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Three – 03

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] She slowed down as she got closer to Lin’s cottage, her heart beating hard against her breast, throat burning. What if it’s not nothing? What do I do then? She couldn’t … Continue reading

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Three – 02

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] She didn’t break into a jog until they’d cleared the orchard and the Valley’s inner wall, the old wall that her father and uncles had built before she was born. Her … Continue reading

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Three – 01

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] “Kay. Hey, Kay.” Kailey Astoris tried her damnedest to ignore her younger brother’s hissed call. Whatever mischief Finn had gotten into was something she didn’t want any part of—she’d gotten into … Continue reading

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Two – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “What is it?” Matt was watching his face and Phelan had long known his friend to be far more perceptive than he ever truly let on. There was a thread of concern … Continue reading

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Two – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] I was probably more harsh than I needed to be, Phelan reflected as he climbed the hill, the forge growing closer with each step. Sunshine slanted down through the trees that had … Continue reading

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Two – 02

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] He managed to go a dozen yards from Lin’s door before Finn Astoris appeared at his side, his face soot-stained and his hair tousled by the wind. His expression was as serious … Continue reading

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Two – 01

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “What the hell happened?” Jacqueline’s voice reached them before Phelan actually saw his wife, who’d spotted them before he could spot her. He glanced up the hill, toward the old forge where … Continue reading

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One – 03

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] “Lin.” Sound swam up through the darkness, my head ringing with each heartbeat. I twitched feebly, feeling nothing but bone-deep ache and a burning where the camazotzi had gotten pieces … Continue reading

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One – 02

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] Roots erupted from the ground, reaching for the camazotzi even as it plowed into me, claws raking. If the pendant’s chain hadn’t been wound through my fingers, I would have … Continue reading

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One – 01

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] It was idyllic until the birds stopped chirping. I froze and took a slow breath, then another. The woods were dead silent where a few seconds ago they’d been awake … Continue reading

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