Welcome to Six-Sentence Sunday!
I so much enjoyed highlighting Book 1 of the Blood Skies series last week that I thought I’d revisit the past again. This time we’ll visit BLACK SCARS, Book 2 in the series.
In this segment, our hero, young warlock Eric Cross, has been captured by the vampires of the city-state of Krul. After spending a bit of time in the vampire’s prison, Cross is informed by a fellow captive, Danica Black, that they and another prisoner named Kane are going to be forced to compete in the vampire’s gladiator games. Cross is injured at this point, and so he must be prepared for this torturous event…
Cross drifted in and out of consciousness, and in and out of pain. He saw milk-colored chambers of icy steel and iron machines that churned steam and cemetery smoke.
They strapped him to a cold table. His skin was treated with pungent oils and powders that looked and smelled of grave dust. He was forced into a vat of crimson brine and black nutrients that soaked into his skin, and he was left to float weightless, somehow not drowning, like a fly trapped in honey.
Cross felt little of it: he could tell what was happening, but none of it seemed real.
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