Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Stepho Janssen would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Golden Whip

By Stepho Janssen All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Chapter 1

Zeus has called for me to fly over to where he stays in the clouds. This could be about anything from asking me to check on a fellow god or take a look at these elephants. I spread out my wings and fly from my borrow in a dense rainforest on earth. When I reach the clouds, I fly over to where I see Zeus waiting.

“Iris we have chosen you for a very special task. This task you have trained for all of your life without knowing the reason why. We are asking you to find Damon Young, a prodigy who will save the earth from a terrible monster. We believe Hades is training this monster to destroy earth, so that he can take over the earth as his own. Damon is a high student who you must convince in some way possible that he can save the world if he tries” Zeus booms in his loud voice with his hand on my shoulder.

  I’m overwhelmed by the significance of this task. The whole  world depends on me to complete the task or everyone on earth dies at the hands of Hades.  Zeus adds that I cannot tell Damon what he must do to save our earth. He must know on his own. I must give Damon my golden whip when I know and when the gods know that he is ready to fight. I graciously accept my task and grab my things for the chariot ride down to where I will be staying on earth. In a small neighborhood not a block from the high school. As I climb onto the chariot, the gods wish me luck on my journey. I gently whip the reins and my white horses start to fly down to earth. We will be there with a few hours. This Damon Young, I wonder what he will be like. Will he be popular? Will he accept my wisdom? All these questions in my head. But, I know what I must do. This Damon Young character will save the planet if it kills me. How to convince him? Is the question I must ask myself over and over.

  We pull up to the house’s backyard without a sound. I park the chariot inside a shed and put away the horses in their own small barn. Today is what humans call Sunday, the day before the work week begins. I have a day before I must start my journey at the high school. I am the daughter of Thaumas (a sea god) and a cloud nymph Electra. My sisters are the Harpies; Aello, Celaeno, and Ocypete. I am the goddess of the rainbow, and a messenger to the gods. I am also a goddess of the sky and sea. I’ve traveled all around the world linking the gods to humanity. Even though I travel with the speed of wind and have gone from one point of the earth to the other, this is my first real huge assignment. Most of the time I carry a winged-staff like Hermes except for this assignment because I must give this Damon character my golden whip. I grab my stuff and get settled inside. I use my golden wings to fly outside and send a mental message to the gods saying I’ve arrived safely to earth.

  A few hours later I make myself a simple sandwich with ingredients I’ve found in the fridge. I’ve watched humans make them many times. Usually middle-aged husbands who don’t know how to cook a lot of different things. As I bite into the surprisingly dry sandwich, I notice that it tastes plain. All of the food I’ve ate has been either seafood I’ve found in the ocean during my visits to earth or a few woodland creatures I’ve snagged in the woods. Once I finish, I fly upstairs to bed because gods and goddesses have to sleep at least III hours more than humans. This is because we drain energy much quicker because of how much we use our powers. I flop down on the fluffy bed and eventually fall asleep dreaming about high school.

  The next morning I wake sharply at VII in the morning. I quickly gather some teenage girl clothes, throw them on and change into the human teenage Iris the student body will see me as. Long black hair with rainbow dyed at the end, pale skin, gentle features, soft pale blue eyes, taller than most, and very skinny, but not as humans would say anorexic. I grab my bag and eat a quick what humans call breakfast. I take a path that I know for sure no one ever takes. The school is only a few minutes away, so I get there without a problem. I’m supposed to meet Hermes by the front doors he’s going to pose as my father for the high school. The front grounds are packed with kids either talking amongst each other or walking to their lockers. This place is bustling with people; I can’t see Hermes anywhere. Curses! I can’t fly up to get a good look from the air without everyone screaming for their lives. I start walking around the square until I finally spot him behind a tree. When I see him, he’s already turn into his human form, a middle-aged man resembling my human form.

“Alright let’s head in” He says as we start into the building and head to the office. We settle my registration, schedule, and little tour with the principal. I believe his name is Mr. Winster. I’m a junior, XVII, so I have Chemistry first. I almost sprint down the hallway, take a left, then gracefully walk into the room second on the left. The teacher, Mrs. Franklin, informs me on what I’ve missed but I’ve already learned chemistry with the gods. I take a seat in the front row which was completely empty. Our lesson drones on about ionic bonds. The bell finally rings and I head to my locker at the end of the hall. A tall lanky boy with long pitch black hair strolls clumsily toward me and runs into me by accident. We look in each other’s eyes for a moment. He has big blue eyes. I instantly realize that it has to be Damon Young. He casually walks away mumbling to himself.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Chapter 1
Further Recommendations

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Giuliana Cassetta: My face is full of tears, I never cried like now with a book or even a movie. I loved every single chapter. I truly don't know what to say, I'm out of words and my eyes hurt from crying. Such an bittersweet story, it's so wonderful. One of my favorites for sure. Keep it up!

ElusiveBadwolf: I loved this book so much! It's a shame that i already came to the end of this. I really enjoyed the story, and i liked it how everything became in the end. It was a great book and i can say that you are a great writer too. Keep it that way and i think you can make it in the writing business!

Jason Phang: It's too short! The plot was excellently thought through, with the characters flowing up and down the storylines like the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and the time spent with Asta and her journeys. (:

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...

Felisa Yoder Osburn: I really enjoyed the story. Civil War stories are some of my favorites and the intertwining of the past with current times was wonderful. I look forward to reading the next stories.

More Recommendations

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

littlebunnypoopoos: Omg this was so amazing! The ending was a little bad and predictable. But otherwise, I need a second book or I'll die :D The character development was excellent and the whole romance, action, and suspense was superb

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Krupa Kataria: the detailing is really awesome ....the characters, ur plots jst too Awsm ,m waiting for the further chapters please do complete it ...like m really craving for those ones ...great job with words too ..please complete the further parts ...

Dru83: This is perhaps my favorite part of the Olafson story just because it is here that were are introduced to his "gang". The characters are so diverse and complicated that each of them could just about spawn their own story. Eric's buddies are just so captivating and the plot just rolls along. Again...

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.