Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Dianna Hunter
Word Count :70490
Publication Date :2012-02-14
Series : #
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Category : Erotic Romance
- Product Code: 978-1-77111-105-8
Leanna is on a mission to rescue her brothers from the clutches of the evil wizard, Soltran, before he can sacrifice them and the other captive Royals. But the only way a Daemon from the world of Hades can travel the Chain of Worlds without interference is with the help of the witch-kind.
It is up to Leanna to rescue her brothers. Taken during a raid on her home world by the wizard Soltran, they have been added to the group of royals he has been kidnapping.
Because of her talent to Walk the corridors connecting the Chain of Worlds, Leanna is the only one who can effectively track the wizard as he treks through the Chain with his captives toward his home base and the sadistic ritual he has planned.
When Lea’s appearance proves more of a handicap than she had expected, she decides to seek the help of a powerful sorceress who has promised her aid if it were ever needed. As a native of the world of Hades, Leanna bears too much of a resemblance to the daemons of legend to escape notice.
After a treacherous trek through a series of strange worlds, Lea gains the sorceress’s compound only to discover that she is away on a mission. Fortunately, her golden-bronze scales, and the pair of horns curving through her mane of forest-green hair do not intimidate the sorceress’ young charges for they are all witch-born as well. It takes some fast talking, but the young warriors are able to convince their guardian to allow them to accompany Lea in the sorceress’s place.
So it is that Lea leaves the compound in the company of Adrian who is a sorcerer in training and his companion, Jewel the fire-dragon, his foster sister, Mariah who is half-druid half-witch and her familiar, Ghost, the morph-cat and Howler, a young but already physically powerful werewolf.
Their journey is filled with exotic worlds and the dangerous creatures that inhabit them as well as the traps the wizard has left to keep them from his trail, but they are determined to bring an end to the wizard’s deadly rampage through the Chain of Worlds.
As if frozen in time, the dark orbs of blood hung suspended in space. Lea wanted to look away, to blink even, but her eyes refused to obey until the tiny black novas exploded against the rough surface of the wall beside her. She flinched to one side, just barely avoiding the massive body of the beastman that followed, slamming against the solid blocks of stone, smearing the intricate patterns of dots and drips as he slowly slid to the floor.
The spell was broken by the clatter of the warrior’s heavy sword hitting the stone beside his broken body. Lea gulped a ragged breath of air and her heart resumed beating so loudly that she was afraid it could be heard two floors away where the main part of the fighting was still raging. A small gasp reminded her of the child still plastered to her leg, her tiny face pressed tight against her leather britches.
“Shsshsh Gisella, I’ve got you,” she whispered in an attempt to calm her baby sister.
“My Lady, we must hurry, there will be more close on this one’s heels,” Jarden rasped as he wiped the blood from his blade with a cloth he’d pulled from his jacket. As the king’s liegeman, it was his duty to get Queen Ellaina and her three children to the top floor of the south wing of the castle. From there they would be able to access the escape routes they sought.
The queen’s gaze met that of her eldest daughter before moving on to the three-year-old girl huddled against her leg. “Hush now, little ones, everything is going to be fine,” she whispered reassuringly as she drew the small boy clinging to her own skirts closer.
Lea nodded at her mother and tried to appear confident even though, on the inside, she was wishing she could hide her face in her mother’s skirts like the little ones but that comfort was denied her. At the ancient age of eighteen, she was already a trained warrior and expected to be able to cope with the danger they were in. She was only too aware of the possible consequences if they were unable to reach the portal in time. They could not allow themselves to be taken as her two older brothers had already been.
Father still fought valiantly beside his men in the courtyard but a small team of the invaders had eluded the guards and gained the halls of the castle. Their intent seemed to be the taking of the royal family.