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The Marked Son

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by Shea Berkley
     
 

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The first in the lyrical, exciting Keepers of Life trilogy by new talent Shea Berkley. Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him. When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents' farm, he knows he's seen her before in his dreams. He's felt her fear and heard her insistence that only he can save her

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The first in the lyrical, exciting Keepers of Life trilogy by new talent Shea Berkley. Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him. When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents' farm, he knows he's seen her before in his dreams. He's felt her fear and heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.

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"Reading Sea Berkley is like watching magic unfold before your eyes. I could not get enough of this delicious tale." — Darynda Jones, author of First Grave on the Right

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620612293
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Keepers of Life Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.09(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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The Marked Son


By Shea Berkley

Entangled Teen

Copyright © 2012 Shea Berkley
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781620612293



Easing back, I press my spine into the prickly bark and rub my hands through my hair. It’s obvious they
don’t know I’m in their world. According to Navar, I’m not even real. Granel is a problem. He believes in
my existence and has enough sway over Navar that he’s gotten him to at least consider the possibility I’m real and a threat.

After seeing what I’ve just seen, I’ve got to get back home now more than ever.
Before I can move, the guard appears, dangling upside-down from the branch above me with a smile that doesn’t reach his eyes. “Hello, mutt.”

He cartwheels out of the tree, lands on his feet, and swings his sword in one fluid motion. I dodge the
blade and spring to my feet, calling on the tree branches to capture him. The man is quickly tangled, yet
with a heavy blow, his sword slices neatly through the wood. He drops to the ground unfazed.
With eyes glittering, he stalks me.

I fumble for the sword Bodog gave me as real fear begins to grow. This guy is a hardened soldier. I don’t stand a chance.

I dodge his blade time and again, feeling the whistle of cold steel every time it passes. I manage to pull
out my sword and then something unexpected happens. The blade ripples to life with a flash of fire. I
thrust the sword in front of me and gape. Holy flaming fire!

The soldier stops and smiles. “Well, well, well. You’re full of surprises.”

“Just wait. I’ve got more,” I say and shrug with a confidence I don’t exactly feel. Hopefully my act has
him thinking I’m used to a good flaming sword fight. To back up my false confidence, I find myself
lunging forward, my flaming sword slicing toward his head. He spins away and the battle begins in
earnest.

I must be crazy. I’ve never fought with a sword. He acts like he was born with it in his hand. His blade
comes frighteningly close to my head and cuts off a few strands of my hair before I push him away.

Trees are used as vaulting points. Branches as obstacles. Forest debris whirls. We tussle and my sword flies out of my hand.

Desperate for cover, I duck behind a tree, breathless and sore. I’m at my wit’s end. How long can I
postpone the inevitable? I duck as his blade swipes at me again. I don’t want to die. Not like this. Not
here. Not now.

Continues...

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