Mages of Myth - Book 3 Chapter 1Book ThreeMages of Myth - Book 3 Chapter 1 by Narryaque
The sky turned steel gray as the mages reached a mile-wide slope that finished their journey through Rue Pass…or at least they hoped so.
Unicorn rode his unicorn along the dirt path. “I thought we were out of Rue Pass,” he said.
Pix sat behind him with her pixy sitting on her shoulder. “You’d like to think that,” she said.
Griffin, Phoenix and Pegasus rode above them. Griffin rode his griffin and hung his legs in front of the animal’s great eagle wings as they spread out on the wind. “We may find the borders soon,” he said.
Pegasus had the wind at his horse’s mercy. He rode with content ease. “Until I see a sign that says leaving Rue Pass, I won’t be satisfied.’
Phoenix rode his phoenix, not like a horse as the others did, but rather different. He lay belly-down on its back and grasped the curve of the wings where the fire harmlessly toned down.
Phoenix looked ahead. “Wha
Mages of Myth - Book 2 Chapter 8Chapter 8Mages of Myth - Book 2 Chapter 8 by Narryaque
Tabula’s body was burned upon a pyre and the mages of myth held witness with the people of Maiestas. The sacred animals stood together in a group and kept silent in respect.
That night, while resting on their way through the remainder of Rue Pass, Phoenix dreamed…
Phoenix walked the fabric of his dreams, like a road made of soft ribbon. He watched to his feet. I couldn’t save Sashae, I couldn’t save Tabula, he thought. What good am I to be a mage?
A voice joined him by his side. “Your sacred animal thinks different.”
Phoenix frowned. That voice was so familiar…so loving, so…Phoenix looked up to the lady who joined his side and his dream eyes smiled. “Sashae?” he whispered breathlessly and suddenly took her in his arms. “Are you real?”
“You’re dreaming,” she said and smiled. “But I’m real.”
“But…” He shook his head, but she hugged him.
She kissed him
Admiral Blake Lonan and the Ship MerlinWatch early in the mornin'Admiral Blake Lonan and the Ship Merlin by Narryaque
For Admiral Blake Lonan
With his army of children
Upon the ship Merlin
As they sail across the black sea.
Admiral Blake collects his children
From the ferryman Charon
Every night, until mornin'
His ship the Merlin
Carries them across the sea.
They do his biddin'
All aboard the ship Merlin.
All of 'em singin'
"Waay haay, workin' and playin'
Aboard the ship Merlin across the sea."
Never ye worry about those children.
They be happy upon the ship Merlin.
Though Admiral Blake Lonan
Be black and cold as the early mornin'
He carries them, collects them, across the black sea.
So watch, all ye mournin'
For yer lost children'
Admiral Blake Lonan be collectin'
The dead souls of the children
Every night across the black sea.
Mages of Myth - Book 2 Chapter 7Chapter 7Mages of Myth - Book 2 Chapter 7 by Narryaque
With Ebon safely locked away in the castle dungeon, the mages of myth had a chance to gather some food for their journey.
Unicorn put some biscuits in a velvet brown sack and slung the rope over his shoulder. He looked at his older brother. “I was wondering about what Tabula said,” he said. “About our animals. Tabula’s oracle didn’t tell us how to summon them.”
Pegasus winced as he slung a velvet brown bag over his shoulder; his was full of fruit. “From the medallions, I should think,” he told his younger brother.
Unicorn frowned. “But…how?”
Pegasus walked toward the doorway. “Better leave it for future thoughts, Unicorn.”
“Yeah,” Unicorn said. “Maybe you’re right…” He shook his head and followed his brother.
Griffin and Phoenix walked out of their rooms together and Pix caught up with them. “Where are we going again?”
Griffin looked at her. “T
Narryaque: Pronounced, “nar-y-ock” [nair-ee-ock] rhymes with “marry lock.” Meaning from lost language: “Storyteller; to recall and tell i.e.: kiss and tell; raconteur; narrator.” Lost Language definition: “Word Sage.”|
~From my story, The Storyteller of Atrox Nox
I like to think of myself as magical. I'm crazy for top hats, I have a magician complex, and I write fantasy books (not published yet).
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