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Lycans Series: Five Story Collection
     

Lycans Series: Five Story Collection

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by Chandler Dee
 

Sanda trembled inside, her willful body refusing to remain stoic in the face of death. If only she were a braver woman, or perhaps a little more ignorant of what was coming for her.

Presently, she knelt in the grass clearing of the sacrificial place where she had been sent by her people. She had been trembling forever it seemed, almost since the decision had

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Sanda trembled inside, her willful body refusing to remain stoic in the face of death. If only she were a braver woman, or perhaps a little more ignorant of what was coming for her.

Presently, she knelt in the grass clearing of the sacrificial place where she had been sent by her people. She had been trembling forever it seemed, almost since the decision had been made, the decision for her to be the Lycan’s sacrifice this year. Sanda knew it was an honor to be chosen.

Her death would stave off attack from the Lycans for another year. The circumstances, the result of cool bargain struck between humans and the Lycans hundreds of years ago. The Lycans have their high, cold mountains to the East and humans had the fertile valleys and temperate plains to the West. In exchange for annual sacrifices, the Lycan's blood thirsty temper remained in check.

She knew it was an honor. She felt happy to do it. Her family would receive congratulations, respect for their sacrifices. Even before she left, Sanda had noticed the change in way people treated them. Sanda serving as the sacrificed this year raised her family's standing in the eyes of the community. It would make things easier for her younger siblings when they sought work and families of their own. At the moment, the thought didn’t make her feel much better though.

She'd seen the same eyes extending unspoken sympathy along with congratulatory handshakes and gifts for her and them. The dark cloak she wore now was a gift from the town council. It served as a death shroud given to every sacrifice. Death at the hands of the Lycans was not pleasant.

She'd heard stories ever since her earliest years around the hearth fires about how bloodthirsty Lycans ripped, shredded and disemboweled their victims. Sanda wished she had accepted the potion offered by the town leader that would make her senses dulled. At the time, she was filled with bravado and turned him down.

Now it made her queasy to think of it, and the trembling increased tenfold. She could not stop shaking. She could not sit still in the misty rain while she waited for death. If only Sanda could get a hold of herself. It would make it easier to believe she was at peace and ready for this fate. Her body had other things in mind, betraying her fear with its incessant movement. If only they would hurry up and get here and end this torture.

Sanda’s eyes flitted towards every sound in the darkness. She did not want to see it coming. She thought about pressing their hands to her ears to hide the sounds of growling and snarling she imagined the Lycans made on approach to their prey. The fear made her twitch at every sound, made her strain to hear it. She could not cut herself off completely from awareness by blocking her ears.

She would sit there, and listen for it. That at least could be something brave she could do.

"Are you going to sit there all night?" A voice asked next to her ear. Sanda screamed, toppling to her side and kicking out instinctively she encountered solid calves attached to long, muscular legs.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044260108
Publisher:
Chandler Dee
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Series:
Lycans , #6
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
410,012
File size:
409 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Lycans Series: Five Story Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the idea of this series. But, it was missing so much. Each book could have been so much better. Every "chapter" lacked forfillment. There were so many unanswered questions. It was like an outline that was never expanded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok the book is really a series of short stories that come together as one story only about 265 pages felt like it was missing some drama like a villian or some hardship that the characters should strive to overcome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books were too short and incomplete.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like a first written short story by a high school student could be devoped into agood story but falls way too short
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Short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely buy this in the collection form. It is a little expensive for a short story. The story was ok but I would not spend the money buying the 5 shorts when it is a short story in completed collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't write many reviews, but It is not worth the money! I thought I was missing chapters. The books are all combined into one. Read the free one first. Each book is about the same length. The stories could hav been longer and better. Gina
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Really great read!!!
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