The Perilous Realm Online, Part Twenty-One

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE There was a warm green light on his eyelids, and the sound of birds singing. Will opened his eyes. Above him he saw what looked like wide sheets of patched green cloth, held up by poles of peeled white wood. In the centre of all this was a […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part Twenty

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER TWENTY Nothing could be done. They turned away numbly from the sealed door. At Pendrake’s bidding, they hurried together to the end of the passage, through the archway and into the open air.  To Will’s surprise the world that met his eyes was not covered in snow and ice. […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part Nineteen

The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER NINETEEN The fortress was filled with a stony silence, broken only by the echo of their own footsteps and the distant moan of the wind in the towers above. Soon they came to a broad landing where a sunbeam filled with swirling dust motes slanting down […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part Eighteen

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Will stared at the place where Shade had been only a moment before. Finn ran back and took him by the arm. “We have to go, now!” Numb with shock, Will fell into line with the others. As quickly as they dared they descended the steps, which were […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part Seventeen

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER SEVENTEEN They set out from the cave at dawn the next morning, Pendrake taking the lead. He walked quickly and said very little. Will had the feeling his thoughts were as much on Rowen as they were on what lay ahead. Ever since he met the old man Will […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part Sixteen

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER SIXTEEN  Outside the keep it was morning and some sunlight had managed to pierce through the grey shroud over the city. When they reached the far side of the moat, Freya left them briefly, and returned with a donkey cart lined with straw, as well as a small parade […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part 15

The Perilous Realm Online Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER FIFTEEN  Will could hear Hodge and Flitch grunting and cursing as they scrambled up the heap of stones. “Carrion … bladderbrain … bucket of tripe,” Flitch growled, and Will was not sure whether the words were intended for him or for Hodge. If they were […]

The Perilous Realm Online, Part 14

  Book One: The Endless Road       CHAPTER FOURTEEN   Will thrashed and fought, but rough, powerful hands quickly stuffed him into what seemed to be a large canvas sack. He tumbled and kicked in the sudden dark. “Let me out!” he screamed. The only result was a blow to his stomach from […]

The Perilous Realm Online Part 13

Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER THIRTEEN The next morning the companions set out again on the raft, and crossed in a short time to the far shore of the lake. Other than the occasional glimpse of birds, or small animals darting through the tussocks, nothing moved except themselves. They kept careful watch for the […]

The Perilous Realm Online Part 12

The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER TWELVE  They floated across the lake in the dark, and as they shared what little food they had, Will told Moth the tale of how he had found Shade at the library. Pendrake described the journey from Fable and their escape from the shard, thanks to […]