Some of the Tor raise their voices in suggestive panic until Mike bellows from the mound, “The Luminary of the East has not finished speaking. And, like each and every one of you, he is allowed that right.”
Immediately, the Clearing quietens.
My father appreciatively nods to Mike and continues, “Lifetimes of us guiding the lost out of the shadows and into the light have brought us all here to witness the alignment for the last time this age. But, in order for humankind to bask in their presence long after our bodies have turned to dust, we need to use this last chance we have to show them,” Eli says.
“Last chance?” Tre, the Clan Leader of the Triton’s, calls out.
The few of us who already know the answer hang our heads in sorrow.
My father looks up at Mike, inviting him to answer.
Inhaling deeply, Mike pulls himself up to stand even straighter and on a rushing exhale, he announces, “Even if we do get Josh back, and the world is spared from the Bloodstones rule, I have run out of time. This is last human life I will have on Earth for at least another two thousand years.”
Besides the odd gasp, the Clearing stills into stunned silence.
“This is the thirteenth and final time I can rise with you,” Mike addresses us all, but the amber flaring in his eyes is directing its heat straight at me. “Love led me into becoming the Fire Prince of the South, and to this day that love still burns as brightly as the Sun. But in the short time I have left, I will proudly stand with you as a man. As your servant. And as a Son of the Light. And I hope to show you…all of you, and the world, even well after I am gone, that I will burn for you, always.”
Title: The 13th Brigade
Author: Kylie Lehman
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Light bore her.
The Earth whittled her.
The Air swayed her.
The Water cleansed her.
The Fire renewed her.
And after thirteen lifetimes, her blood still condemns her…
As the final battle between her ancient enemies and her kin rages around her, Ren must decide if it will be her first great love, or the great man who has loved her since the first, who will sacrifice their last life on Earth to bring the truth to light to save a world teetering on the brink of eternal darkness.
This second installment of The Rosefire Trilogy by Ky Lehman: a series created for all young adults at heart, answers many of the questions raised in Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, as the individual battles of Ren, Josh, Mike and the Tor all come to a head as they wage their final war against humankind’s greatest threat. Ren also must cross swords with the traitorous Tor Princess, Avira, who is determined to claim Mike as her own, so they can live, and forget, together under the Bloodstones dictatorship of the new world: a darkness Ren and The 13th Brigade will fight until their last breath to save Mike, Josh, and the people of Earth from enduring.
The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is in the making, and will be coming…soon…
KY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety and a swim school owner, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the third book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING.
THE 13TH DESCENT Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZzeF_M_GaQ