Series: Maiden of Time
Author: Crystal Collier
Pub Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
The Soulless are coming.
Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.
And risk losing everything.
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“Here she stands.” The voice sounded as narrowly stretched as his skin, a hiss on the wind. “So nice to finally meet you, Alexia Dumont.”
The tang of a tomb rolled over her. She gagged. The blade’s edge scraped her neck, sharper than she remembered.
“What do you want, Amos?” Kiren’s voice was calm, despite his ridiculous position on the ground.
“They tell me you have chosen a mate.” The skull said over his shoulder while peering closely at her.
“Who tells you this?” Kiren huffed. “And more importantly, you believe them? I thought you were a man of reason.”
The death grin swept away, although he still looked to be grinning through the natural arch of rotted teeth. “Even men of reason possess faults.” He stepped closer, his face inches from Alexia’s, acrid breath stinging her eyes.
She closed them.
“I tend to trust too easily, as you are aware.” The rasp erupted in a fetid breeze across her cheek. “Lucky you do not seem to share that quality.” He turned. “Or do you?”
Kiren’s face revealed nothing, as unmoved as stone. The only indication he’d heard the accusation lay in his defiant glare. Alexia couldn’t decide if she should applaud him for courage, or berate him for looking so dispassionate while a blade raked at her jugular.
A finger of bone lifted to her cheek and trailed down to her neck, uncomfortably warm, spiraling a burning trail toward her heart.
A tremor ran through Kiren’s cheek, his mouth set.
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