FIVE: Out of the Ashes
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: November 30th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Their last battle ended with death and despair, but they have no time to mourn. One of their own has been taken and the Quinae Praesidia set out to find and rescue her. In this third and last installment of the FIVE series, the FIVE discover new powers, make a desperate run through the Netherworld, land on an island paradise . . . and find that Brone, always a step ahead of them, is becoming more powerful than ever.
EXCERPT:Mid-leap I shot an anger-fueled blue streak of lightning straight at the stunned nymph’s chest. She flew backward into a pine tree, her arms and legs tangled with the limbs. I had to shake my head as a flashback of my time under the influence of Brone’s drug tried to force its way into my thoughts— tree limbs, alive, ripping at my arms and legs. I shuddered. Alec beat me to the tree, with Seth and Johnathan right behind us. I raised my hand, ready to fire another round if she so much as twitched.
She took an uneven breath.
I stepped closer and Alec’s hand closed over my arm. “Wait.”
I nodded curtly but didn’t lower my hand.
Na’aiha’s eyes fluttered open and rolled toward me. “What… are… you?”
“Quinae Praesidia,” I answered.
Her eyes widened. “Brone… lied.” The light in her eyes dimmed as she stared up into the treetop, sightless and dead.
Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah--the same small town in which she grew up.