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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
When the mysterious, magical Daltians burn Michael's town to the ground, he jumps at a chance for revenge. Enter Operation Indigo. Soon he, Jonna, and a suspicious half-Daltian named Kat are on their way to infiltrate the Daltian empire and tear it down from the inside.

But the Daltians Michael meet are nothing like what he expected, and his own people aren’t everything he thought they were. As war builds, he finds himself torn between two seemingly different worlds that are harder to tell apart than he could ever have imagined.

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Submitted: July 30, 2017

The world was on fire, and Michael was aware of every detail. The smoke that stung his eyes and choked his lungs. The greedy flames l... Read Chapter

Chapter One

Submitted: July 30, 2017

“What do cows do with their free time?” “Please, Jonna. No more cow jokes.” Michael stifled a sigh. “My whole life revolves... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: July 30, 2017

Michael couldn’t hold his fork. It was an odd feeling, feeling his hand shake so hard he couldn’t grip. He stared at it with deta... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: August 01, 2017

“You two children tell a fascinating story. You really do.” Councilman Gilbreth glanced from Michael to Jonna and smiled a cold, slim... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: August 02, 2017

“Ready, aim, fire!” Michael released his arrow and watched nervously as it flew off his bow, sailed through the air, and caught t... Read Chapter

Chapter Five

Submitted: August 04, 2017

“Okay. First week over with. Report.” Natalie dragged a hand through her tangled hair and looked at them expectantly. “Well? Report... Read Chapter

Chapter Six

Submitted: August 04, 2017

Before anyone had a chance to react, Elias hurled his beer mug at Kat. She flitted out of the way, and the tumbler smacked Mich... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven

Submitted: August 21, 2017

I’M BACK! I’M BACK!! So whaddid I miss?

(Cue Daveed Diggs’s Thomas Jefferson flouncing into Congress in a fuchsia suit. Head first into an elliptical abyss…)

I started school a few weeks ago (forgot how chaotic that life is) and one week off turned into two weeks off… but I think I’ve figured out how to balance homework, writing, sleep, and a social
life. Maybe. Hopefully. We’ll see.

Many apologies, and thanks for your patience!
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Chapter Eight

Submitted: August 23, 2017

As soon as the papers were in his pocket, Michael felt a wave of relief wash over him. He’d stolen them without being spotted. The reli... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine

Submitted: August 26, 2017

Nathaniel set off running so quickly that Michael was out of breath in minutes. The rocky path they took through the forest was rough and... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten

Submitted: August 27, 2017

“And you wonder why I would not turn her over to you.” Natalie glared at the man and shook her head. “She is worth more alive than ... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven

Submitted: August 29, 2017

They had been traveling less than a minute when Kat abruptly pulled her horse to a stop. She tensed and glanced around. “Do you hea... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve

Submitted: August 31, 2017

Rain was coming down in a steady shower, but Michael hardly noticed it. His clothes were soaked and stuck to his skin, but he wasn’t co... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: September 04, 2017

Cold wind bit Michael’s cheeks as he stepped out of the stable. His feet sank into muddy ground. The rain had lightened to a drizzle, b... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen

Submitted: September 06, 2017

For several tense seconds, Michael and the figure at the top of the stairs stared at each other openmouthed. Michael pressed a ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: September 07, 2017

The rain had stopped, but the wind was blowing fiercely. Michael shivered and pulled his cloak tightly around his shoulders. Nathaniel’... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: September 11, 2017

Tension filled the air thickly, so thickly Michael could hardly breathe. Natalie’s eyes bored into him. His mind screamed for... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen

Submitted: September 13, 2017

The steady beat of the horse’s hooves had almost lured Michael to sleep. They plodded on for what he guessed were hours, although his b... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen

Submitted: September 19, 2017

The floor of the cell was dusty and cold, but Michael hardly noticed it. His legs gave out, and he flopped on the ground. He felt calm. D... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen

Submitted: September 20, 2017

They came at dawn the next morning. Nathaniel and Jonna were curled up next to each other snoring when Natalie came down the steps wi... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty

Submitted: September 25, 2017

“Michael.” The boy was shivering. His freckles stood out against the ghostly pallor of his skin, and his hands twitched violently... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One

Submitted: September 27, 2017

Michael hadn’t known what was happening at first. A sudden burst of shouting and jostling had yanked him from his memories. He stood th... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two

Submitted: September 27, 2017

“Me?” Michael stared at her, sure he’d heard wrong. “What do you mean, me?” “You, your sister, and Nathaniel.” Albiya s... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three

Submitted: October 02, 2017

Solomon’s stomach churned as he pulled the door of the courtroom open. For weeks, he’d envisioned this moment. He would stand up prou... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Four

Submitted: October 03, 2017

“I told you, sir. I believe Michael and the others are not guilty.” Solomon could hardly believe how steady his voice was. He sou... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 04, 2017


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