A/N: So, as promised, here is the
first chapter - or actually rather a prologue - of my new novel.
The protagonist is based on my entry of kkolivia's Character
Profile Challenge. It's in my Writing Portfolio under the name
'Zephira', in case you wanted to check it out :D Thank you all so
much for reading and you deserve my eternal gratitude if you
comment :) Enjoy reading! xx Paige
P.S. Thanks to UnderXYourXSpell, for
the necessary corrections :D
Once upon a time, in an era that was similar
to our Middle Ages, there was a world. That world was mostly sea
and oceans, and the land that existed was, for the greater part
made up of islands and archipelagoes. However, there was one
larger main land. On the main land there were two grand
of them was called the West Kingdom. As its name tells us, it was
located on the west side of the continent, surrounded by water
and mountains. The weather was kind, and even though the harsh
winters claimed many deaths, the other seasons brought rain and
sun, cold and heat, perfectly balanced. The West Kingdom was a
prosperous country, with a well-faring economy. The largest part
of the population were farmers or merchants, no one completely
ground was fertile and the connections were stable. Everything
But, of course, in history it is often
proven that peace doesn't last long.
neighbor of the West Kingdom was less lucky. The East Empire, as
it was called, didn't have the same advantageous climate as his
complementary twin brother had. It was capricious and
winters were even deadlier than those in the west, and three
quarters of the newborns froze to death.
the summer, the snow peaks of the Sky Mountains - that stretched
over the northern frontiers of the two countries - melted because
of the burning heat that washed over the areas. Because of that,
countless villages and towns becamethe prey of floods. The other
part,which wasn't overflowed, cracked under the weight of thirst.
The population became so thinned out one could walk for hundreds
of miles and not pass another human being.
Because of the changeable weather, the
ground became infertile. Food was precious and expensive, and if
the people didn't die of hunger and thirst, robbers would kill
them. They became so desperate that human lives degraded on the
ladder of precedence.
East Empire was hopeless.
borders that separated the lands became an almost visible line
that crossed fields, forests, deserts and plains.
didn't take long for the East Emperor to realize that there was
only one way to end the condition of his Empire. Because his
ground was not good enough anymore, he should relocate it, and
the only other 'available' land was his neighbor's. The West
thus started a war between the two countries of the main land.
Generations later, when the East Emperor and the West King were
replaced by their sons and they by theirs, the war was still
Only this time was a time of changes and
wonders. This was a time for miracles to come true.