Excerpt: KAYLEN'S RISING by Yves Robichaud

Author: Yves Robichaud


Kaylen has been in the dark for fourteen years – in every sense. His people are hunted, so they must struggle to survive within underground caves. His community despises his family, taunting him constantly. His parents keep him housebound, forbidding him from wielding sword or wand.

When he is finally allowed to attend school, the harsh truth reveals he has much to learn – including a unique magical ability. Kaylen can summon and control skeletons!

With surface-dwellers threatening war, he will need every friend he can make, and to stay true to himself if he is to survive what is to come.


Chapter 13: Preparation for the first mission

“Are you excited about our first mission?” asked Turin.

“Yes and no.” stated Avery. “I'm not sure that I want to come face to face with Locien, the Snake Dragon. I've heard stories about this creature destroying complete armies.”

“Let's hope Erynel's plan works and we can just go collect the scales while Locien is away so we don't have to face her,” said Kaylen.

“Erynel… why does she hate you so much, Kaylen?” asked Turin looking his friend in the eyes.

“I don't know—I seem to have that effect on people,” replied Kaylen, looking at Avery and smiling.

Avery looked down, embarrassed.

Alysse sat there quietly, trying to take in as much as she could.

Everyone stopped talking when Erynel walked into the room. Kaylen was impressed as to how someone so young could command such a presence.

“Today, you all leave on your first major mission. Do not think of this as a social event or an adventure. We have a specific task, and if you wish to be admitted to the League of the Shadows, you will obey my commands at all times. This mission is a dangerous one. Chances are that not all of you will make it back alive. One single mistake can cost us dearly. Stay close to the group, and don't do anything unless I tell you to.”

Author Bio:

Yves Robichaud is originally from the small Acadian community of Grand-Barachois, New Brunswick, Canada. He has studied Business Administration and Information Technology, currently works for the federal government, and is the proud father of one son: Jeremy. Inspired by a love of fantastical, magical tales, Kaylen's Rising is Yves' first attempt to share this literary passion with his son and the rest of the world.

Author Website: www.yvesrobichaud.com
Twitter: @yvesr72

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