Another excerpt from Descent (The Birthrite, 1) as we get ready for the series to return in February of 2022!
I’m also in the process of doing some early spring cleaning and I found a few hard copies of the original printings of Descent (The Birthrite, 1) and Sacred Atonement: A Novelette (The Birthrite, 1.5). I’m selling these at my website store for a discounted price ( $20.00 plus shipping) and of course they will be signed. So if you want one visit the link below!
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Now for the next excerpt from Descent:
Holding the pieces of broken lantern, he rose to standing and used the final remnants of daylight to check his reflection in the mirror above the washstand (also noticing that the mirror hadn’t even the slightest crack).
He turned to exit the room, but his movement was halted upon seeing a small figure in his path.“Maxine! Good heavens, I did not hear you come in.”
The little girl held her own lantern. “Sorry. It was boring down there, so Momma and Father said I could come find you.”
James forced a smile. “Well, I thank you, Maxine. I assume all is well downstairs, mostly at least? That was quite an earthquake we had, was it not?”
Maxine raised an eyebrow. “What earthquake?”
James’s stomach dropped. “Oh, nothing. Nothing at all. I am likely just exhausted. Please, just run along and tell your parents and my wife that I am headed back down.”
“Alright, Mr. Livingston.”
He waited for Maxine to leave the room, but she continued staring up at him, narrowing her icy blue eyes while moving them between his face and the broken lantern he held.
“Are you well, Mr. Livingston?” she asked.
His eyes widened and for a reason he couldn’t place, chills rose on his skin. Maxine regarded him in a rather shrewd manner for someone her age, as though she were able to read his very thoughts.
What’s on your reading list this winter?