PROPHECY OF CONVERGENCE
Oracle's Path #1
The twisted dragon queen stirs…
Half-elf Oracle Aviana is no stranger to prophecies. With a strong connection since birth to the dragon god, Akorith, the dissonant whispers of fate have followed her from the beginning. And when an ominous warning foretelling of the destruction of her clan comes her way, she isn’t sure what to make of it.
But when her younger sister needs to be prepared for her coming of age trial—a task that will test the woman’s fortitude and innocence—Aviana is the one tasked with showing her the world outside their secluded town. Her hands full with her sister’s childish nature, a foreboding prophecy is the last thing Aviana needs on her mind.
The signs of the prophecy, however, appear: pirate attacks, a fight with a dragon, and crossing paths with a cheerful dwarf and stunted, lecherous elf—and Aviana can’t ignore them. Things go from bad to worse, and she’ll have to trust her intuition and the most unlikely of allies to make it through, or the world will be plunged into chaos...
Everyone has their place.
Or they should. Twenty-year-old Aviana isn’t so lucky. Born to a clan that lost their way long before her time, she is the product of a pairing that should be celebrated. Instead, she hid in the shadows for her own protection and watched her family’s reputation crumble.
However, there is one being of great power and importance to her clan who has always believed in her, telling her she is destined for greatness. And now that she is to undergo her coming-of-age test—a test so grueling most never finish it on their first try—Aviana must prove herself worthy.
But as the hour glass drains, and lives hang in the balance, will she live up to her family name and the expectations placed on her?
Note: This short was previously available in Rogue Gallery.
A dragon’s trust. A clan divided. A god’s command.
Half-elf Oracle Aviana must complete an impossible task—unify her broken clan. Fractured during conflicts centuries before her time, they’ve lost their ways, causing Aviana’s existence, once seen as sacred, to be a living hell. At twenty years of age, and now an adult according to their customs, all she wants now is for them to see her as worth more than her blood. And the dragon god, Akorith, has just the plan.
A connection since birth to the mighty entity, his whispers have followed her dreams, speaking of an era long forgotten—one he needs her to revive, or a great darkness will consume all. To do so, she’ll have to complete a task her mother started before her disappearance: gain the trust of two dragons who now see her as the enemy.
Only problem? She’s not permitted to leave the clan’s territory. Any movement outside of town and she’s monitored. And such a task, even from a god, would be seen as treasonous. To make her task even harder, her mixed-blood nature begins altering her physical appearance, ensuring she’ll gain more enemies than allies if she doesn’t learn to conceal or control it.
And when she finally meets these two dragons, ones her mother had come to care for greatly, Aviana must make the most difficult choice of her life…
Note: This novella was previously available in Rogue Skies.