An ex-con plagued with frequent blackouts and newly discovered super-powers tries to fill the gaps in his memory, searching for clues to the identity of the brutal killer stalking his family. But his nemesis looks exactly like him, has powers of his own, and likes to commit his murders on camera. But is his family really danger? Are his powers and the villain even real, or are they just figments of his shattered mind? The Shadow of the World is the first episode of Sand, a gritty "Dark Knight" meets "Memento" superhero series, and the prequel to the novel Children of the Plague. **As of June 5, 2016, I am updating this story and will share it in its entirety here on Wattpad. ** Readers of Children of the Plague: This is a much darker story.