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.
could not be described any other way, but knowing his brother still stood, Seth wriggled beneath the healer’s hands to gain a better view of the courtyard. What Seth witnessed in those following minutes was a memory he would never forget for the rest of his days, no matter how much he wished he could. Garret didn't walk around the courtyard. He didn't run or give chase. Seth could find no word to describe in his mind the way in which his brother moved about the slick cobblestones. Garret seemed a
look around the room again and again. So caught up in their secret appraisals of the old man, none of them had noticed the woman when she approached their table. “Hello fellas,” the woman greeted the boys, scrutinizing their clothes as if to measure their worth. Assured by the quality garb the twins wore she smiled at them all and continued in a softer, nicer tone. “Welcome to the Sunrise Inn. What can I get for you?” The boys frowned at each other, puzzled, not having decided upon anything
moved then, appearing as another shadow in the darkness. He had not noticed it until it moved. Now that he could see the difference between the object and the surrounding shadows he was able to make out more details about it. Whatever it was, it was crouching in the darkness on two legs. That ruled out most animals. It was doing something as well but Seth could not tell what. The creature had its back against the same stone Seth rested against, and so its gaze was not on him. He slowly freed his
the steam, ye can’t miss it,” he told Seth, and without waiting for a reply, he turned and walked back across the building. Seth went out to join his companions and had barely stepped through the threshold when Sara grabbed his hand and entwined their fingers. She smiled at him, happy to once again be able to hold his hand as they traveled. Seth smiled in return and kissed her forehead lightly before telling his companions he knew where they could stay the night. Sara’s hand held firmly within
Seth and Sara took turns looking around to try and spot Ashton or Garret. It was a futile search as the street was now growing very crowded. The sun had passed its apex and people were out in masses ready for the evening’s festivities. Small booths were beginning to spring up in various locations down the street and people crowded around them. Seth had never seen so many folk before in one place and the feeling made him uneasy. Seth liked to keep an eye on people. Naturally he was a bit