A leader is one who keeps their head up high, in any situation.
A knight is one who is strong, diligent and ready to lay their life on the line for those they've sworn to protect.
A lover is one who'd do anything to see their companion smile.
I am all of those things.
Yet, here I stand - alone in the darkness, questioning if I can fulfill any of those roles.
Some look to me for guidance; others look at me in envy.
Yet, no one knows my internal struggles - the nightmares that plagued me for cycles or the emotions that clawed at my very soul.
Everyone assigns me a role in their mind, without knowing my past, ignoring the present and attempting to predetermine my future.
I'm tired of such assumptions, craving for my tale to be heard.
It's time to share my story and how one girl changed my world.
Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language. TRIGGER WARNING- Anyone who has dealt with self-harm should NOT read this book. You have been warned.
NOTE: RYDER is written in CANADIAN ENGLISH - meaning both American and British English is used.