Gayest Excerpt Ever

Well, sorta, haha…

Here’s a snippet from the third book, where Ion gains sight of something he never even knew could be seen. It’s definitely a spoiler alert, so don’t read ahead if you’re not down for that sort of thang. But for those of you who are….ENJOY! And don’t forget to get your copy here! And add my Facebook and twitter!

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Chapter Twenty-Three

The Thunder Lord

Mearic and I clung to the window of his chamber, our eyes fixed on the army in the distance.

Sol was so eerily quiet I could almost hear the rash of bumps rising on my arms and neck. The front line of the army was a row of ants on the desert hill beyond the gates. They were too far for me to make any of them out, but my ears were buzzing now more than ever. And I knew where the buzzing was coming from. Among those soldiers was Lillian…Theo…my sister. What were they going to do if we faced one another? What was I going to do?

My chest tightened at the thought. Triplets save me.

In the middle of the front lines, I could make out some of the soldiers shuffling about, parting as a large object was rolled forward. A small glimmer of light twinkled off its rounded edges. Metal.

“Come,” I told Mearic, eyes still fixed on the glimmer. “We must join your father.”

I’m not sure why, but I grabbed Mearic’s hand without even a thought, rushing us to the lift. It was only when the platform shifted and rushed upward that I realized I still had his hand in mine. I looked down at our interlaced fingers—as he’d been doing—and quickly pulled away.

“Uh, sorry,” I said, warmth rising in my cheeks.

Silence fell, and then I felt his hand slip back into mine. I looked at him, and slowly, that smile that reminded me so much of my mother’s parted his lips. His kind of…pretty lips. In that moment, with the wind in our ears, and our eyes locked, we said so much to each other. I told him of how he reminded me of my mother and her gentle, caring nature. I told him that he’d been the only person to make me laugh in over a year. I told him of my plans. And I told him that I’d protect him at all costs.

I tightened my other hand into a fist. At all costs.

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Character Q & A: Oceanus Reaves

Let me first thank you, Oceanus, for agreeing to sit down with us and answer a few questions.

It’s all right. Just make it quick. I was in the middle of a book, after all.

 

Will do. Could you please give us your full name, age, and connection with the Illyrian gods?

My name’s Oceanus Reaves, I’m 12 years old, and I’m the Sea Guardian–a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the Illyrians for all eternity.

 

The Sea Guardian, eh? So one could assume you have a mastery over the sea?

And other lesser bodies of water, yes. Though controlling the seas isn’t yet advised for my Class level. You see, attempting to summon and/or command something that’s just too powerful for your Class could lead to Consumption, where a god loses control of both their powers and their mind.

 

Sounds dangerous.

It is. Very. Once I heard Lady Nepia, the Sea Queen, went into a state of Consumption and swallowed a whole mini-continent with the ocean. Never saw it again.

 

Lady Nepia is one of the Illyrians, correct?

Of course! What kind of a question is that?

 

My apologies. Who’s your favorite Illyrian?

Eos and Ezra, the Unseperated Ones. They’re the goddesses of art and knowledge. I haven’t met them, but they’re my idols for sure.

 

They’re two gods in one, right? Like, two torsos sprouting out of one waistline?

Yeah. Do you have a problem with that?

 

Umm…no, haha…Okay, here are some rapid-fire questions:

Your favorite power?

Water whip.

 

Your favorite piece of clothing?

Blue hair ribbon.

 

Your favorite past time?

Reading. Do you not pay attention?

 

Your best trait?

It’s a toss-up between my amazing blue eyes and my ability to cope with any situation I find myself in.

 

Your worst trait?

I sort of, kind of have a temper.

 

But wouldn’t that affect your coping…

Next question.

 

Okay, last one: What do you know about the tragic events about the night of the Class Verification Exams?

I know you ask too many questions.