Two more days until I publish the first volume of The Golden Lands!!! Here’s a brief teaser to get you pumped:
They begin dragging Soror and Frater out of the house. I cry out to them, raising my sword, but I am blocked by a swarm of the beasts. The darkness is so thick around me, so dark I’ve never seen anything like it, as though the darkness is a black wall connecting the beasts, emanating from their skin. The way they move makes my head swim, like they keep multiplying and then vanishing into the darkness. I charge them, and two of them step out to meet me. One after another, I cut both of them down. I hear my siblings scream from outside, and I raise my head to look for them outside our demolished front door. I see them with their arms outstretched for me, and then all of a sudden I feel pain erupt in my stomach and I gasp. Time freezes for a moment, and then I gasp again, looking down at the blade sticking into my body. The blade retracts, and I release a quivering breath. I fall to the ground on my side, watching as my blood pools beneath me, warm against my side. As I lay there,—sharp, burning pain running through me—I look up, seeing outside within the fading light of day a distinct figure; a beast with long, matted hair, and a red cape. And I know he is their leader.
Then they leave. Their cries sound for long, pain-filled moments after, and then they fade into silence. And all that’s left behind is blood and shadow.
There’s still a bit more work for me to do. If any of you have some advice about self-publishing, please let me know! (Especially informing me about certain traps that I could run into).
Thanks for your support! Almost ready to go!