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NEW KINGDOM. NEW FRIENDS.
NOT EVERYONE CAN BE TRUSTED …
Karina, Tristian, Rashka, and Sam venture forth into the wilderness of Soter on the next leg of their quest to retrieve the Armor of the Creator. With the ancient evil already affecting the kingdom, nothing in Soter is what it seems—from what skulks beneath the canopies of the woods to what lies within the sleek white and gold of the capitol city to the people Karina and Tristan have known since they were children.
Danger lurks around every corner. Discerning who to trust is paramount to staying alive and discovering the location of the Temple of Soter. Yet, to Karina’s horror, Faramos’s reach finds them time and again. The longer they are forced to dawdle, the more people are affected by the growing panic in Soter, and the closer Faramos is to taking over the Three Kingdoms. Can Karina retrieve the information they need while Tristan keeps his brother at bay? Or will the entire quest disintegrate before they even arrive at the temple?
Other Books in the Series
The death of her king changes Karina’s life forever. Fleeing the royal house, she must leave her life behind to seek out the Armor of the Creator—to save the very people who now hunt her.
Faramos, the evil warlock waiting to unleash hell, knows the Creator has already chosen his warrior, so he sends his bounty hunter to retrieve her. After Tristan abducts her, he witnesses Karina’s gentle nature and strong independence, and he finds he can’t complete his assignment.
Together, they set out to retrieve the armor and defeat the hordes of creatures sent to destroy them. But is Tristan’s heart secure as he faces certain death for defending the queen? And will Karina have the courage to become all the Creator intends her to be? Failure will condemn the world to eternal darkness.
From Chapter 4:
When the chill in the air became too much, they gathered their packs and made a circle of make-shift beds. Sam plopped down. “I am exhausted.”
“Well, after a night of no sleep …” Karina yawned.
A long, low howl ripped through the quiet of their night.
“Lupens?” Karina shivered. “is far south?”
“You don’t think it’s Brusho again, do you?” Sam stood, pulling out his sword.
“No.” Rashka pushed aside his hand holding the hilt. “The last time was the end of him.”
Tristan stared off in the direction of the sound. “That definitely lends to the mystery of what lupens are doing this far south.”
Another howl echoed through the chasm and across the plains. Karina took a step toward Tristan. An answering bay came from the east, from the distant woods. More than one? Her heartbeat skittered.
A chorus of howls brought frightened whinnies from the horses. Dom stomped his feet. “We need to go, Prophetess.
Karina glanced at the black stallion, then back toward the trees in the distance, and then at the chasm. There was not much they could do if lupens decided to attack. Not from out here. Not right now.
Tristan drew his sword before he stepped in front of her, sliding his free hand back to grab hers. When she saw the ring on his finger, she breathed a sigh of relief. The Shield of Faith. She closed her fingers around his.
Rashka readied her bow. Her magical arrows would appear when she drew the string. They all stood, poised, ready to fight. Whatever came at them. At least from out here, they could see whatever attacked.
About the Author
Whether she’s wielding a fantasy author’s pen, a social media wand, or a freelance editor’s sword, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to help everyone #SHINEBeyond their circumstances! Her fantasy novels are available on Amazon.
When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all-around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . . You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at her website.
One winner will win a prize pack that will include print copies of Armor of Aletheia and Sword of Soter, a plush blanket, a tumbler with candy, a journal, and a pen all inside a half-bushel basket inlaid with a gorgeous book print material.
Ends November 6, 2019