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I feel their shattered bones under my fingertips. Their blood soaks into the earth beneath my feet. My poor fools. They thought I would let them share. That I would reward them with power and not death.
That is not my nature.
I can still taste their life on my lips, their flesh between my teeth. The marks of my claws gouge the skull of one of them. I have not heard such terrified screams in eons. The sound filled my black heart with joy. It has been such a long time since I walked this earth. I do owe my fools thanks for that act. For my resurrection.
I can feel my body strengthening, feel my wings re-growing. Soon I will fly. Soon I will bring destruction, subjugation and death. This world will be mine and I will be its queen. As it should have been, all those years ago.
Humans, your new reign of terror has begun.
Lilith has come home.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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In the Outer Islands, gods and magic rule the ocean.
Under the command of Captain Rafe Morrow, the crew of the Celestial Jewel ferry souls to the After World and defend the seas from monsters. Rafe has dedicated his life to protecting the lost, but the tides have shifted and times have changed.
His sister, the Goddess of the Moon, is on a rampage and her creatures are terrorizing the islands. The survival of the living and dead hinge on the courage and cunning of a beleaguered captain and his motley crew of men and ghosts.
What he doesn’t know is that her threat is part of a larger game. That an ancient, black-winged malevolence is using them all as pawns…
Come set sail with ghosts, gods and sea monsters.
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