This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.
My breath goes ragged as the smell of smoke fills my nostrils.
No, no, no, please…
I already know saying it out loud will do nothing, so I pray that something will happen. That someone will intervene; shout that I shouldn’t be the one.
That anyone will say it.
That it will rain.
I don’t know.
Anything that gets me off the Altar.
I shouldn’t be the sacrifice.
They surround the Altar, chanting. Their eyes have no mercy.
This is what has to happen, that is what they tell themselves.
It has to be me. It has to be me.
But why did the priestess have to look so happy?
She had been so kind before, in spite of everything. Always kind.
I understand why, now. It was all a façade.
I hate her.
I hate all of them.
I don’t want to die!
Why did it have to be me?
Now our priestess raises the holy torch, grinning like the horrific bitch she really is.
The kindling pokes at my legs, digging into my skin. I can’t move.
I can’t get away.
The faces behind her are grim, resolved.
I see one. Recognize her.
Amari meets my gaze, eyes lit by the fire.
Her eyes are screaming.
She doesn’t want this? Would she stop it? Oh please, let it be so.
Help me, I plead silently. I don’t care how, please just help me.
Her face contorts before she looks away.
The priestess begins to walk forward.
Amari doesn’t move. Not even as the torch lowers.
The heat is starting at my back now.
It’s happening. It’s really going to happen.
I am going to burn alive.
I sob; tug one last time against my ties.
One last scream.
Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...
Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.
Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...
genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...
CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...
maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...
Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...
Beau Bayot: I like the way the story is told and really engages the reader. In the daily life of a B17 Bomber Pilot that just happens to be a commander of an air-group, along with the hassles of keeping a bomber group running in peak performance during WW2. Banner should also consider himself lucky both at h...
rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...
Shweta Somwanshi: I just chose to read this out of nowhere and now I can't stop. Hats off to the author who made the reader swoon away with words so beautifully! I loved how I was able to imagine everything so explicitly because the writing was simple and easily comprehensive with a touch of complexity somewhere b...