Winterrun Academy

By RainWolf All Rights Reserved ©

Fantasy / Adventure

Prologue

Carvelle beckons to the servant with her long black nail. The servant's body stops and suddenly flies forward. Carvelle wills the magic to stop as soon as her servant was in front of her. "Do you have the Staff?" She asks in a threatening voice. The servant gulps. "Answer me! Your silence will be your execution." Carvelle narrows her eyes, "Yes or no?"

The servant's timid eyes wander gingerly to meet Carvelle's. "No." A heavy weight seems to be lifted off Carvelle's chest. Well, at least now the waiting is over, she thinks.

"How many casualties?"

"15."

"But you took 18 men? Was it that hard to take down a royal chariot?" Carvelle asks in astonishment.

"I believe... they knew we were coming." The servant says with a tinge more dignity than before.

"That will be all." Carvelle snaps. "You are dismissed." The servant bows and backs away, her brown hair falling coincidentally in her eyes. Then she turns and walks briskly off, releasing a breath she didn't think she was holding.

Carvelle's advisor dashes to her black mistress' side. Hope wears a black cloak, like all the rest here, but her hair is white as the moon. "Ma'am, I'm afraid that there is a spy amongst us. Even young June suspected that the king's forces knew we were coming. If she knows, then there will be unrest in The Black Fortress. We can't have skepticism."

"Too true." Carvelle narrows her eyes, and a sad look comes across her face. "For this, I am sorry, my dear Hope. But I mean, you knew that you couldn't survive here with a name like that." Hope looks at Carvelle with distrust and an unbelieving frown.

"You can't possibly mean.... But, no...." Hope's eyes widen.

"Guards, take her away." Carvelle beckons again to them, but lets them walk in their own pace. Hope lets out a sob.

"Please, no, I'm begging you. It wasn't me! I swear! I love you Carvelle, and I would never-"

Carvelle snaps her wrist, and Hope's words are cut short, her lips still moving, but her voice gone. 'Never get too close to something you love,' her father's words echo in Carvelle's mind. A tear trickles down Carvelle's cheek. "For you, daddy," she whispers. "All for you. This is your empire."

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Ðříťîśħå: I have no words to express exactly how cute this book is....it is so captivating....it feels like I have been waiting for years to read this....this art of words and so much....whoever you are, dear author.....you are amazingly wonderful....would love to read more from you. The grammatical and se...

Jasmine McClintock: It's not bad but Tyler is a cold hearted jackass!

Kirstine Evans: Sweet love story

Lindsay Jordan: Love the story and I can't wait for more

Nicole Carita: Honestly wish she would’ve chosen Alpha but interested to see how this plays out

Mina DeMaria: I really enjoyed how different this book was compared to most of the werewolf genre lately. The writing was amazing and it really draws you in.

YipseriusRex: Very interesting, every time I get an update notice, I need to read the new chapter. Addictive.

TheHeartless Depths: It's a very good book. But, there are many grammar/spelling errors.

More Recommendations

Grace Bucado: It would be nice if you can write the story about Dean ^^

angelava555: An amazing story line. Not slow or rushed. A perfect speed to fall in love with the characters. Beautiful female representation. She was strong from start to finish and no one expected anything less of her. I look forward to reading more from this author

elspeth1456: This story is getting really good

YoshiRon: Amazing plot, could smooth out some details but over all a great story with strong potential

Wickedpen: I get bags under my eyes when I'm reading a good story until its tomorrow, and this novel does exactly that.

Paty Rubio Navarrete: Its targeted suspens and mistery i know when I see a book its going to be a great book hope it gets better and hope not to put it down till the end and going to see if I can get my hold on more books like this one

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.