Just another reminder that the sale on Volume 4, as well as Volumes 2 and 3, will be ending TOMORROW!
You can download Volume 4 for free here or as a Nook Book, at iBooks, or Kobo. On Kindle, it’s 99 cents.
What’s Volume 4 about? Here’s a summary:
The Golden Lands, one of the three worlds of Terra, is supposed to be a place of peace, light, and happiness. But the Golden Lands hasn’t exactly been such a place for John Hedekira, a jaded, hot-headed teenager.
John, Faith, and Bernard have come farther than they ever thought possible. They’ve persevered through every struggle, every personal trial, and every foe that has come their way. Now the final battle has arrived. Allying with the people of Castrum Fortress, John and his friends must storm the city of Howaito Maki and defeat the three Evil captains…or every prisoner of the Evil will die.
We come to a halt, stopping right beneath the wall which rises high above us. Thunderousbooms sound in the distance, and we can vaguely hear the clashing of weapons and the screams of pain. “So the fighting has already started,” says one of the scouts with us.
“That’s our diversion,” states Ashida. “Let’s make the most of it.”
A long rope dangles from where we fastened it at the summit of the wall. It’s our only way up and into the city. I raise my eyes to the top of the rope, and I feel my heart beat faster. I don’t know why, but the top of this rope…it’s like the threshold—the threshold of destiny. Once I climb this rope, I’ll be in the city. I’ll be on the final part of my journey. I’ll be on the doorstep of rescuing my siblings.
This is the final endeavor. I feel like I’ve known everything that would happen up until now. I’ve never been surprised truly. There hasn’t been as much mystery as I feel there is now. Nothing about the future is clear anymore. Nothing is black and white. Because, from here…
—I look at the sky, the clouds, the dullness and gloom that fills this region—
…everything is gray.
I cast a worried glance at Faith and Bernard, and I can’t help but feel closer to them at this moment. “Listen,” I say, “whatever happens, I want you both to know that you’ve been great; you’ve been my best friends. I know we’ve been through a lot, and a big part of that is my fault, but—”
“John,” Bernard cuts me off, “it’s okay. Stop acting like we’re going to die when we get in there. We can do this.” He smiles reassuringly at me, as does Faith. “Come on,” Bernard says, stepping towards the rope, “let’s go get your brother and sister.”
So, what if you don’t know the original plot of The Golden Lands?
Click here to read the prologue of Volume 1: Shadows in the Sunlight.