TITLE: Dawn of the Phoenix
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
The fear of death emanated from the men and women huddled together. Although, death would be a welcome alternative to torture by the usurper's most cruel spells; the horrors whispered among the rebel
Loyals were followed by chills up their spines. Despite the risks, High Wizard Rakkor had organized this hidden assembly away from passing eyes and ears. Between ensuring the safety of their people and
fighting the usurper Debor's vast army in raids, Queen Jaqulyn and Princess Serena's attentions were spread thin. Better they not know of Rakkor's plan which could jeopardize or save them all.
"I will be brief," Rakkor addressed the four wizards. "We all know the tide of the war is turning against us, we must end this."
"And what is it that you are proposing? Let them kill us?" short and cynical Anita snapped. "What can we do that has not been tried in these long years?"
"A drastic measure. It will deplete us for days, but we are at a loss for other options," he paused allowing his words to sink in. When none disputed his point Rakkor continued, "We must combine all our power to summon a Daughter of the Sun. The Phoenix."
Dontro was the first to break from the stunned group, "Madness! You wish to call upon a fairy tale? The Queen would never allow this casting, we would be even more defenseless than we are now!"
"The amount of power the casting would require could very well kill us," Sierra warned.