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The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle
by Jeremy C Kester
(c) Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved
“It is beginning,” the shrieking voice of Krag peeled the lining off of Brandt’s eardrum. Inevitably he jumped from the sudden scare of the conduit’s appearance.
Only moments before the creature had left Brandt alone in the dark. The eerie glow of the lamps once again illuminated the room.
“I do not welcome your presence at this moment, troll,” Bradt said bitingly. “You bothered me enough for the day. Unless you come to answer my questions.”
“Natalia has passed on.”
Brandt’s attention shot forward. “Is her soul intact?”
“Yes. And Ferdinand is still among you. Paul not lucky.”
Normally Brandt would be unable to determine whether he winced due to what had just been told of him or from the voice that carried that information. His heart sank as it raced forward in a fear-soaked rage that was difficult to crush down. “Paul is gone?” he asked fighting to keep his voice level.
“Attack in Syria. Safiya and Majd only two escape. Paul and Ferdinand defended. Unable to defeat rogue Sentries.”
“We are at war then.”
“Yes. It is by that design.”
“Design? By that design?!” Brandt threw his arms up and tried to grab hold of the conduit. Krag dematerialized allowing his attack to pass through and hit the wall. He grunted in frustration before punching the wall leaving behind a circle of blood mixed with bits of flesh. He showed no concern and continued. “This is no design, troll! If it is, I curse it and everything your kind stand for if you designed this! Those were people, SOULS! And if this is some design, it meant them to mean nothing! NOTHING! I will not accept that!”
“Train the girl. Might have set in motion this. She will need to train to balance or all will be lost.” A pop sounded in the room as the conduit vanished.
He slipped down to the floor and rested his head in his hands. He was unsure now more than ever if he could do this. It terrified him what was coming, and he didn’t think that there was anything he could do to stop it.
If you would like to skip ahead, you are always welcome to purchase a copy, just click the link HERE (or click up top at the menu bar) to go to the book’s page where there are links to where it is available in both print and ebook.