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Today is a happy/sad day for me… read on and find out why.
The moment I entered my studio, I could feel his presence. He didn’t need to face me, for me to know who he was. No one could fill a room with power the way Loth could, not Liessen, Daroth, or any of the other Elven Kings. Not even the legendary Gabriel had that effect. He knew I could sense him, and even without turning to face me, as I swung to look in his direction, I could tell he was smiling.
I knew you were here. I told Lothrariel.
I didn’t doubt it for a moment, my beauty. I would never try to hide my presence from you, not even if I could. Our friendship has never been about games. We have no need for those. Come, sit with me by the fire, so we can talk and spend a little time together. Lothrariel invited.
Fire? I have no fireplace in this room. Yet, as I look past him, I note the signs of one in the background. There is more going on here that I don’t understand, and would like answers to. Our relationship might not have been about games, but there was always a degree of mystery to it, as well as a sense of closeness that couldn’t be denied. The first thing I wanted to know was where the sense of space was coming from. This room wasn’t this large before.
No, my lady, your room is not very big, although it is charming enough. The fireplace that you see is in my home, which is beyond the portal that I opened so you could cross into my world. Will you come to me? Lothrariel asked.
I smile, as Loth holds out a hand towards me, to offer his assistance, as he beckons me forward. I move towards him, place my hand in his, and he smiles, as he notes that it is trembling. He reassures me with his eyes that there is no danger, and nothing for me to fear, even as he escorts me across the boundary that separates our worlds. He speaks, and his words flow around me like water, softly touching my mind like the fluttering wings of a butterfly. I am transformed, as a dress made of gossamer in deep red covers my body, and I feel like I am floating on air.
What has happened to my winter coat that I was wearing only moments before?
You will not need your coat here. My home is comfortable and warm. The fire will drive the chill from your bones, as you sit with me by the fire and ask your questions.
I can smell the fragrant scent of burning pine, hear the crackle of the flames as they dance around the logs that never seem to deteriorate. I step closer and feel the heat from the blaze on my skin and wraps around my mind with its invitation to make myself comfortable. It feels so good.
Within moments, I am sitting on a large comfortable seat for two. I am holding a snifter of warmed brandy, as I relax against Lothrariel’s reclining body. I look into his face and drown in the depths of his eyes, as I fight to remember why I came. There was something important that I needed to ask him, but I can’t remember what. Ah yes, there have been rumours about him and those who I have come to love in the Elven Chronicles.
I hear that you are taking your people away. That you do not intend to return to my world.
That isn’t quite the way it is. I am taking my people from this world, that is true, but we will return. I have no intention of forsaking you. We will continue to send you news about us, as we rebuild the Elven Empire, and get to know those who have come to join us. Lothrariel explained.
Will it be so difficult that you must leave? I ask sadly, my eyes tearing up.
My lady, do not cry, I could not bear that. Our lands are vast, and there are surprises awaiting our attentions. We are not as alone in this part of the world as we thought we would be. You will find this out, as members of our people travel through what we thought were uncharted, and uninhabited lands.
Can you tell me more? I was intrigued, despite everything.
That is not my intention, at least not yet. I have only brought you into my home to assure you that we have not deserted you. Lothrariel softly stated.
Then why are you going? I don’t understand. I admit, I am puzzled by all of this.
I would shield you from the world that surrounds you, if only for a while. I surround you with comfort, the serenity of my home, and the safety of the Elven Empire. You are tired, rest. Your soul thirsts for the peace your world lacks, rest easy in the knowledge that it exits here. Relax, and dream of life as it should be lived. I tell you that those who do not dwell in our world are not forgotten. They are always welcome to visit, even for a short time, as we build, live, love, laugh and dwell in the arms of the Empire.
I don’t remember much after that except the sense of well-being and serenity. I hope you enjoyed it, because I sure did. 😉
Lothrariel, the Elven Emperor, hails from The Elven Chronicles series by M. A. Abraham. A series that I adore and was fortunate enough to be along for the journey from conception to publishing.
I didn’t really like Elven books before this series, but the world that Ms. Abraham has opened for the readers is amazing and I wish I could go in and never return, and many times I loose myself among the Elves while following their life story.
Read them yourself and you will see why I love the series so much, follow the various characters, each finding their Life Mate and happiness. Of course their life is not easy, they fight against an enemy that is formidable and cunning. Amid all the strife, the author can weave in humour and lighthearted banter that make the books very light and enjoyable. The love is palpable in the story and the bonding scenes are heart melting, the words that the Life Mates speak to each other and joins their life forces.
I have mixed feelings about the last book of the Elven Chronicles, “Kings of the Empire”. On one hand I am looking forward excitedly to see the end of the Drazon, the ultimate evil in the Elven world who plagued the lives of so many generations of Elves and the reunification of all the Elven Kingdoms. On the other hand, I am feeling sad because my love, Lothrariel, my Elven book boyfriend, will be finally claimed by his Life Mate, S’Larea, but I will keep him mine in my heart forever; also with this book the Elven Chronicles comes to and end ;(
For those of you who follow the Elven Chronicles, do not despair. This series will end, BUT there will be more Elven stories coming and I have to tell you, they will be awesome. One is EC: One Empire with the first book “Rising from the Ashes” releasing December 2017 and the other is The Guardians of the Empire series with the first book “The Goddess” releasing February 2018. You’ll have to thank in part M. A. Abraham’s Elven Elite Squad, the author’s street team, they voted for more to be written. They ROCK!!!
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