teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only
existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is
forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world
ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and prejudice.
“I don’t believe you,” I snapped at Eli, feeling my temper fraying as nerves seemed to set up a permanent camp in my stomach. Turning to Isaac in the hope of an honest answer I asked, “What did Minen say that was so wrong?”
Isaac just glared back at me with a stony expression; clearly he wasn’t going to be any help. I looked back to Eli instead, waiting for his reply.
He sighed before speaking. “For you to be allowed to take up the throne, even though it’s rightfully yours by birth, you need to complete the elemental training that Elves your age undertake, so that they can reach enlightenment. This would normally all be okay, but it can take an Elf a couple of years to complete this and fully harness the power of their element. You have until the Winter Ball – four months from now. I’m not quite sure how you’re going to achieve that,” he finished, rather unhelpfully.
“Oh Thea!” a voice called out, trying to take me away from the peaceful slumber I had found at last. “Thea, oh Thea, open your eyes,” the voice commanded, sounding more insistent this time.
Confused, I sat up, surprised I was no longer sat with Isaac on Terin, but instead sitting by the Waterfall of Knowledge. It was night and everything seemed to have a hazy aura around it.
“Fascinating isn’t it? What the mind can do? How when we relax enough another can invade your dreams, which is how I can be here with you now!” the voice whispered behind me.
Turning suddenly I saw him, Minen, standing right in front of me with a delighted expression plastered on his face before he continued. “Judging by how you are now asleep, I’m guessing you managed to escape and are on your way home, which of course is what I planned for you to do. You may think you have won by rescuing the prisoners, but I have many more. You see this isn’t my only hide-away, there are others filled with Elves and other species, all more or less willing to help me with my cause.
“I’m not giving up Thea, this is just the beginning. I just needed a little more time, which is why I let you go for now, and then I will find you and finish what I’ve started. I will build my master race, become Lord of all Faey and the rest of the world. I know what to do now, it was simply a matter of how we extracted the element that was holding us back. You helped us to see that, Thea, when we tried to take your magic. Thank you Thea, you are the reason I have now succeeded. We have a host, you see!” His eyes glinted at this point. “This host is just like you, able to wield all the elements, but stronger. He is the first of many! Soon I’ll be coming for you Thea, soon!”
of an addiction and I often find myself sneaking out to my writing shed for just a few minutes, which can often turn into hours of pure, unadulterated bliss catching up with my characters and continuing their story. In-between writing, I teach in a primary school where there’s never a dull moment! I will also often be found Kindle in hand, reading a wide variety of genres but with YA
fantasy and paranormal romance at the forefront of my reading list. Although I’m currently writing the second book in the Driel trilogy, other characters involving all things fantasy, paranormal and YA romance are jockeying for position, wanting me to write their story next, so watch this space! It is such
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