Midweek! We made it in one piece *does dance*!
Today I’m going to share another short excerpt from Queen of the Black Gate, my dark fantasy WIP. It’s taken from chapter 1 and gives a little insight into what Aeshma’s had to deal with since becoming ruler of under realm – nope not willing to share my name for it yet (read as haven’t decided on one as yet lol). Ladies and gents, enjoy ^_^:
~ It was impossible to have complete trust in the dwellers of Aeshma’s realm, many would sooner drive a knife through the heart than shake a hand, but the three she had chosen for the task would have to do.
Aeshma had charged into battle with them often, had bled by their sides, had been protected by their sworn swords for longer than she could remember. London and Targo were of lesser houses, the kin of soldiers born of demons that aspired for nothing more than glory on the battlefield. Lilith her older sister, had bent the knee to Aeshma immediately after their father’s capture. Her four other acknowledged siblings were yet to do so.
Aeshma understood their resentment of her position. They had always been angered by their father’s preference. However, it seemed that Lilith was cut from more loyal cloth and it was for this reason that Aeshma relied on her now.
When London had been entirely enveloped by the darkness, Aeshma focused her attention on the city. It was late and from tiny windows only a few candles still burned. She watched and listened, the dim firelight unnecessary for seeing and hearing what only demons could . . .
Jeez I love this woman, er, I mean, demon and always look forward to my moments with this story ^_^. Thanks for joining me lovely readers and I’ll see you Friday :)!
Please note: After a short break the beginning of Chapter 16: Glamorous Lies, will be posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on ‘Jackie Jones on Wattpad.’. Look out for the Awakening Character Guide (June 28, 2014) and catch up with the story using the link above, as with only FIVE chapters left, you’ll want to catch up ^_^.