Survival By Magic by Peter Glenn, Michael Anderle (The Sariah Chronicles Book 3)
English | 2020| Young Adult | Fantasy | ePUB | 2.9 MB
Peter Glenn; Hey all! I’m a fantasy author with a love of all things Disney, Star Wars, magic, and dragons. My life-long love affair with books started at the tender age of four, soon moving on from Mr. Man books (remember those?) to more traditional fantasy by authors like Terry Brooks and Tolkien. An off the wall writing prompt in the third grade about Sir Lancelot fighting a dragon and falling off a cliff vaulted me into writing, and I’ve since created many a wondrous world (including a series of short stories about Sir Lancelot I hope to re-create one of these days). I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife and four children, and I strive to keep the magic alive with them each and every day.
Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read! Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.
She’d trusted her mentor. How could she have been such a fool? With the attack on her hometown routed, Sariah should be happy. But instead, she’d uncovered a terrible secret: The man she loves is her enemy’s top general. Reeling from the betrayal, she doubts everything, even her closest friends. In a desperate ploy, she leaves home to seek out new allies in an old, abandoned castle. A veritable army who can help her stop her old mentor’s schemes and simultaneously destroy The Master. But her new allies have secrets of their own. Who can she trust when everyone has turned their back on her?
Gabe shook his head slightly to avoid an involuntary chuckle. He wasn’t sure why the man had chosen that particular look today, but he knew there would be a reason for it. The Master’s odd habits always had a reason, but he wasn’t here for games, he was here for power.
It was a business relationship and one that should prove profitable soon enough. And then? Well, it wouldn’t do thinking about such things in the Master’s presence. That could prove dangerous.
“Let’s skip the pleasantries,” Gabe said, breaking form. It was risky, but his patience for the Master’s games was thin today.
The Master seemed slightly taken aback, but he nodded in reply. “As you wish, dearie,” he said slowly.
Gabe flashed the man a quick smile. His gambit had proved successful. “I do wish it.”
The Master made his way over to a chair in the room, then sat down and faced him. “I am sensing that your mood is a little off today, my child.”
Gabe let out a slight laugh. “You could say that.”
The Master tilted his head to the side. “Then, I am thoroughly confused.”
Gabe reared his head back and furrowed his brow. Now it was his turn to be confused. The Master had dropped his decorum, and Gabe had not been expecting those words. “How so?”
“Because I brought you here today to congratulate you, but you do not seem to be in the mood to accept it.” The Master glanced at one of his hands like he was inspecting it for dirt and tsked. “It’s enough to make me curious, that’s for sure.”
“Congratulate me?” Gabe fired back. He narrowed his gaze and leveled it at the Master. “For what, exactly?”
The Master straightened and leaned forward in his chair. “For the successful completion of your grand plan, of course.”
Gabe tilted his head to the side. “My grand plan?”
“To eliminate your competition and raise my esteem of you.” The Master returned his gaze and smiled a little. “I must say, you succeeded far beyond my imagination.”
Gabe thought fast. He hadn’t really planned for everything to go down the way it had, but if the Master thought he had done it on purpose… He smiled and gave the Master a smug look. “I didn’t think you would have noticed.”
The Master let out a long, hearty laugh. “Me? Not notice something as dastardly as all that? Why, how could I not?”
“His excellency is too kind,” Gabe replied with a flash of a grin.
“It was remarkable how you used the girl for bait to draw out your competition and make them vulnerable. Even better how you got her to kill them, leaving your hands mostly clean in the process.”
Gabe chuckled. “It wouldn’t have been proper to have moved against Lucien and Severin directly, now would it?”