GENRE: YA - Fantasy (Diverse)
Our two moons once foretold that I would become Queen of Hieros,Sun of the Four Kingdoms. But I had never been light. In fact,darkness had never left me. I lived in the shadows,and ruled under the light.
My mentor Raeki stretched out his arms at the other end of the Stone Room,ready to attack. Ready to hurt.
“Piros!” A flame sprung from my fingertips,a blazing raindrop of orange heat that crept up my hands. I released the fire,allowing it to spread across the chamber like an uncaged tiger. In the always cold training room,only ten feet separated us and the rock wall,circling the space like a prison cell.
Although I had been practicing ‘The Mystic Arts’ for years,I still wondered how I didn’t get burned. I could not age. I could not die. The first time I generated fire with the power of my mind,I hadn’t said a word out of fear for three days. Now that my eighteenth Red Moon had passed,I was supposed to control my nature. Now I was supposed to become Queen.
"That's not enough,and you know it," said Raeki,as if he had read my mind.
"Don't pressure me." My hesitant voice echoed across the chamber.
You don't understand, I wanted to yell,but Raeki didn't care.
"I can do whatever I please," he said.
“Truenio!” A feast of sparks gathered over my hand as a storm of thoughts exploded in my mind, fear thundering within me like a laughing god.
But fear wasn't a god. Fear had a name: Arem.