Another safe arrival to the mid-week and as always, I hope it’s treating you all well :).
In between I’ve been sharing snippets from my dark fantasy WIP Queen of the Black Gate, which I will release in 2015. Twelve chapters of approximately 20 are finished (roughly mind you), as I continue to tackle the story on and off on the journey to completion :).
Here’s an excerpt from chapter 1, where Aeshma (the lovely and imposing queen) is in the middle of a bit of a sticky situation. Let’s see how she handles it ^_^. Enjoy:
~ “Who sent you?” she asked. She was answered with a sword flying towards her head, which missed her completely when she ducked. Before she could respond in kind, shurikens came gunning for her next. Aeshma dodged most and those she didn’t she caught, pushing them cheekily into her bodice. “Now,” she said just as quietly, “Who sent you?” The speaker looked at her with unbridled hate.
“Very well,” then she was on him. It happened so quickly that as her hand reached in and pulled out his beating heart, he was still standing, eyes opened wide, the grin now almost grotesque, but Aeshma wasn’t quite finished. Her hand – still bloody from the heart that now lay on the ground – she placed on the corpse’s forehead. She could feel the terror coming from within as the demons cowered at her strength, unable to escape while she held them in place.
“In nomen Aeshma-El, te sunt exsules ad altum.” Her words rang out with a finality that only those of the under realm could understand. Aeshma had sent her attackers to the deepest depths, a prison that was unlike any other place across the realms. There was no hope of pardon there, no hope of ever feeling the gentle caress of a human’s hand on the skin after a body had been taken, no hope of walking among their kind again.
The screams that invaded her mind on the quiet street were like music. She could hear them beg as they were forced out of the body they had inhabited, but she was relentless. This was not the time to show mercy, especially to those who had so willingly decided to fight her. Who, in their terrified state at the prospect of eternal prison, had forgotten to be loyal. She’d heard the screamed name of the one who had ordered her death. Heard it just before the demons were nothing more than wisps in the wind and their voices had stopped. She smiled. ~
Each time I sit to continue this story, I love the characters even more and can’t wait to share them with you even more intensely in the coming months :).
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 26, 2014 on ‘Jackie Jones on Wattpad.’. Look out for the Awakening Character Guide soon and catch up with the story using the link above, as with only FIVE chapters left, you’ll want to catch up ^_^.