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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Excerpt - The Keeper and The Rune Stone (The Black Ledge Series) by Paige W. Pendleton


The Keeper and the Rune Stone by Paige W. Pendleton

The Black Ledge Series
The secrets of the Red Paint People have haunted Maine for 7000 years. From the vast fjords of Norway to the shores of New England, ancient standing stones mark a trail of betrayal, greed, and murder...
The Keeper and the Rune Stone, Book One
An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night ... Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi - the beings we know as vampires. Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depends on the magical Rune Stone, but it's missing. If it is not found—and quickly—the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves. Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor, and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover they aren’t the only ones who live there.

The Cavern

The cavern narrowed slightly toward the rear. They didn’t speak. The quietness of the cavern, much like an empty church, made one want to whisper. The soft light illuminated their way.

At the rear of the cavern, they discovered a large flat rock with writing carved onto its face.

Rob read the inscription slowly to the others.




   KNOW ALL YE
WHO ENTER HERE
TO PASS THIS STONE
WITHOUT FEAR

YE MUST Navigate
A HUMBLE QUEST
REVEALING THY HONOR
AND TRUTH POSSESSED

IF YE PREVAIL
 YE MAY PASS
IF YE FAIL
 TAKE HEED, ALAS

THE HEAVENS WILL DARKEN
THUNDER WILL ROLL
THE BOWELS OF EARTH
WILL CLAIM YOUR SOUL

Rob swallowed as he read the final line. They stared at the stone, silent for several moments.
Eleanor found her voice first. “What does that mean?”
“Nothing. It just keeps nosy Humans away,” an amused voice answered.








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The secrets of the Red Paint People have haunted Maine for 7000 years. Paige W. Pendleton is busy writing those tales. 

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1 comment:

  1. Mine is a general answer, as opposed to one specific mythical character -- the mythical creature that I love reading about the most is DRAGONS!! Pretty much will jump at anything that says it's about or features a dragon :) (Although, I do confess, I've not read ANY of the Anne McCaffrey Dragonriders of Perm books - isn't that terrible?!?!)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway here! I have an e-copy of this book and hope to get to it soon!

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