasn't. Now, in order to die, he must continue to kill. ⭐2020 Ambassador Pick⭐ ⭐2020 ONC Shortlister⭐ ⭐2020 ONC Honorable Mention⭐ The Sharded Blade (Part 1: Ghosts of the Past) was my entry into the 2020 Open Novella Contest (#OpenNovellaContest2020) and is approximately 24k words. It didn't place in the Top 5 and win, but it did receive a very kind Honorable Mention from the Wattpad Ambassadors who ran the contest. I am deeply thankful for all of you who read and enjoyed this story. Parts 2 and 3 (turning this into an entire novel length story) are currently being worked on. This story is based on the following two prompts ... with some liberties taken: 4. When something tragic happens, it's often said we lose a piece of ourselves. How far would you go to find these lost parts of yourself in order to be whole again? 45. You are possessed by a demon. The only way to cast it out is to kill 7 people - each representing one of the 7 virtues.