Tag: city of mysts

City of Mysts, Chapter 51 Preview

Hi everyone,

Updating the story has gone at a snail’s pace this year. Things just keep cropping up here and there. I figured next chapter’s excerpt would at least compensate for the lack of updates. So while you’re waiting (and to whet your curiosity), here’s a teaser just for you:

The City of Mysts, Ch. 51 excerpt
The City of Mysts, Ch. 51

 

If you’ve read my previous posts, it won’t come as a surprise that the sample is handwritten (sorry about the small and narrow handwriting, you can enlarge it by clicking on the image). I stay away from any form of gadget when I write the draft; the Internet and social media is way too distracting.

I haven’t had time to type it yet, but the chapter would probably be ready by Christmas. 😉

 

Cheers,
CeBea 🙂

City of Mysts, Chapter 48

The Hunt

Allan blocked Cheska. The bodyguard’s back facing her, she saw his gaze flit from her to the panther. Then he said to James, “Sir, may I speak with you in private?”

The novelist arched a brow and considered the request for a second. With a slight nod, he and Allan moved out of earshot. Cheska could tell from James’ stance, his hands on his hips and head bowed, that the novelist didn’t like what he was hearing.

They’re talking about you, my lady, the panther said. Would you like to know what they are saying?

“It’s about Father and Louis’ order, right?” Cheska asked.

Yes.

“Thanks but I think I know what it’s all about.” She crossed her arms, resisting the urge to pace.

“She’s just going to take a look,” James said in a loud exasperated voice. Annoyance marred his haggard face. “Watch her if you want but, at the very least, let her know the situation her family’s getting into.” (more…)

City of Mysts, Chapter 47

A Choice is Made

The Messenger withdrew a few feet from Cheska. He was quiet for a moment. Both were aware that her abilities reacted to her emotions. The Messenger had almost lost his life when he’d approached her yesterday. He didn’t want to have a repeat of the incident.

“I can take it,” Cheska assured him. “Is this about Fred?”

The Messenger nodded.

She braced herself. “Go on.”

“The doctor,” he said slowly, “had his gift sealed away.” (more…)

City of Mysts, Chapter 46

Head Guardian

It can’t be. This couldn’t be happening. Cheska’s mind tried to process what Louis told her. She had talked to Fred only yesterday. “When? How?” she asked, pressing a hand to her temple.

“Last night,” her brother replied. A wary look crept on his face. “He went through the tunnels.”

“What?” Her brows knitted together. “Who gave him access to the tunnels?”

Louis crossed his arms and shook his head. Cheska followed the direction of his gaze. The King. (more…)

City of Mysts, Chapter 45

Inheritance

The escape from the mansion was an easy feat despite the fact that security personnel roamed its halls in regular intervals. A person only had to choose a rarely used hidden passage to disappear. That and knowledge of the tunnels directly connected to it was an edge Cheska possessed. Navigating in secret corridors were second nature to her. Once she crossed the false panel in her room, vision obscured by tears, Cheska let her feet take her away from the person she could only vaguely remember yet have the power to hurt her.

She raised her hand against the wall, letting her fingers graze the smooth wall of the dimly lit corridor. (more…)