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

The Acolytes

By Sebastien Lacasse All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Drama

Blurb

Niklas is a Higher. He doesn't really know what that means, but he doesn't have time to think about it because everything he loves has been destroyed and someone is out to get him. Malachi is his name and Niklas must learn how to harness his new abilities while learning how to stop this madman. Everything around him seems to be crumbling away and Niklas has to be his strongest when he feels the weakest.

Prologue

Michael could never get enough of a good smoke. He constantly craved the buzz, constantly wanted the pipe in between his lips. His lips happened to be wrapped around the smooth bit of his pipe right now, sucking smoothly on the warm smoke.

On his head was a black bowler hat, around his shoulders, a long, brown button-down coat. Michael was sitting on a bench just around the corner of a red brick wall in a train station. The iron rails lied on the ground just five feet in front of him and he stared at them absently as he smoked. The only other soul in the station was a man in a black coat who was around the corner of the wall.

“Dillan, will you quite hiding?” Michael said.

Dillan stepped around the corner, a mischievous smile on his lips.

“I thought you might’ve been too focused on smoking to sense me.”

Michael chuckled. “You were like ten feet away. I could’ve been doing an acrobatic routine and still sensed you at that distance.” He took another breath of smoke.

Dillan looked up at the orange sky, his light-brown hair blowing with the gentle breeze. It was a quarter-to-seven and the whole day had a strange feeling of stillness to it. As if everything around them was waiting for what was to come.

“What’s on your mind, kid? You seem distracted,” Michael asked.

It was Dillan’s turn to laugh. “I really can’t hide anything from you, can I?”

Michael shook his head slowly.

“I’m just wondering if we’re about to make a major mistake.”

Michael cocked an eyebrow. “And what makes you wonder that?”

“This kid we’re going to see . . . what if . . . what if he doesn’t want what we’re offering him? What if he doesn’t want this life?”

Michael had a feeling that Dillan was talking about himself, but he just smirked.

“Do any of us?”

Dillan turned his head to the train track in front of them. He thought it fitting, that a train would be taking them to him. Everything about a train was so predictable. One route. One rail. One engine.

But for the kid, his train had flown off the tracks.

“That’s an excuse.” Dillan said. “He doesn’t know about the Higher yet. He doesn’t have to. He can live a normal life.”

“Maybe,” Michael replied. “But you have to consider what’s best for those around him. He’ll be a strong Higher, given that he survived.”

Dillan sighed and there was a hint of sadness to it. “I just know that this life isn’t easy. Especially when you’re so young. What is he? Seventeen?”

“Something like that,” Michael answered. He sucked in more smoke and breathed it out of his nostrils slowly. “I know what you’re saying, Dillan. But if he’s as powerful as they say he’s going to be, we can’t just let him go. We need anything and anyone we can get to fight Malachi.”

“See, you say that, but what about what he thinks? Why doesn’t he get a say?”

“He does, Dillan. No one is forced to live this life.” Michael looked in the distance at the steam engine that was coming their way. “But every Higher is obligated to.”

Dillan snorted as the train rolled into the station, white steam filling the station along with high-pitched squealing.

“Pardon me if I don’t see the difference,” he muttered.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

William Elliott Kern: Whew. one telling his story, in the Bar, to his friend, who questions some circumstances that need clarity, The Confusion comes from a man, carrying his dead friend Chappies, while conversing with himself, and Chappies, and his alter ego......a broken mind, not yet forgotten..........The Author ...

heavyonbooks: I admire your creativity. You have written a great piece. I want to promote your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at exzordersplrwso AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

andreaeslinda014: I really liked this story, it has the right amount of excitement and romancee❤️ I just which it had bonus chapters to see the characters in the future ☹️ but overall I really love this story, one of my faves definitely.

Bad: The Setting was applicable to the characters, and it was a fantastic story the theological concepts were pretty interesting and the themes were intriguingThe author use the POV which the readers can feel, the characters all had a good back storyIt was a hooking story, and one of the unique book t...

Antionette Betancourt: I started this book on wattpad, and i was left on a cliff hanger. You have nonidea the dread i felt that i wouldnt be able to read the ending.

SeanSavage: Good plot that moves fairly quickly. Time passage somewhat vague. but not indecipherable. Very good syntax, grammar and punctuation. The story flowed very well, however, the breaks between chapters and the time jumps tended to be slightly confusing at first. I could see where the author was going...

DarkWolf .12: Very interesting plot! Had me up for the entire night. Keep up the good work 👍

Jen Lewis: A little slow in the beginning, but once the tide came in, I was caught up in it, and couldn't escape. I read it through without stopping, literally couldn't put it down. Above all, the ending was very satisfying.

More Recommendations

Steven Tesoro: The Symphony Of Life, as I read this I myself are homeless, not much of an income an occasionally, it crosses mostly everyones mind about doing the dirty. But it is worth the time to read this story and as I'm reading it thinking about getting my life back to where it should be, it's hard in thi...

Isha Chaudhari: Amazing book ...the most beautiful part is the kind of relationship Carla has with Peter. However, the epilogue was the one that surprised me the Most....Carla getting married to Peter....when in the book her relationship is mostly discussed with Ridian.Was a bit confusing thus.Lovable book that ...

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., ,,.,,,,,

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

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.