“Do you think you can protect them all?”
Eden listened to the sharply accented voice, wrapped his arms around himself, and stared out across the sea, watching the waves and the moonlight glinting off the surface of the water.
“You don’t have the power to save them all from me. You’re a child, and I am powerful.”
He nodded, sitting on the bonnet of his car, eyes on the water. It was pointless to argue—Jaizel was every bit as powerful as he thought he was.
“They have nothing you need,” he murmured. “There’s nothing they can give you. Why don’t you just let them go? Leave them to be free and live their lives?”
“Where would be the fun in that, little child from the Human Realm? They belong to me. I will do with them as I choose.”
Always feeling outside of things, Eden has never quite fit in. Out of his time, place and comfort zone, he lives inside his head, dreaming of fantasy realms, and other places.
But his dreams speak back. A voice, calling him from the darkness, as well as shadowy touches and ghostly kisses, are all Eden has to keep him going during the long, dull days. Fantasies of meeting the man behind the disembodied voice carry him through the hours he has to spend at college, the monotony of his weekend job at the local store, and the constant bullying, taunts and the – all too familiar – visits to a shrink to ‘talk about’ his habit of being a little bit psychic and telepathic.
After all, it’s not normal to answer questions that people have only been thinking in their heads. It’s not that normal to keep searching the local woods for fairies and Fae-Folk, either. And passing out in class, seeing flashes of all possibles futures has left people thinking he is mental.
Running from the local gang who have made it their life’s work to beat him up and humiliate him, Eden finally breaks through a divide so old it is only thought of in myth and stories, and finds himself in the Elven Realm. A place, he soon realises, he should have been in all along, although some of the reactions he gets from the Fae he meets are a bit strange.
Desperate to search for the voice inside his head, he convinces the Borderlands Guard, Takana, to allow him to stay in the Elven Realm and not send him back across the river. Whisked through the lands to a Citadel as old as time, he begins to wake up within himself and soon finds he is swept up in a whirlwind of emotion and forces unknown – and finds himself desperately in love with the tall blonde elf who saves his life and has haunted his dreams.
Knowing Khari for the other half of himself, Eden is helpless against the forces gathering against him. For the first time in his life, he has friends to protect, and a love he is willing to die for, all while trying to come to terms with the idea that he may not be who he thought he was. In fact, he might be more special than anything he could have believed himself to be.
Hunted by those who would have his power, and trying to hide from evil, Eden finds himself running through the worlds in the hope he can escape his fate and lead the future down a path that will not mean the destruction of the Realms, and will keep Khari at his side, and in his bed.
MEET THE AUTHOR:
I am a 36 year old ex office-manager who has had a passion for writing and reading everything and anything for as long as I can remember. I have the unfortunate (or fortunate) problem of finding imaginary friends who speak to me, keep me up all night, and beg me to tell their stories. I am now at the point where I have started to talk back to them, wondering if I finally turned that all important corner into total madness (instead of simply being a little bit insane, you understand).
I currently have a book available on Kindle, which has been a labour of love for me. It took me a long time to feel able to put my work ‘out there’, but now it is done, I feel that the time is right for me to take the next step on my journey and commit myself to the voices in my head.