TITLE: The Source Chronicles: Seeker
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
His world was only darkness.
Eyes opened or closed, nothing changed.
How long had it been, now? How long since they had brought him here in chains? How long had his only companions been pain and fear?
He sighed…and heard nothing. The numbness was complete, his torso, his limbs, his lips, his ears. He could feel nothing anymore.
A shiver, not from cold, passed through him. Nothing was actually a welcome change. He had felt intense cold when they chained him in an ice locker. The heat had seared and blistered when they shackled him to the innards of an oven. His body had been bruised by fists and chains and rods of wood and iron. They had cut his skin both shallow and deep, to elicit nothing more than a scream.
They still knew nothing more of him.
To his mind, his act had not been criminal. Though he had willfully broken the law, rules known throughout the world, he considered himself above such restrictions. It was only through his own error in judgment that they had managed to take him, in the end.
His thoughts did him no good, they only intensified the fear and uncertainty that had become his life. There was no telling when they would come for him again, or what they would do to him next. He would continue to be at the mercy of his captors.
He came to a choice, then. He could give in to it all, answer their every question, meet every demand...