I’ve finally mustered up the strength and edited a slight portion of my next novel, Road to the Throne. In this post I will be sharing with you the prologue of this book.
Before I do that, let me tell you what I love about prologues. First of all, they are not as threatening as the first chapter, and they let me lead into the book without totally exposing what the entire book is about.
However, there are some instances where you shouldn’t use prologues, which I’ll talk about in my next blog post.
Without further ado, here is the prologue!
Quiet. The day was over, and noise had ceased to exist. The loud chirping birds were resting, the buzzing insects were asleep, and every hardworking man and woman was at peace for the day.
The sun rose slowly and quietly on the horizon, and with it, two horses rode madly through the town. It was not for an announcement, they did not want anyone to wake. Instead, the three passengers kept their heads down and pressed the horses to go faster before the townspeople were to rise.
“Alice, Alice.” the woman hissed urgently. The small girl awoke from a nap, stirring in her mother’s arms.
“What?” she croaked, her eyes still closed.
“We must part ways here, child. We’ve made some mistakes, and we need to go.”
“Why can’t I come too?” Alice asked in a whiny tone, rubbing her eyes sleepily.
“Hurry, Sybil, the sun is rising.” the man snapped, looking worriedly out into the horizon. The horses came to a stop.
“Stay here, Alice, until we send for you.” Sybil ordered, smoothing down Alice’s windswept hair.
“When will you come back?” she whimpered as she was slowly dropped down from the horse. The saddle tugged on her dress, and Alice pulled on it harshly.
“Soon, I promise.” Sybil replied soothingly. The man and women connected eyes and in a second, their horses began to work again, their hooves hitting the cobblestone with a distinct ‘clank’.
Alice stood still, in the middle of the street. She listened as everything began to make noise, and she knew that the blissful quiet would never embrace her again.
Worlds away a collection of kingdoms existed. They were not like any other kingdom ever heard of. These kingdoms were infused with magic and spirits. And magic, as some may know, can do either two things: help or hurt.
Hope you enjoyed this little preview! If only the rest of my book could be edited as quickly as this.