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Excerpt: The Weaver's Riddle (Mist & Whispers) by C.M. Lucas

Excerpt: The Weaver's Riddle (Mist & Whispers) by C.M. Lucas

Title: The Weaver's Riddle (Mist & Whispers)
Author: C.M. Lucas


About the book:

Imagine a world in eternal darkness. A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation...

In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott's bookshop is about to close down. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.


When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking at her.


Excerpt:

Erimus Hall 
            HIS HEART THRASHED against his chest, a prisoner desperate to be freed from this burden. There was no way out. He had a job to do, and if it wasnt done at that moment, his entire plan would be over before it even began.
            The earth was but sludge, encasing his feet as he struggled up the bank. Bullets of rain struck his face as the winds lashed around him, obscuring his view and leaving him helpless in the dark.
            Then, as if a divine hand was guiding the way, a flash of lightning revealed his final destination; Erimus Hall. The Hall was only another hundred meters away, run down and deserted, his sanctuary nonetheless.
            Resisting the temptation to rest against the stone wall at the top of the bank, he pushed on, clambering across it with the rain-soaked trunk in his hands. Once over and sure of his feet, he took a moment to look around. Any sign of someone following and hed have to revert to his back up location, as even with his goal in sight, he wouldnt allow himself the risk of assuming he was home safe.
            A clap of thunder quickened his pace and a minute later hed reached the doorway, where a centurys worth of ivy had claimed the oak as its own. He set on it straight away, teasing back the creeper with a gentle hand, the whole time fighting against the instincts that were screaming inside his head.
            Just tear it down – youre going too slow – someones going to see you! 
            No. He couldnt leave a sign that hed been there. It had to look natural.
            Two more bursts of lightning gave him a glimpse of what he needed to allow his unmarked entry into the building. With the trunk safely inside he took one more look around, and with another strike of lightning, he was gone.

Excerpt: The Weaver's Riddle (Mist & Whispers) by C.M. Lucas

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Claire Marie Lucas lives in South-East England with her husband and three children. She began writing stories from inside her wardrobe at the tender age of six and hasn't stopped writing in obscure places since; her current favourite being the cupboard beneath her stairs.

The Weaver's Riddle - Mist & Whispers is her debut novel.

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GIVEAWAY:

If you purchase a copy of Mist & Whispers you will be entered to win 1 of 10 Proof copies of the sequel. These will be special edition.


Rules to Enter:
1. Send proof of purchase to: oftomes@oftomes.com

*Oftomes Publishing will be selecting the winners.



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