The following is an excerpt from my upcoming novel, Trial by Fire, the first book in The New Earth Trilogy. Sign up for my weekly newsletter here to receive updates regarding the story and your chance for a free Kindle copy on December 13th! If you haven’t read chapter one, check it out here.
The trek back to Brekken came without incident. The party of four traversed through the thick forest, using their original path to find their way to Mandinan land. Dense underbrush and a thick top canopy soon gave way to sparsely populated trees and rolling green hills. Cows and other livestock grazed the land, and Usifi knew that they were close to home.
“Looks like we’ll have another good year,” Emmon stated, nodding to the grazing farm animals and the flourishing agriculture, patting the head of a goat as he passed. The expeditionary party, feeling safe in their homeland, loosened their warriors’ garb and assumed disarming postures.→ CONTINUE READING