Well! We haven’t done this for quite awhile, have we?
What can she be talking about? you may be wondering.
Well, it’s tempting to toy with you but I will ‘fess up at once and tell you that I have finally posted Chapter 6 of Children of Chaos.
Of course, it’s been so long since I posted those first five chapters that you might want to head back to the beginning and refresh your memory about where we last left our heroes.
In this chapter, we return to the motley group of wanderers we met back in Chapter 1. They seem to be converging upon the Shae estates and, more specifically, upon Daerus, and they are meeting up with their friends among the Brethren of Luegtha along the way. Meanwhile, Her Grace of Shae wonders what is ailing her son and goes to Phoebus for information, and Kera continues her conversation with Septha.
Just so you know, I plan to return to weekly chapter posts. I’m nearing the end of the second book of this story and will soon be ready to embark on the third and final book in this series, which will be called The Chosen One.
Caelon learns of the Gaerud and Dia receives an offer.
“Come in, Daerus.”
Daerus did not await a second invitation, but let himself into her sitting room without ceremony and fixed her with a brooding stare. Dia placidly returned his gaze and waited.
“Why are you leaving?” he asked her abruptly.
She smiled. “Why should I stay? I do not live here, you know.”
“Are you trying to offend the imperial family?”
“Not at all, and I know of no reason why they should be offended.”
“Oh, come now, Dia!” he said, distracted. “Almost no one leaves the Emperor’s court so soon! He is sure to be offended and my chance to be wed to Kera will be lost!”
At that, she laughed aloud. “How can you be so absurd, Daerus? It has been obvious to everyone at court since before ever I arrived that his Majesty quite dotes upon you. Indeed, I fancy you had no need of my aid, no matter what you may say to the contrary. No, Daerus, do not start to rant at me, if you please. I have met the Emperor and his family, and have thoroughly charmed them all. What reason have I for prolonging my visit?”
I was beginning to think I wasn’t going to make it! But it’s still Saturday and I’ve gotten the next chapter of The Rise of The Phoenix posted. I hope you enjoy it and, as always, I would love to hear what you think. Please leave feedback for this chapter in the comments on the chapter.