TITLE: Superteens in Training
GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance
There was no mistaking the darkness on the eastern horizon; they were coming.
Malaysa clutched the balcony railing as she stared out over the arid land bathed in a predawn glow. The sound that had woken her--the tinkling of metal tubes--continued to ring through the air.
Her mother, Innelle, ran to her side, also staring out with a terrified expression. “Those are the alert chimes.”
“The Drab Forces are attacking, aren’t they?” Malaysa asked, a quiver in her voice. She had a feeling something in her life was going to change, but had no idea what.
Innelle didn’t answer, but she didn’t have to.
“How did they find out the Enchanted Goddesses have been born?” Malaysa said.
“Perhaps they have spy drones, like we do.”
“Do you think the Drabs want to steal the infants?”
“Or kill them.”
Malaysa frowned and looked down to where fellow clan members were gathering outside their alloy huts, preparing for battle. Most of them were sorcerers, their long robes billowing in the conjured gales; the same winds that tossed Malaysa’s auburn hair around her face.
“It’s the beginning of the war,” Innelle muttered.
Malaysa took a deep breath at the last word. “Can we win?”
“Maybe, but it will be years before the Goddesses can help fight and I don’t think we can do it without them.” Innelle glanced towards the approaching army, her face troubled. “Our powers won’t help in this battle. Let’s get to the underground shelter.”