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by Diana Kemp, Gabriella Bradley
Description: The royal pair's next journey is to go back to Earth and help the Earthlings restore their planet. But now, the safety of two worlds hangs in the balance. Can they come up with a plan to escape?
eBook Publisher: eXtasy eBooks/Devine Destinies, 2012 2012
eBookwise Release Date: September 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [155 KB]
Reading time: 92-129 min.
Vark gazed at the huge ball of rainbow luminescence that approached. "What is that?" He found it unimaginable that such a delicate looking object could have traveled deep space and withstood the onslaught of meteorites and other celestial hazards. There had to be more to the ball than what they could see. He scrutinized it but saw no evidence of engines, of anything that could power it. For a fleeting moment, he was awed by a technology that seemed to surpass what had even once existed on Klatria.
An uneasy murmuring erupted from the entourage. Vark's head swiveled to gaze through the transparent barrier. The object appeared as a luminous orb glowing with prismatic ribbons that glowed against an infinite starry background dominated by the looming glacier. Upon transmitting the landing coordinates to Nirvana, Vark had demanded to know the identity of the craft that would transport the princess. The information was provided, but even so, to watch it hovering toward him, defied belief. Somewhere in the forgotten recesses of Vark's mind, the sight reminded him of something that happened long ago after the seasonal deluges, when the sky was drenched with moisture and the light of the sun created a vision in the sky.
The recollection vanished almost immediately, leaving him confused at why such an insignificant thought should trouble him at all. Turning to the guards, his voice emerged as a hoarse bark.
"Seize them!" he ordered, indicating the royals.
Bonerus raised his hand to strike one of the guards, but Samara grasped his arm. This will resolve nothing, she whispered in his mind. Do not threaten Alaya's task now that she is almost here.
Rodorus moved to block the guards. "Soulmaster, this is quite unnecessary--"
Vark turned on him in a rage. "Enough! The hostages are to be kept under guard until the exchange of the skull." He glared venomously at the royals, both of whom returned his gaze with infuriating coolness. "The time of pandering to these parasites draws to an end. After her arrival, the Nirvanan princess will do my bidding, and my bidding alone."