A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance.
There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list.
First—there are others on Pendomus.
Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything.
Third—I'm being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence.
So yeah, no pressure
An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice. When not writing, I engage in acts of whimsy. I kinda adore philosophical thinking. When not blogging about my books, I blog about the thoughts haunting my mind-- which typically find their way into the pages of my books. If you want the first insight into future novels, follow me on my author website: www.carissandrews.com
This first chapter was part of a much larger scene. In fact, the first chapter was originally my fifth chapter, but due to the desire of my editors to bring the action up front, this became my introduction to Runa's world. I always liked this scene. Being completely frozen in terror as an invisible creature's saliva pools across my face freaks me the hell out. Doesn't it freak you out, too?
The Morph’s sticky tongue returns, paying particular attention to my eye socket, drenching the area in saliva. The viscous liquid pools in my lashes, cementing my eyelids together. Whatever its intention, it plans to take its time. I swallow hard and will death to claim me.