angels and elementals, guarding his every move, things are not looking good for Charlie
Blake. Tasked with the responsibility of saving mankind, finding the four diamonds to
restore the talisman is all he can think of, but when his prophetic visions start to invade his
reality and he suddenly can’t distinguish the dream world from the real world, the pending
extinction of mankind becomes the least of his problems. Everyone assumes Charlie’s
dormant powers are activating, until he starts showing symptoms of a deadly disease.
time to locate Raphael’s Stone, the air diamond, before an imminent pandemic destroys
civilization. As he ventures into dangerous lands once again, he unearths shocking revelations
about his past life that forces him to question his allegiance. With no one to turn to for
answers, he can’t help but wonder if his purpose is truly to save mankind.
his eyes he didn’t recognise. This wasn’t the man he had moved in with. He wasn’t the man
who was soon to become his adoptive father. This was an impostor.
you. What good is immortality if I’m stuck in one place?’ He stopped and dropped his arm by
his side, the knife slipping out of his grasp and landing with a clunking noise on the marble
guarded stance. Charlie couldn’t help but wonder who was more afraid of whom.
seem a tad ungrateful,’ Derkein went on in a flat tone. His blank expression left no room for
interpretation. ‘If I have to rot in hell, I don’t see why I should have to suffer alone.’
him backwards. Charlie waited for the collision of his back with the conservatory door, but
the impact didn’t occur. Instead, he found himself falling and landing hard on his back in
darkness. The only source of light came from the kitchen ahead of him where Derkein was
when you resurrected me, or did I not deserve the common courtesy of a conscious thought?
I’m not like you. I’m not like them. Tell me, Charlie. What am I, exactly?’
sorry.’ The words barely escaped his mouth.
complete darkness. He sat in the empty silence, waiting. It wasn’t until he heard his rapid
breathing that he realised panic had overcome him. Charlie scampered to his feet and charged
ahead of him, ramming into the hard, rough texture of a brick wall.
With his palms braced against the wall, he remained still as the voice slowly faded. He held
his breath as silence invaded the space once again. When the voice didn’t return, he made a
move to the right, running his hand over the wall as he searched for the door.
he released his breath. He spun around, shifting his head left and right, but his eyes couldn’t
penetrate the darkness that surrounded him.
his hand over his chest in search of the familiar touch of the two silver rings he had become
so accustomed to over the past five years, but the chain wasn’t around his neck. Although
he couldn’t see anything, he suddenly felt as though the darkness was closing in on him,
compressing his lungs as if attempting to stifle him.
lump forming in his throat as he stared at the figure submerged in the light, dangling about
two feet off the ground.
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