Check out Timoran Wrath’s big debut in Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99. *Potential Spoilers. Hard to really explain on this one.* (Reminder that tomorrow is the first named debut of the 5th champion who debuts in Family of the Tri-Rune. It will be marked as Spoilers, but I’ll be using the character’s name in future posts. Sorry, but it’s getting really hard to market the books without naming the main characters.)
(For anyone brave enough to go here, this is Timoran’s unnamed debut in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.)
“It sounds like the battle has become a hunt among the tents. Maybe we-” starts Nyx. Her words are cut off as a long, red arrow punches through her left side, streaking towards Luke. The forest tracker snatches it out of the air and dives to catch Nyx in the same fluid motion. He holds her carefully as she leans against him.
“This really hurts,” she groans, slumping to the ground. He lays her down and puts the arrow into a belt loop as he struggles to figure out what to do. A few orcs turn to see the injured caster, but are immediately killed by the dwarven knight.
“Don’t talk. We need Aedyn or something,” Luke says, bending down to examine the bleeding hole in her side. “You would think that Lord Highrider would bring a few healers on a hunt like this.”
Luke tries to use a muddy flag to stop the bleeding while Nyx’s pain-wracked face begins to turn pale. He looks around the battlefield helplessly until he sees a figure retreating from between some distant tents. His anger grows as he sees the tall, green-skinned warrior in gothic armor with a gaudy longbow and a serrated blade strapped to his back. The sound of three orcs approaching him remains unnoticed even when the bandits are almost on top of Luke.
“Watch yourself, my friends!” yells a deep voice from behind the approaching orcs. All three of them are hacked in half with a single swing of a great axe. Luke looks up to see the redheaded barbarian covered in blood.
“Thanks,” Luke says, staring at the large man with gratitude.
“Take this potion. It will minimize her bleeding,” the large man promises. Luke nods as he takes the amber potion and hands it to Nyx. She drinks it quickly to ease her pain as soon as possible.
“I have to go take care of something, Nyx. I saw the thing that shot you and it wasn’t an orc,” Luke says as he draws his saber. “Are you going to be okay?”
The barbarian puts a strong hand on the half-elf’s shoulder. “She will be safe, little warrior. I will protect her. Just promise me that she will not use too much magic.”
“Why not?” Nyx croaks.
“It makes me uncomfortable,” the man admits. An orc runs at the small group only to have its skull caved in by the broadside of the barbarian’s axe.
“What kind of wimpy barbarian are you?” Nyx snaps while trying to stand.
“Behave yourself, Nyx. No reason to anger the people keeping you alive,” Luke warns her. “Thank you, sir. We’ll get a drink after this battle.”
“I will hold you to that,” the barbarian says with a warm smile.
CONTINUED IN PRODIGY OF RAINBOW TOWER