Chapter 13 – Destination Known

Written by dcakers@dc-akers.com on November 1, 2013. Posted in Terra Vonnel

Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries

Destination Known

 

Terra Vonnel and her sailing master, Coven Breckrill, looked on from the quarterdeck of the Aspen. They had risked their lives countless times and lost several good men along the way. In the end, they had what they had come for, the Orb of Time. Now they would rewrite history, change their fortunes, and conquer the world. But most of all, Terra would have her mother back.

Mount Aries was no more, and in its place, a shell of a mountain engulfed in a blaze of emerald flames.

“I think I like the view from here much better,” Coven said, looking over at Terra.

She smiled as she looked down at the crimson-colored Orb and began to turn its brass dials.

“Yes, I would have to agree.”

Coven leaned forward, placing his hands on the helm.

“So where to now?” he asked with a grin. Even though Coven knew the answer to that question, it felt good to ask.

Terra looked up and stared into the sunrise, its ginger red swirls intertwined with shards of violet, stretching across the horizon. It was beautiful, she thought, almost perfect… but not perfect enough.

“I’m thinking Florida… July… around 1715. I hear it’s quite nice that time of the year,” she replied, sliding the last digit into place.

“Now, Vixen, I’ve seen that look before. Would ye be wantin’ t’steal something?” Coven asked in his best pirate voice.

Terra grinned. “Coven, my friend, a good quest always needs funding.”

They laughed as the sky above the great charcoal ship began to thunder, and in a flash of emerald green, the Aspen vanished.

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Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Akers started reading it as an adolescent. He was fascinated with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He currently enjoys reading works by Dean Koontz, Heather Brewer, J.K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan. Akers enjoys creating a fantasy world with compelling storylines, while injecting humor and a touch of drama into the action as he did with his first book Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries, which has received rave reviews. "I start every story with this thought: Where can I take my audience now? To me it's about the journey, the escape into a world filled with the fantastic and the unexpected. There is nothing like an adventure that takes you further from reality with every turn of the page." D.C. Akers was born in Texas and after spending several years working in accounting, Akers began to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a writer.

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