The Hunters and the Queen Book 3 - Emergence
The Hunters and Queen Series Part III
The Royal Truth
The third and final book of The Hunters and the Queen Series, Emergence: The Royal Truth will leave you breathless. You might find yourself reading straight trough the night, as our heroes near their journeys end.
“Never forget: we walk on hell, gazing at flowers.” ― Kobayashi Issa
The Blind Emerges
Sadeiq, the gypsy, was no longer threatened by the hunter lifestyle. Voipele, the earth element, was able to save her from fully transforming into one of Hadrian’s kind, a hunter. The Queen’s many millennia old cacao plants and pomegranate bushes helped Voipele stop Sadeiq’s morphing process. Sadeiq was able to return to her former self; however, the process rendered her blind. Voipele saved her life, but the process stole her vision. The only objects Sadeiq could see were located in her memories. Though she had never really looked at the Queen, the water element, she knew her name was Jolán. Sadeiq was forever grateful to Jolán for leading her to Voipele. Now, Sadeiq was forever beholden to the Queen, and eternally indebted to the other elements of the world. Although she no longer had her vision, her other senses were heightened. Sadeiq had seen Hadrian; she had seen all of the Order except for one member, Akuji. Sadeiq remembered their faces, their smell, and their voices. She knew she would never forget their presence. In the meantime, Sadeiq quietly rested in her room at the chalet.
Wicked Dreams of the Past
The wind rustled the trees around the castle. The night sky was clear, and the ocean waves were audible to those inside the estate. Although the fortress was still under construction, several areas were finished, and Jolán and Colemund took the initiative to occupy the property. They already started moving simple belongings into their new lavish home.
Little by little the town started to erode. First there was construction, which was hopeful, but it never reached completion. Instead, half-built buildings were left unfinished throughout the area. The buildings were eyesores that represented once hopeful business relationships and promised progress to the citizens of the community. Soon after construction stopped, gossip spread about Kinsburgh’s lack of money and the town’s inevitable decline towards bankruptcy. If there was any hope left for the area, the townspeople had to come together to stop further deterioration.
The hamlet that raised Jolán was threatened. The hunters were close, and they wanted to increase their stronghold on the town. They knew they had a power source, a relic, they could capture to preserve their strength and energy, but they had to first locate the placement of the hidden relic. They were sure it was in Kinsburgh.
Akuji was familiar with the hidden town; she had spent a few unsuccessful days in pursuit of Jolán. Akuji was pleased to work back in the area, mainly because she now knew the name of her assignment, Jolán, and she had some familiarity with the layout of the community. The apparent erosion of the once vibrant municipality pleased hunter Akuji, and she hoped to see the town go dark soon.