This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.
It was dark. A sliver of light from the full moon outside illuminated the cave entrance. From the gloom inside, eight hooded figures emerged. They stood in two lines, barely visible in the moon’s light. The last remaining of the Dark Court, hours after the war. They appeared to be waiting for something. Someone.
The shadow of a thin, crooked figure loomed in the cave entrance. Even the wind outside went silent.
“I senthe fear... A weak link.” The man hissed slowly, his lisp barely noticed beneath the weight of his words. His emotionless voice echoed, quiet but intimidating, off the cave walls as he stepped into the aisle of hooded figures. He stopped in front of the third man in the left row. The crooked one’s cold stare penetrated the darkness, able clearly to see the shaking of this man. “Let’th be fair, Thnow... You have no future here...”
With one wave of a wand in the lisper’s hand, the figure before him gave a bloodcurdling howl of pain and disappeared into a plume of smoke. Only this, and nothing more.
The crooked man straightened slightly. He swiveled and pointing at another hooded man said,
“You, Treflech! You have potential...”
In the faint moonlight, a toothy grin could be seen on the hooded man’s face, pearly-whites a-glow.
“Thank you, Your Eminence.”
A pause settled in the still cavern, the uneasy lack of soundscape almost deafening. The man with the sinister sounding lisp spoke once more. “I have the perfect tathk for you. There ith thomeone I need taken care of...”
“With pleasure...” The grinning man purred. “Who is this someone?”
“Elithabeth Bayne.” The dark one lisped, “The prophet said she will live nine hundred years from now.”
“Consider it done. We shall wait where time is slowed.”
“Do not kill her.” The one who had murdered many warned. “Bring her to me. I don’t care what condition she is in, but I want her alive. I want to kill her myself.”
Kasei Bulloch: At the beginning I wasn't very into the story but I kept reading and was more hooked than I was with Battle of the Wills. All of a sudden I had devoured chapter after chapter then the book was over. I am dying for The Compact. Please help a girl out!
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...
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...
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...
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...
JWalker: I loved this story from start to finish! It flows at a really nice pace and the story world feels so real. The fight sequences are a treat especially when Isanfyre is training to become a warrior. I found the names really cool and thankfully easy to pronounce. Personally I have always struggled w...
latashashetters: This book is truly enticing! I feel head over heels for it after the first few pages. I'm rather upset that you let the black wolf die but I truly hope that you let him return so he can truly be happy I would also love to know what was in the package! I can't wait for the next novel! I'm looking ...
CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...
Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.
Lizzie Upson: I absolutely LOVED this book. I loved how you took your time to let us get to know the characters and how you showed Matilda slowly falling for Knut. Is there a sequel? I need to find out what happens! Some errors in punctuation and spelling but they would be corrected in editing.