ebook and print editions. It’s always a pleasure to return to Veloris, the Ice Planet, but this journey took years, many revisions, and labor before Devourer came to life. So, help me celebrate her birth. She’s already received 5 Star Reviews over at Amazon, so I think Akub is off to a great start.
Instead of a birth announcement, I’m going to give you a brief excerpt from the novel.
“You’re the Devourer.” The queen nodded at Akub.
“Yes.” Akub crossed her arms and readied herself for the onslaught of questions.
“A former member of Valek’s network of spies and thieves; a weaver whose bloodlust devoured all common decency and compassion. Your reputation as a ruthless killer precedes you.”
“I killed no one.” Akub’s tone was sharp.
The queen’s cold gray eyes narrowed. “The Devourer ate the souls and trust of everyone she encountered. Many fell in battles, in the war, because of your efforts.”
Akub couldn’t deny those words. Some truths settled in uncomfortable pain in her memory and in her heart. No matter how much good she did, the sticky and oily stain covered her . Her spirit would never be unblemished.
Octiva’s words about forgiveness echoed in her mind. Her actions had less to do with pleasing others than proving to herself that she could do righteous and good acts. When everywhere she went, her past as the Devourer preceded, and few gave her opportunities to be anything else, other than what they wanted—their bogeyman, their horror.
Akub would be those things no more. She threw off her tapestry of shame.
“Those deeds lie in my past, your highness. For many years, I’ve traveled and devoted my life to spreading goodwill.” Even to her own ears, it sounded as if Akub meant to justify her actions—as if anything she did could.
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