Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Excerpt from Reality

By Jenna Greene
Champagne Books:

Having defeated Nandor, Becky and Kat thought their worries on Oren were over. They were wrong. So very, very wrong.


“Those leaves are not located here,” Jamee said. “Trees bearing those leaves only grow in Lorthlin Province, where the climate is milder.”

Her heart expanding in joy, Kat exclaimed, “Lorthlin? Where is that?”

Ino scowled. “You can’t go there, Kat.”

She whirled on him. “Why not?”

Raking his hand through his hair, Ino said, “Journeying to Lorthlin is not a trifling thing. It’s dangerous.”

This argument had lasted long enough. Once everyone else had abandoned the conversation, she was left with Ino. “So?”

“You can’t go.”

Irked at his command, she flashed him a heated gaze. “You are not my guardian, Ino. You can’t tell me what to do. Or what not to do.”

Grabbing her wrist before she could stomp away, he said, “I tell you, it’s not safe.”

“Why? Am I going to have to run away from magical creatures sent by a man I’m trying to destroy?” Sarcasm dripped from her tongue. “Cuz, guess what? I’ve already done that.”

“Do you remember Nandor’s plan?” Ino asked. “Do you remember his long-term goal?”

“Of course. He was going to use the power of the Orb of Olrec to summon creatures from the distant lands of Oren and have them permanently under his control.”

“Exactly. Think of the worst creatures imaginable—and then double that.”

She clucked her tongue. “What’s your point?”

“Those creatures…are from Lorthlin.”

She paused for half a second. “I’m still going.”

Ino exhaled loudly. “Then you will die.”

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