EXCERPT: The Riddle

 Chapter Eleven Locked Up Asunder, book one of the King's Renegade A Vatan Chronicle

Chapter Eleven
Locked Up
Asunder, book one of the King's Renegade
A Vatan Chronicle

As she scooted away she noticed an unusual lip in the desk’s siding. Kira bent to investigate. At the discovery of a small hidden drawer, the corners of her mouth twisted up into a proud grin. She reached underneath and found the keyhole. Unable to resist the urge, she retrieved her lock-picking set.

The device wasn’t simple; it had a somewhat complicated system of gears that likely challenged most thieves, but Kira wasn’t most and she opened it with ease. Inside were more letters. Kira recognized Alden’s refined writing and lifted it to read:

The roots of a fallen tree hold firm as darkness pulls at the golden sand.

 

Posted on January 31, 2018 .