Hi guys, Thea here –
Here’s a snippet from a rough draft of a secret project. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Elder Races. This is something new, and I hope and believe it will become something wonderful in the end, but there’s a way to go until I get there. For now, I’m finding my way on a new path…. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂
And no, I’m not stopping work on the Elder Races! In fact, I’m in the final stages of brand new cover art that is frankly the best in the whole series, and I can’t wait to show it to you soon. For tonight, though, I’m sharing with you something totally new. As always, when I share rough draft snippets with you, this is subject to editing and revision.
The Escalade’s headlights lit the edges of the wet, burgeoning trees and foliage that hemmed the neighborhood streets. Black pressed on the other side of the trees, turning sights that had been long familiar strange, until it seemed as if she traveled down a secret tunnel.
Immense shapes made of shadows and leaves lurked in the trees. She thought she saw a wolf watching her, and a raven. Each one melted back into leaves and shadows as she drove past it.
Then she broke out of the foliage into an open area by the entrance to the interstate. A massive relief lifted her raw nerves, like she had traveled an unimaginable distance and crossed some kind of invisible border to a new country.
After a single glance back for the forest from which she had emerged, she turned onto the highway and drove into the city.
I’m forty years old, and I’m being born, she thought.