- Category: Previews
- Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:00
- Written by Mike Cropo
Wolves and Dragons of the Blood: Revelations
Kadeer’s eyes snapped up when the white sphere moved quickly to hove in front of Martin for a long moment and then Andro, Dorian and Laren in turn. It returned to its position in front of Martin, pulsing with light and Etheric power. It was power and warmth that Martin and Andro had never felt before, Dorian and Laren not having as much experience with the Tomes of Sumar to truly expand their power and abilities as Martin and Androcles had. They could feel it the most however, basking in the warmth and overwhelming sense of knowledge, of power and the most of all, of family.
“Father…” Andro whispered almost reverently. “Father we have… Dorian, Laren and I have been here before.”
Martin glanced at his son. “When you blacked out for those few seconds?”
Andro nodded his head. “Yes.”
“I remember the doors most of all.” Dorian echoed his brother’s words.
Laren nodded her head. “Yes. The doors. When they opened we…” She looked at Martin once more. “It was… so much poured into us then, but it was gone when we woke.”
Martin turned back to the white sphere which was hovering in front of him still, silent, as if measuring him in some way. Torma, Elynth, Ladur and Ryner had moved closer to them the moment the sphere appeared and now they were only a few inches behind their Bonded Ones. The sphere rose slightly, hovering just above Martin’s head to seemingly stare at Torma’s massive head and golden eyes. It shifted to Elynth for a long moment, and then Ryner and finally Ladur before returning to Torma and finally lowering back down in front of Martin.
“Ideas anyone?” Martin asked openly. “Because at this very moment I’m kind of fresh out of what to do.”
“We should…” Andro began to speak but the white sphere pulsed, and began to speak in that female voice from the ship, silencing his words.
Four million, six hundred and nineteen thousand, four hundred and twelve years and Revelation has finally come full circle. The Beginning has reached its End. And the End has brought forth The Beginning. The Bloodline of the True King is all but complete. The True King and his Heralds stand before the Temple once more. The Unification is just over the horizon. Now it is time to shape the invisible. For the future depends on it.
“Who are you?” Martin finally asked.
The sphere centered on Martin and moved closer still, within inches of his face.
Who? Not what?
“Not what.” Martin spoke evenly, Canth’s words to him all those years ago resounding in his mind at this exact moment.
“You need to step beyond the power that you wield… step beyond the boundaries of what your eyes and your senses tell you. Everything is not always as it seems son of Leonidas.”
“I can… we can feel you. Whoever you are.” He said. “This… this sphere is merely a projection of you.”
The sphere hovered for a few seconds more.
You have learned well and taught better. You have honored your bloodline like no other before you Martin Leonidas. You are the True King reborn.
“Who are you?” Martin asked once more.
The beginning of your answers lay inside these walls Martin Leonidas. It is here where you and the Heralds will be bestowed a gift. A gift that you must accept for it will lead you to the Beginning of it all. The Mountain of Stone and Light holds the final item and the final answers that will signify to all that you have returned. And bring about the Unification.
“What is this Unification?” Martin asked.
The sphere seemed to hesitate and then it turned to Androcles.
You have not revealed the gift to the one who gave life to you?
Androcles shook his head slowly. “How do you know that?” He demanded but with no malice in his voice. “We only just… we only just discovered it two days ago!”
Discovered it? Do you think me foolish Herald Androcles Leonidas? You, the only Herald that rivals your father in power? You and she felt their blessed conception the moment it occurred. The sanctified life that your beloved Sadi carries within her is the Reunification of your people on the grandest of scales. They will be the culmination of millions of years of separation coming to an end. And the children that follow with your other beloved wives will only serve to reinforce this and make that Reunification even stronger.
Martin looked at Androcles with wide eyes now, his head whipping around to look at Sadi who was now crouched beside For'mya with what amounted to a sheepish grin of utter embarrassment on her beautiful face, while Ne'Veha, Carisia, Caliria, Sehri and Lu'ria all stared at the hovering sphere with open mouthed shock at what the female voice had just announced.
“Sadi is… Sadi carries a child?” Martin gasped at his son even as Aricia and For'mya were suddenly swarming Sadi and nuzzling her cheeks with happiness.
Andro looked at his father with that same sheepish grin he had used his entire life when caught doing something he wasn’t supposed to do. “Two actually.”
“Twins!” Martin almost shouted.
“I was going to tell you but things got…” Andro began but the soft feminine laughter cut his words off and they all looked at the sphere once more.
As it has been told, so now shall it be. It is time now. Time for all of you to take your places. Only those who carry the blood of Mahanlo may enter the Temple. Inside you will find what is needed for you to shape the future. Inside you will find me.
THIS IS A 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.