The Choosing: An action and adventure fantasy novel (The Blood and Brotherhood Saga Book 1)
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Seth is a young man torn by fear and indecision. His life no longer in his hands, he fears an uncertain future where the only certainty is a life of servitude to the kingdom. Fortunately for Seth, he is not alone. His brother Garret too attends the choosing ceremony where their fates will be decided. Together the twins make their way to the castle city of Valdadore for the choosing ceremony but along the way Seth notices a strange new trend in his life. Time after time strange circumstances befall him in what others might call a coincidence, but Seth knows something else is amiss and begins mentally cataloging each new and strange event. Learning his past is all a lie, Seth begins to fear more for his future as a dark goddess vies for his service to her cause. Seths loyalties and responsibilities begin to stack up as he makes friends and allies and even falls in love, but with the choosing ceremony growing ever nearer will he be forced to flee the kingdom into a life of exile, or choose to serve the goddess who swears that only through her will he find peace.
their own set of rules, though I do not know them precisely. If that does not suit you then perhaps you might find interest in the gray robed mages. They specialize in defensive magics. They too help the army though they do not fight. They instead use their power to protect those of us who do fight. Their abilities vary as well, some of them can bless armor to make it impenetrable, and others can form invisible shields to deflect blows. Gray robes are a rare enough sight as most with the ability
are an honest woman,” he told the lady behind the counter. “I hadn’t noticed the reduced price.” The lady nodded at him and smiled. She had done her good deed for the day, as she tried to do each and every day. “Would you like me to wrap the clothes for you?” she then asked Seth, whose only response was a confused look. “So they don’t get dirty before she can change into them?” the woman clarified. “Oh…um…I’m not sure, I’ll be right back.” He hurried to where Sara waited for him patiently and
Garret and Ashton nearly two hours before, and waited for them to return. While they did so, Seth helped Sara adjust her pack, mount her quiver on her belt at her hip, and also restrung the crossbow’s strap so that she could wear it over her shoulder yet hanging under her arm, like a woman’s bag. Before long Garret and Ashton emerged from the rows of shops, carrying with them two parchment-wrapped bundles. Spotting Seth and Sara they hurried to meet them. They stood together once again in a
birthing, yet the young woman was nowhere to be found. Jack and I looked all over for any signs of tracks or blood in the snow outside but found nothing. The woman had vanished without a trace. Your mother was already nursing Garret and so put you to the breast as well, thinking that the woman would soon return to claim you. Days passed and then weeks. She never came nor did we ever see any sign of her so we decided to raise you as our own. We swore to one another that someday, when you were
trees’ branches were interwoven above the door, and at the door’s peak was carved a nest. Standing inside the nest was a majestic bird, its stone gaze peering down at the two people in the street who stood gawking at the temple. The building was beautiful. It was as if it were a part of nature that had petrified here beside the road. However, as beautiful as it was, the stone gaze of its protector made Seth uncomfortable and so he decided to move on. With Sara walking beside him Seth again