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
CeceD13 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Deception

By CeceD13 All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Prologue

The girl raced through the trees. Her bare feet pounding on the dry, brittle leaf litter underneath her. Her blood was singing through her veins, her heart pounding. She felt as if the beating would rip a hole right through her chest. Her muscles screamed and cried for her to stop. But she knew she couldn’t. She had to keep going.

She ran on and on, farther and farther from everything she knew and loved. Farther from warmth, farther from safety. But her home was no longer safe. Not anymore. Not ever again. And all because of her. Because she was too scared. All because she couldn’t do the right thing. And now she would have to pay.

She ran and ran. Every pore on her body pleaded and begged for her to stop. Just for a second, they said, just rest for a second.

But if she stopped to rest, worse things than death awaited her. She had to keep going. She had to leave this place. She had to-

The girl stumbled, and fell. Her foot seemed to be caught on a rock. She yanked it free, and yelped in pain as a terrible ripping sound reached her ears. The girl sat up right, blood pounding in her ears, and examined her foot. She couldn’t see an immediate threat, so she stood up. She instantly regretted the decision. Pain splintered throughout her leg, blinding her for a second. Dark spots flickered throughout her vision, but she dismissed the pain, and tried running again.

She got barely a meter before she fell once more, scraping her arms on the underbrush. She felt all sense of hope gradually fade away as she realized, she wasn’t going to make it. She heard the distant sound of footfalls pounding after her. They were coming, and they would have no mercy. They would kill her slowly, torturing her, cleaving her soul from her body.

But she wouldn’t let them get her alive. She would tell them nothing. Nothing. Everything she knew would be safe, dead with her.

The girl felt for the knife carefully concealed in her thin gown. Her slim fingers grasped the cool hilt, and pulled the weapon out of it’s sheath.

Her pulse quickened as the footfalls came closer and closer. She raised the knife to her chest, sending a silent apology to her family. Hoping that they knew how much they meant to her, and how she wished she could have saved them.

As the girl’s pursuers came into view, she pressed the tip of the knife to her chest, feeling blood bead on her skin. With a shaky hand, she pushed, and the knife plunged into her chest, ending everything.

The world went black, and the girl slumped to the ground, her body limp and lifeless. At last, she was safe.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, CeceD13
Continue Reading
Further 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.

Christopher Chew: Been a while since reading was this fun. The plot was easy to follow and built at a gradual but good pace. The dynamics between each character were interesting and kept things fresh and exciting, very much so that you would forgive it for not going deeper into the back stories of each character. ...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

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.

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...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

heavyreader: great scifi novels but needs a better spell checker (check auto-substitution level) and grammar checker!!! otherwise, ready for mass market publishing!!

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!

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...

More Recommendations

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

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...

tsolaidowu: I want a continuation dammit....I loved this book and the 1st one. I can't believe this is it. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Jeff and Lorie; and the gang. Great book and storyline. You're a genius Madelyn.

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

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...