An Indigo Court Novella
Release Date: September 8, 2015
E-book format Only (Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo)
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Question: What do you like best about the Indigo Court Series?
As we hurried along, racing over the snows, I flashed back to before my initiation, before my body had changed as the heartstone emerged from me. I had been weaker then, and much more vulnerable, but one thing this stint had taught me: nobody was immortal, without chance of dying. And as the saying went: no one here gets out alive. While I felt myself still transforming, changes came slowly, and probably with good reason. Become a different person in the blink of an eye and it’s easy to lose the person you were. Slowly shift, and you keep the best of both worlds. At least, that was how I hoped it would play out in the end.
We jogged through the forests. The trees here towered into the sky, dark conifers who could survive in the realm of Winter. They were brooding, and alive, and while I had yet to hear them speak, at times I felt them watching me—as if they were contemplating my place in their world. As we passed a clearing, a group of Ice Elementals wandered by, slowing as I drew near. They were bipedal, shaped like very tall humans formed of the bluish-clear ice. No features marred their faces. Their arms and legs were angular, like icicles. As soon as I stepped forward, the pack stopped. There were five of them, and they turned toward me, pausing.
They are unbound, Cicely. You should tie them to you. Ulean’s gentle voice tickled at my ear.
They are unaligned? Very well.
I closed my eyes, raising my hand as I let myself slip into the slipstream. As the astral wind buffeted me, I reached out to them. I am your queen. Guard this place and bind yourselves to my service. Should any one counter to my will enter this area, destroy them.
A moment later and I felt the connection take and hold. It was as if I had reached off of a web—held out my hand and offered them the chance to join my world. A moment passed, then another, and finally, one by one they moved onto my path, into my journey, binding themselves to my power. I opened my eyes. The Elementals gazed at me, unspeaking, but then nodded and spread out, moving at a steady pace, sparkling under the sky that forever shadowed the realm of Snow and Ice.