TITLE: The Guardian of Sudner
GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy
Jaden's dialogue with a talking owl he met after his father was captured.
“Where exactly do you think you are going, Jaden?” Joseph asked as he flew in front of him.
“To rescue my father,” he said. “If you are right and my father does not have what they want, they won’t need him anymore. They’ll murder him! They probably would do that even if he did have what they wanted, from what I’ve heard about Wargals. We have to help him.”
“You are probably correct, young warrior, but what exactly do you think a boy and an owl, even if he is a Garde, can do against their kind? The only thing that would serve is to give the Wargals additional captives. If you want to help your father, you will need more assistance than my tail feathers can give. We must return to Sudner and gather more suitable warriors. Then you can rescue your father. The quicker we get there, the quicker you can return to him. So I recommend not arguing and just doing as you’re told.”
Jaden knew he was right. He would not be able to rescue his father on his own.
“Oh ,” Joseph added, “When we do return, I recommend you do not speak of me,” Joseph added.
“Why not?” Jaden asked angrily as he ran to catch up with him.
“You could, of course,” Joseph shouted to him from a distance. “But do you really think they will take you the least bit seriously if you tell them a talking owl told you to get help?”