GENRE: YA Fantasy
Krelis sprinted away from the shoreline with Antigonus’ words echoing in his head.
I have something important to share with you, my young friends. Please meet in the gathering room after sunset.
Salty air burned the young wizard’s lungs as he raced toward the gloomy conservatory.
Maybe, I’ll make it on time.
He could only hope. One never wanted to be late for Master Antigonus’ assemblies. If only to avoid the chastising sure to be delivered by Celeste.
As Krelis ran, weaving between palm trees and jumping over patches of grass, the grey granite conservatory setting on top of the hill drew closer. The dark castle loomed ominous against the purples and reds that were cast as the sea swallowed the sun. The sky darkened behind him.
He forced his weary legs to move faster. Kicking up puffs of sand, he reached the base of the steep hill. Now came the hard part. He pumped his legs harder, climbing the incline, until he reached the portico of the conservatory just as the daylight disappeared.
Great! Not only am I late, but now I’ll have to listen to Celeste’s lecture.
He grabbed the silver knobs of the weathered, wooden doors and burst into his home of the last seven years. The foreboding, granite exterior surrendered to an interior flooded with warm blues and greens. Adorning the walls, beautiful landscapes of different locations around Known World and portraits of great wizards decorated the home.