The following excerpt is from my WIP, The Heir of Illuminations. This is part of the first chapter. I hope you all enjoy the teaser!
The six sinuous shapes retreated around the garden, careful not to double back on their path, avoiding the path they had taken earlier, watching ever so careful the path ahead. The late hour, the darkness, covered them more than necessary. Upon reaching the hills, one turned back and looked at the sleeping Vale. Never before had they had less time, never before had the mission been successful.
The silhouettes faded into one large darker darkness. The hills faded behind the soft purr of the vessel, they rose and rose, watching the land fall away below. Oh yes, they would have him in time. They would have them all in time. Smiling as the land shrunk, he knew he had performed well. The shapes became bathed in soft light after a moment, the darkness falling from their skins, revealing what the world had not seen for Ages. The Ones That Had Been Cast Away.