- Category: Previews
- Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:00
- Written by Mike Cropo
Wolves and Dragons of the Blood: Revelations
“How is that… how is that possible?” Murano asked.
Sarlana shook her head. “I do not know Murano. And I would tell you if I did.”
Murano blinked several times. “Sarlana… if there are Darastrixi who have within them the…”
Sarlana nodded her head. “Are you beginning to understand now?” She asked.
“If the Scourge discover…” Murano began.
“Yes… if they discover that the Praetorians and the Dahakoan, the only two forces in the known universe who stood against them and beat them… if they discovered that they have been reborn within six individuals… that these individuals wield both the skill of a Dahakoan and the power of a Praetorian…” Sarlana spoke.
“They will stop at nothing to kill them!” Murano gasped.
“That is why Androcles and Dorian work even now to pull the final pair from within Darastrixi space.” Sarlana told him. “The pull of their Brother and Sister of the Blood will be too powerful to resist. And they will only be safe here… with them. And they will need our help.”
Murano met her eyes. “What do you mean?”
“Why do you think you are here Murano? Why do you think I am here? Why we both survived all these millennia when so many others like us did not? It was preordained. Sumar and Wer… and Dadrien… they both knew what they were doing when they positioned us as they did. To survive and be here now at this moment in time when so many of our friends and comrades are nothing but memories. They meant for us to be here. For they must have known that this day would come.
“They knew the Scourge would return once more. More powerful than ever before. They must have known this and that is why there are six who wield the powers of both. And we… you and I… we are here to teach them. Guide them. So that they do not fail as both of our peoples did.”
Murano looked at her. “The Darastrixi did not… your people were not nearly wiped out Sarlana.”
“Weren’t we?” Sarlana said. “The day we allowed the Scourge to do what they did to our friends and our family… the day we turned against ourselves in order to appease those monsters is the day we lost ourselves as a species.”
“And what is our purpose?” Murano asked.
“You know what our purpose is Murano. You can feel it within you.” Sarlana said. “We are the last of the old breed of Doraanar and Praetorian. It is our duty… it is our destiny to train and guide those who are now among us and the others who will no doubt be discovered. To guide and train them and insure they do not make the same mistakes we did.” Sarlana stepped closer and reached out to take his arm. “Androcles and his father may have some sense of what is coming because of Sumar’s memories… but they will need us when the time comes. You know as well as I that the Scourge… once they discover what we now know… they will stop at nothing to destroy them.”
Murano nodded his head slowly. “Yes.”
“That is why we are here.” Sarlana told him. “Not to tell them what to do… but guide them and train them… for they are more powerful than any of us will ever be. And they may be…”
Murano looked at her. “What?”
“They very well may be the last chance any of us has to stop those vile monsters from eradicating any species that will not bow down to them.” Sarlana said softly. “And plunging the entire universe into darkness forever.”
THIS IS AN SCI-FI/FANTASY NOVEL ORIENTED TO THE MATURE CROWD. IT HAS GRAPHIC LOVE SCENES AND MULTIPLE PARTNERS IN SOME RELATIONSHIPS. IT HAS VIOLENCE AND EXTREME LANGUAGE IN SOME PARTS. IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. I HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGES ON THIS SITE FROM THE DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS, OR TOOK THEM FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. THOUGH MANY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE IMAGES DO FOLLOW THE STORY, THEY ARE IN NO WAY INVOLVED OR ENDORSE IT. AT LEAST NOT AT THIS TIME. WHO KNOWS IN THE FUTURE.