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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Twelve Part One

March 21st, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“It’s not going to cooperate? It was that blunt about it?” Kira’s father eyed the Key as Ophelia nodded. “Why not? Did it explain?”

They had found an excuse to visit Kira’s after school and were sitting in the living room drinking tea.

Ophelia shook her head. “About the best I can work out is it feel like whoever got loose belongs to it in some way… though belongs might be the wrong word. It’s not a feeling of ownership.”
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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Ten

March 7th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“I think we have a problem,” Ophelia told Kira as they left the police station after making their statements. Aunt Sophie, who had sat with Sera and Ophelia, had gone to fetch the car. She wasn’t sure who had sat with Kira but Aunt Sophie was apparently giving her a lift home which seemed odd since surely someone from her family should have been there.

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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Nine

February 20th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Andarian walked to the centre of the room, closed his eyes and brought up the image of his closest friend and ally before speaking his invitation. “Pynaria-ida, hear my call. By our friendship and our alliance I request my presence.” As he spoke the winds caught up his words and whisked them to her.

“I don’t know why you’re calling her,” Xantaria muttered from where she was leaning against the wall watching him. “It’s overkill to send one of us after this human girl.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Eight

February 13th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Kate stiffened and turned at the sound of Ophelia’s voice. Sure enough she was standing there with that white haired fire girl she’d befriended. Philip Manion was with them and was holding the boy who’d run away from her firmly by one arm. He looked quite impressed but Ophelia’s question stung Kate more deeply than she could explain as she opened her mouth to retort.

Don’t react, Darlryan’s voice rang in her head. You’ve confused her. If you snap like she expects you’ll undo all your good work in ignoring her. And you have the kid to worry about. This really isn’t a good time to get into a fight.

Okay, she replied before speaking out loud. “I am the real Kate. It was the other girl who was the imposter.” She wasn’t sure why she said that but it felt right. The baffled look on Ophelia’s face nearly made her smirk again but she resisted. Oh, this is too perfect, she thought to Darlryan and was rewarded by his warm laugh in her head. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Seven

February 6th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Kate had been practising ignoring Ophelia and from the corner of her eye she could see that the girl did indeed look quite nonplussed by her lack of reaction.

“Aren’t we going to go and annoy Ophelia today?” Amy asked when she showed no interest.

“Not today, Amy.” She fanned herself with an exercise book. “It’s far too hot for that.” She didn’t mention that she was aching all over. Paritan had been training her hard for the past two days and nights and she was surprised she didn’t have visible bruises for the number of times he’d handed her ass to her. Still true to Darlryan’s word she now had, an admittedly basic, grasp of sword fighting she wouldn’t have believed possible in such a short time.

She smirked at Amy who looked just as baffled as Ophelia. “Don’t let me stop you if you want to, but please stop gawking at me like I grew a second–” She broke off as she felt something like an iron weight press down on her head, a moment later the sensation of someone gripping her arms and pinning her down overcame her. “What the hell!” She turned towards the portacabins even before the cry rang out and gasped as pain blossomed in her ribs. It felt like someone was kicking her. “Damn! This hadn’t happened in so long I forgot about it.”
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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Six

January 30th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Talking? No,” Darlryan replied blandly. “Screaming at each other, shouting, occasionally coming to blows but not talking. Something happened a while back and Alsia holds a grudge forever. Of course I actually deserve it and while I would never admit it to her Kaylaria would bang our heads together if she saw us.” He closed his eyes. “Look I don’t know why the Key had called you though I can hazard a few guesses. But I do know what you can do for me. Teach Kate swordplay. You’ve always been better at it than I am.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Five

January 24th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Eh?” Kate asked.

“This aura is human,” he said. “I’m trying to work out who Xantaria might have locked away in there. It’s good though – a human should be easier to deal with than one of the Lost Ones. I really didn’t want a trail of sick or dead humans on my conscience, Well as long as they weren’t conscious for the past several thousand years. That would wreck anyone’s mind.”

“The Lost Ones are like that shadowy thing that was attacking those boys?” she asked. “Was that your doing?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Four

January 21st, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Ah,” he said. “I see! Yes, that’s a good question. We don’t need to attract her attention until I need her distracting but we should do a trial run first. It’ll be easy enough, but I’ll have to make some preparations, and not is as good a time as any.” He summoned a small spar of metal between his hands and began to pour energy into it so he could use it as a wedge to open one of the cracks in the prison long enough to pull something through. “I’m going to organise a jailbreak. Once I let her sense it Ophelia will come to deal with whatever comes through and then it’s your turn.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Three

January 16th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“I already know that you can throw things accurately, Kate, but I want you to be able to do it both physically and mentally.”

“Okay.” Kate levitated the next knife and aimed it at the target. Just as she released it and a pebble hit her in the small of the back. She flinched, of course, and the knife missed the target and embedded itself in the fence. She turned and glared at him. “Oi! What was that for?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Eleven Part Two

January 13th, 2017  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Okay,” Kate said. “What does she look like so I can avoid her.”

“Good question,” he said. “Hold on.” He held out his hand and an image hovered above it. A dark-skinned woman with long black hair, glowing blue eyes and wings of pale blue ice. “This is Alsia.”

Kate stared at the image, there was something familiar about the woman but she couldn’t place her and she was certain she had never seen anyone with ice wings. She commented on that and he snorted. Read the rest of this entry »