“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.”
The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears.
Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide. THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name – Marrock – whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One.
Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and . . . FIGHT
Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms.
Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again . . .
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On the hill, underneath the bare branches of the spiked tree outside of the academy’s protective sphere, Bran cursed at the shadowy creature trembling before him.
‘You failed me!’ he bellowed. ‘I should destroy you!’
The shadowy creature raised its hands to where its face should be.
Bran drew to his full six-foot-four-inches, shoulders pointed, and laughed. ‘But I won’t.’ He waved his hand at the trembling creature. ‘You may return to Nastrond but remember, no word of this to Hel herself.’
With a puff of violet smoke, the shadowy creature screeched into the sky before plummeting towards the ground and shooting into the soil by Bran’s feet. Bran slipped his hands into the pockets of his overcoat and turned to face Mortiswood Academy. He may never be allowed access to it but he could still see it. Its castellated roof line taunted him like the teeth of a laughing beast.
‘Resorted to Draegarnae?’ A clipped voice chuckled from behind Bran.
Bran snapped around. ‘Thom, save your breath, I haven’t changed my mind.’
‘Many years we have played this game. Many years you have turned our offer down but we will not abandon you. You are stubborn but we are patient.’ Thom, head and shoulders taller than Bran, looked down on him with fiery eyes. ‘I am not here to ask you to join us. What were you doing with a Draegarni? Creatures from Niflheim should not be used without our blessing.’
Bran’s eyes narrowed, he raked a hand through his unruly, dark hair. ‘What I was doing with a Draegarni is none of your business. I don’t need to ask your permission for anything.’
Thom’s skin, an eerie blue pallor as if veins excessively laced beneath it, wrinkled with the derisive lift of his lip. ‘We, The Salloki, have a right to demand answers from you, Dark One.’
Bran laughed. ‘No, you don’t. I answer to no-one but myself.’
‘For too long you have marched alone. You must be growing weary,’ Thom replied darkly. ‘You have the girl?’
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With the promise of power comes the threat of the ultimate sacrifice . . .
Losing those she loves and learning she’s The Chosen One catapulted Kaelia’s life into the fast lane. Having battled Dybbuk demons, discovered an unexpected ally in the form of a Vallesm, and ventured through Niflheim, her adventure is far from over.
Determined to fulfil her destiny as the one who will destroy The Salloki, Kaelia still has many obstacles to overcome. As secrets rise to the surface and Kaelia’s powers continue to evolve, she is not the only one fighting a battle . . .
Can Calix find a Rosealrium bloom in time to stop Cadence’s transformation? What exactly is the truth behind Bran’s connection to the goddess Hel? And will Kaelia finally uncover what happened to her mother?
One thing is certain, Kaelia is not the only one who is evolving . . .
Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent with her family and playful Siberian husky. She writes dark fiction and is the author of the dark fantasy, adventure, romance series Mortiswood Tales, and Always Golden – a dark, twisted fairy tale, among others. She is a full-time author and has also been a columnist for her local newspaper. She designs under the name RoseWolf Design and is also part of Authors Reach, a co-operative formed with four other authors.