“DO IT!” their Commander shouts. “The bastards killed Jonny! DO IT! DO IT NOW!”
The eight soldiers in the trees all want out of making this choice; every single one of them wants to run out of the forest, over the hills and far away, to leave this magical isle and misunderstood beings who inhabit it in the untouched natural splendour they see before them, in hope that, one day, they will be able to return with their loved ones to the place and the people a now unforgotten part of them feels akin to.
But they all know that no matter how far they run or how well they hide, they will be found. And under Bloodstone law, desertion is treason and the punishment for treason is death; not only for them, but for their immediate families as well.
Threatening what a person loves holds more clout than just threatening the person, I hear in Georgie Pa’s voice, quickly dismissing it as the echo of a memory it can only be.
Scorpion, who has executed more targets than he has had Sunday dinners, carefully considers his options. He has no family to speak of, except for his Bloodstone brothers, and most of them are trapped in a pit in the middle of what they see as a battleground; in what he now sees as an oasis. He can’t just leave them here, even though, through a surety he can’t fathom, he believes they won’t be hurt. But if he does tuck tail and run, he won’t just burn at the stake, he will burn in hell for all eternity…and he is not ready to meet his father there just yet…
“Sundowner One One, this is Scorpion One Eight, preparing to launch the Millipede, over.”
“Scorpion One Eight, affirmative. We are ready and waiting, over.”
Even though the eight men in the woods are all holding the same toxic grenade, the Commander’s hasty affirmation of one soldier’s acknowledgement of his orders can only mean that a single Millipede is all that is needed to do what they came here for…
Author: Kylie Lehman
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Light bore her.
The Earth whittled her.
The Air swayed her.
The Water cleansed her.
The Fire renewed her.
And after thirteen lifetimes, her blood still condemns her…
As the final battle between her ancient enemies and her kin rages around her, Ren must decide if it will be her first great love, or the great man who has loved her since the first, who will sacrifice their last life on Earth to bring the truth to light to save a world teetering on the brink of eternal darkness.
This second installment of The Rosefire Trilogy by Ky Lehman: a series created for all young adults at heart, answers many of the questions raised in Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, as the individual battles of Ren, Josh, Mike and the Tor all come to a head as they wage their final war against humankind’s greatest threat. Ren also must cross swords with the traitorous Tor Princess, Avira, who is determined to claim Mike as her own, so they can live, and forget, together under the Bloodstones dictatorship of the new world: a darkness Ren and The 13th Brigade will fight until their last breath to save Mike, Josh, and the people of Earth from enduring.
The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is in the making, and will be coming…soon…
KY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety and a swim school owner, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the third book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING.
THE 13TH DESCENT Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZzeF_M_GaQ