Witch’s Reign by Shannon Mayer EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Shannon Mayer
- Language: English
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The thing about giants is that while they are dumb as a bag of rocks,
they’re fast and mean, and don’t like giving up on prey. Especially
prey that is running flat out, prey who just stole a prized possession
from them that they believed kept their power at its peak, prey that may or
may not have flipped them off as it ran away.
I smiled to myself and dropped my hands. What could I say? The giants
deserved at least a one-finger salute.
I bent low over my horse’s neck, urging him to greater speed, even
though the ground was rock hard, covered in a thin sheen of ice in some
places, and bubbling toxic waste in others. No problem.
A pool spewed to my left and we veered to the right to avoid splash back
from the stinking green fluid that could burn through flesh and bone if so
much as a drop landed on us. I glanced over my shoulder, then let out a low
growl at the big-ass creatures charging down the gorge after us.
Weighing in at five tons per giant, they literally thundered along behind,
their feet slamming mini craters with each step.
“Nasty shit eaters,” I grumbled, doing what I could to squash the fear.
Really, it was nothing new. Steal the jewel, run from those we stole from.
Simple, yet not really. The giants let out a cacophony of roars that made the
hair on the back of my neck stand. The sound was like a wicked choir singing
for our destruction.
“Zam, distract them!” Steve shouted from ahead of me, panic lacing his
I turned my attention to doing just that. Balder, my horse, could outrun
Steve’s bigger war horse, no problem, but I couldn’t leave him behind. My
job was to get the idiot, and the jewel he carried, back to the Stockyards—
preferably in one piece.
I glanced back again at the giants. “Shit.” I whispered the word and
Balder tried to turn on the speed, picking up on the tension that raced through
me, but the ice below us made traction for that kind of speed impossible and
dangerous. If we fell, that would be bad, worse if we tumbled into one of the
toxic pits. Even my shifter healing metabolism wouldn’t save me then.
I held Balder back even as the giants closed in around us. He fought and
shook his head, knowing as well as I that we were very much the prey of the
Seven giants drove us from behind, and that would have been bad
enough. But the gorge we galloped through had fifty-foot-high sides blocking
any easy escape. But wait, it got better.
On those walls were five more giants, two on the left, three on the right.
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