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|Writer(s)||Christine E. Schulze|
|Publisher(s)||Christine E. Schulze|
|Release date|| November 2010|
Silent Hero: A Fan Novel Based on Nintendo's Legend of Zelda is a fan novel written by Christine E. Schulze. It was published on November 2010 and is available for download at the Barnes & Noble website, as well as on iBooks.
“The Triforce, that golden entity set in place by the three goddesses to protect all Hyrule, has been broken—into nine Shards instead of three this time. Darkness creeps along the fringes of not only Hyrule, but also of Termina and Twilight. These three realms, intimately linked, can only be rescued by...
A young boy who cannot speak but whose courage will emanate louder than any evil he faces. A princess as timeless as the shadowy realm from which she returns. These two Heroes against three great enemies: Ganondorf, Majora, and the young, ambitious Zaruman, who connects both guardians and enemies of the three realms in ways which the heir of Link could never imagine....
In a race against time, and in a mission which breaks the boundaries of time, Hero and Princess must combine courage and wisdom to collect the notes of a powerful requiem. They must use their knowledge of the ancient legends to press forward and resurrect a mighty weapon from Hyrule’s past. Aided by a strange voice, Great Fairies, and their own intuition, will they succeed like the Hero who came before them? Can darkness and light converge without creating shadow?”
“Before time was set in motion by man—for time is merely an illusion, a way for those not born of the supernatural realm to measure the feeble passing of their days—chaos reigned in the universe. A war of matter, darkness, wind, power. Until three goddesses, Din, Nayru, and Farore, gathered these and fashioned them into something far more glorious, beautiful, and peaceful.
Din—her flaming limbs unparalleled in power—crafted the red earth, taming the chaos into something formed, subdued.
Nayru, in her vast wisdom, gave the spirit of law to the earth, building upon its still quiet by setting up order.
Farore, with her vibrant soul, took all these wonders a step further, so that through peace and order, life could be born and thrive, free to explore, discover and revel in the happiness of its new world.
Their work completed, the goddesses ascended to the heavens, leaving in their wake the Triforce. The Triforce was a small glimmer of their power, meant to keep the new land safe and to uphold the balance of the elements which had formed Hyrule: Power, Wisdom, Courage.
The Triforce was represented by the people of Hyrule in three triangles touching points so as to form a greater triangle. Should any piece be removed, a perfect triangle would no longer exist; this truth held firm beyond mere symbolism.
But as ever, with the creation of life comes free will. With free will comes such a one who would desire to disrupt that perfect balance by gaining a part of the Triforce to control all of it him or herself.
And with the presence of such a dangerous threat comes the need for...
Chapter 1: The Lost Hero
Link, a young Kokiri, is unable to speak like his friends. He finds a friend in Sartia, a Kokiri girl with the wisdom of the sages of ancient times. During a performance by the Kokiri choir, Link runs into the woods to escape his envy of those who speak. In the middle of the woods, a star falls from the Hyrulean sky and a beautiful princess, Princess Midna of the Twilight, emerges from the portal.
Chapter 2: Timeless Maiden
Link informs Midna that he is not, as she originally thought, the old Hero of Twilight. She reminisces of the Era of Twilight and her companion, the Hero of Twilight, one of the Links of ancient times.
Chapter 3: Neverending Story
Midna begins her story, the story of eras past and ancient heroes. She tells him of the constant battle of good and evil, how one cannot triumph over another, and of the evil brewing in Hyrule.  When Midna departed from the World of Light to return to her homeland, she tried to stop her childish ways and become a worthy queen. She tells Link of her research, during which she came across the existence of another realm known as Termina, linked to both the Twilight and Hyrule. Prophecy told of a time when three evils, larger than Hyrule had ever known, sought to destroy the three realms in the past, present, and future.  They also spoke of a weapon that could save the three realms from the trio of evils plaguing them: the Master Sword. She tells Link that she believes that he holds the spirit of her beloved hero and the Links of times past. As she tells him this, Link glances at his hand to notice a shard of the Triforce glowing. She tells him that the Triforce has been broken into nine shards, and Ganondorf, the King of Evil, has shared his with his allies: Majora and Zaruman.  Midna tells Link of his Triforce shards, hidden throughout the three realms. But, along with the Shards, they must also find three parts of a song, which will grant them access to the weapon of time itself: the Master Sword. Midna tells Link of the location of the Shard-bearers; two in Termina and one hidden in Twilight. They decide to depart to Termina first. Midna finds the portal in the Lost Woods and they fall in.
Chapter 4: A True Fairy
Link and Midna awaken in a vast forest in the land of Termina. Just as they begin to leave, Tingle appears and chases after them. He tries to tempt Midna and Link to purchase a map from them. Midna responds by trying to shoot his balloon with her silver bow. Midna and Link depart from the forest and soon find themselves in Clock Town. The town is utter chaos, and they rush to the Clock Tower, hoping to find some peace. The Happy Mask Salesman greets them, informing them that he is the guardian spirit of Hyrule and Termina. He leaves, granting them help on their journey, as well as telling them what to do next. Link and Midna make their way to the Great Fairy Fountain in North Clock Town, where the Great Fairy awaits. She informs them of the legend of the Hero of Time and grants them the Hookshot, an ancient weapon. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Barnes & Noble.com; retrieved Dec. 15, 2010
- ↑ "“Oh...I forget how swiftly time passes in your world. Shadows are constant, only changing with the light. But light itself is ever changing, growing and bringing about new life....“You truly are not my Link.”" (Silent Hero (), pg. )
- ↑ "It is said,” she continued quietly, "that the battle between Good and Evil shall endure until the end of time. As long as there are more good, pure hearts existing in all worlds than there are evil, time shall continue, and the battle shall recycle. Only when the amount of evil trumps the amount of good shall all worlds be destroyed and evil vanquished by the gods for all eternity. And only those purest hearts who remain shall ascend to the heavens to reign forever with those who’ve passed before them...."" (Silent Hero (), pg. )
- ↑ "“The prophecies spoke of three enemies who would rise from these three realms. This evil, being threefold, would be greater than any Hyrule had ever faced; not only was Hyrule itself threatened, but the two other realms so intimately tied to it. The three great enemies would seek to annihilate the three realms as we know them—past, present, and future.”" (Silent Hero (), pg. )
- ↑ "Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil who’s tried so many times before to take Hyrule, the Realm of Light, for his own, has escaped and again seeks to do just that. However, this time, his plot is broader. He wishes not only to take Hyrule for his own, but also two worlds intimately linked with Hyrule, the Realm of Light: Twilight, my own Realm of Shadow, as well as Termina, known commonly as Hyrule’s alternate dimension.“Ganondorf sought allies with past enemies of those two worlds—Majora, a wicked sorceress and spirit from Termina, and Zaruman, one of my chief rulers from Twilight, a man I once loved and trusted very well...." (Silent Hero (), pg. )
- ↑ "“Welcome, Heroes. I have been waiting a long time for the Hero’s heir to come—that heir who would know, by the goddesses, to retrieve that broken part of my spirit and make me whole again, as did the first Link. I have changed in many ways over time—as do many—but my spirit remains the same, as does that of the Hero; it resides vividly within you, Link.“ "Sadly, our time must be short. You come to me for a specific purpose, that I may grant the tools you need to start your quest. First though, I shall grant you knowledge and speak more of spirits.“As you may already know, there are bearers who carry parts of the Song you seek, as well missing Shards of the Triforce of Courage. These three bearers are all spirits. Two of the three spirits dwell here in Termina.“ "I have felt their presence stirring in Termina for some time now. One is said to dwell East, atop the cliff-tops of Ikana. The other lingered last with the Zorita of the western ocean, though his spirit has wandered abroad for some time now....“ "I would first seek the song-holder of Ikana, the great Goddess of Time herself. She resides in a Temple high atop the stony cliffs. In order to reach her, you will need the aid of this ancient but still applicable tool.”" (Silent Hero (), pg. )