The Seven (Fist of Light, Book 1) by Derek Edgington

By Derek Edgington

Caleb Holden is a facetious, caustic seventeen-year-old boy who doesn’t have adequate feel to stick down for the count number.

His tale isn't really of a poster boy for fulfillment, yet fairly of a bothered youngster who was once compelled to develop up speedy, much less he fall into oblivion and obscurity. whilst the amulet he wears round his neck starts off to speak, in addition to provide him lip, his lifestyles is thrown for a loop. This units in movement a sequence of occasions that would finally lead him to his future, or loss of life. Given the ability to change the darkness that plagues the realm, he jumps on the chance with little hesitation. as with every his targets, Caleb doesn’t surrender or in until eventually he sees a problem via to its end.

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The Spackle keep their distance from me as best they can while I work. Which, I gotta say, is okay by me. Cuz I find I can’t really look ’em in the eyes. I keep my head down and carry on shovelling. indd 63 18/03/2013 13:09 or cooks but one of the Mayor’s first orders was for everyone to keep ’em locked away in their homes till the army collected ’em last night while I slept. “People had ’em living in their back gardens,” Davy says, watching me shovel as the morning turns to afternoon, eating what’s sposed to be lunch for both of us.

This is a democracy, Todd,” he sighs. ” “No idea,” I say, still looking, still not finding. ” I look at him. ” His eyes flash at me. “ You are either forgetting or do not know that we already fought a great war, a war to end all wars, at just about the time you would have been born. ” He sighs again. ” He rests his head against the brick. “Not everything is black and white, Todd. ” “But what if–” Ker-thunk. The lock on the door slides back and Mr Collins enters, pistol pointed. He looks straight at Mayor Ledger.

Indd 30 18/03/2013 13:09 hiding in their houses, so quiet they might be dead. Not one of them lifting a hand to save theirselves from what’s coming, hoping if they’re meek enough, if they’re weak enough, then the monster won’t eat ’em. This is where we spent all our time running to. I see movement down on the square, a shadow flitting, but it’s only a dog. Home, home, home, I can just about hear him think. Home, home, home. Dogs don’t got the problems of people. Dogs can be happy any old time. I take a minute to breathe away the tightness that comes over my chest, the water in my eyes.

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