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Once again the Elves do whatever they want, they show up and hijack my blog… and I LOVE IT 😀
Read on and see what happened earlier…
I look at my watch to see if I had messed up the time of the meeting, but no, everything was as it should be. Except, my guest isn’t coming like he said he would, or he is very late. Considering who it is and the beliefs of his people, I find this rather shocking. I also have to wonder if King Askandar will allow him to get away with what he has done? That, I can’t see happening.
Sure enough, about the time I decide that nothing is going to happen, I hear a knock at the door. A second one follows immediately after the first, just before I hear the sound of Eöl’s voice and … giggles? From Eöl? Can’t be… I open the door to reveal two Elves sporting grins the size of Canada. This undoubtedly means they have been up to no good.
We come bearing gifts, Eöl snickered, as he led the way into the room.
Sure enough, there is a long cylindrical package made up by a blanket is being carried into the room by Eöl and Askandar. Now what are those two up too? I can hear the muffled sounds of someone trying to talk from within the confines of the material, but I can’t make out the words. I can also tell that whoever is rolled into the center is trying to worm his way free from his bindings.
Please tell me you haven’t hogtied my guest, I tsk.
No problem, Askandar chuckled, We can keep a secret.
I thought Ancient Elves were more serious than this, I gasp at Askandar’s flippant remark.
Askandar and Eöl exchange a look of amusement, and then burst out laughing. Unfortunately for whoever is in the blanket, they lose their grip on him and he hits the floor with a thump.
A moment later, I see Endural roll out of the bedroll, as he begins to brake free from his bonds. As he rips the duct tape from over his mouth, I wince. Even as I grin, I can’t help but admire the view, he is one hot Elf.
While I check out the Elves in front of me, Endural takes a moment to look around to check on where he has been taken. It doesn’t take him long to realize that he is no longer in the Elven Empire. His first words are pretty standard, for a man that has been Elfnapped. Where are we and who do we have the pleasure of meeting? Is she a part of your asinine antics, or another innocent bystander that you two decided to involve?
Endural, Askandar grinned, as he ignored his brother’s mood, I would like to introduce you to Lady Eniko.
I stifle a sigh, as I smile and hold out my hand, Welcome to my studio, Endural.
The pleasure of meeting you goes beyond my powers to express, Endural immediately turns on the charm, as he bows and brings my hand to his lips.
Please, sit down and talk with me, I invite.
What would you like to talk about? Endural wonders. The Eagle Claw wannabee twins standing there, kidnapped me from my work and brought me to you. I have to admit, I am a little lost.
Well, you did agree to do a small interview, as I remember it, I remind him.
Not like this though, Endural waves at the materials they had used to truss him up with.
Granted, I agree, Their methods are rather unorthodox.
As to that, perhaps I can help you a little, I offer. I am not exactly sure how, but I have to admit, I feel a little sorry for the frazzled Elf before me. He has a long time to wait for his Life Mate to grow up. I look at Eöl and can’t help but begin by taking him to task over his comment.
I don’t remember Gabriel and Eden trying very had to keep Endiku away from Ennacas during her formative years, but I rather wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that he is your daughter’s future Life Mate? Are you trying to be difficult?
Probably, Eöl admitted unrepentantly.
I thought so, I smirk. Come with me Endural, I know how to fix their little red wagons.
You would do something like that? All three men chorus together.
I smile smugly and nod, first at Askandar and Eöl, and then at Endural. Askandar and Eöl look at me in disbelief and then Endural, who is wearing the most awestruck look I have ever seen on a man’s face. He tosses a wide smile at the two in front of him as he walks up to me and offers me his arm to escort me out of the room. It would have been perfect, if he wouldn’t have looked back at them and stuck out his tongue.
I didn’t say anything, but I got the impression this was going to be fun.
We did have a good chat with Endural, lots of laughter too.
Endural hails from Spirit of the Light, book 2 in the ONE EMPIRE series by M. A. Abraham releasing on January 7, 2019.
The main objective of the quest has been achieved, now the Fates had set the chosen Elves on the second part of the task. Now, it is time to face the journey back home and they are to bring the Kings of this long forgotten part of the Empire to meet with the others at the Counsel of Kings table.
There are hidden dangers to face, things which only the Elves they have found encased in the castle at the far end of the Empire know how to break through. To get home, it will take the combined talents of the Ancients, as well as those of the new generation to get past.
Old Kingdoms will be brought back from the brink of extinction, while Elves from different times and cultures find Life Mates and face the challenges it takes to return to where it all began. In the meantime, those in the established parts of the Elven Empire gather, to celebrate their time of Light and Life.
I love this cover so much, isn’t it gorgeous? Cora Graphics does amazing work.
I am so excited for you to read it, I loved it. Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!
one of my fave parts: “As they moved apart, S’Larea spoke, even as her eyes blazed white, “The future shines bright, for the Empire has been joined. The past becomes the present. The lands are united. Peace reigns. Our peoples smile. It is truly a time of celebration. Our children know the way of it, for they are our guides and the spirits of the light.”
My review: 5 stars
A fun story where the readers joins back with the group of young Elves selected by the Fates on the journey that started in “Hidden Kingdoms”, and continues in this one. It was intense to say the least, battles, wins and losses, some good news and there are the signature shenanigans too that will bring on a chuckle or ten. I can’t wait for the next instalment.
Make sure you read the previous 2 books as the story arc continues throughout the series.
To celebrate the upcoming release on Monday, January 7th. Ms. Abraham will gift one of you an ebook copy of Spirit of the Light. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner on Monday after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!
Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!