The Child of Mystery - Chains of Darkness 1 by Eve Hathaway

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The clock is ticking, and time is running out...NOT ALL THINGS BOUND IN CHAINS SHOULD BE FREED

Time for Melinda is fast running out. Time for her to make her escape. And time to make a daring rescue.

From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph's Gift, Children of Time, Chains of Darkness, Tropical Storms and Friend Zone...

The only thing fifteen-year-old Melinda has been thinking about ever since she found out that she was betrothed to a man twice her age was how to escape the madness of the cult she had been trapped in. But escape seems easier said than done, especially since Melinda is being kept under the watchful eyes of her Uncle, an Aunt who never seems to sleep, and the Elders.

Melinda has the unique ability to see things no one can, like Angels and, once one Halloween, a demon. Her power also allows her to see a boy named Caleb, who isn't really a boy but has the fading aura of an Angel, get captured by the Elders. Kept in chains and tortured, Caleb’s agonizing cries are a constant reminder of why she must get as far away from the cult as she can. She must escape, and soon, but not without trying to rescue Caleb.

Does Melinda have the power to not only save herself, but to save Caleb? And if she can save him, has she saved an angel… or a demon?

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“What’s with the angel, anyway?” Gabe asks, watching her as she smooths the jagged fringe of her hair.

“You can see them, too?” That’s the other reason she likes him so much. When she told him that she could see them, he didn’t automatically say that she was crazy, like so many other people did. He merely nodded, and listened. He didn’t believe her, not then. But he does now.

“No, but I kinda assumed, after what happened last night,” he says, leaving the sentence unfinished. He leaves the bathroom . She keeps snipping, concentrating on keeping her hand steady.

“Um, Melinda?”


“Where is he?”

She feels a lump form in her throat, and fights back a wave of nausea as she goes to confirm what she’s inexplicably terrified about: the bed where Caleb was curled up on is empty. The silvery aura, the wall of flames—she doesn’t exactly believe in being able to see the future, but right now, she has a very bad feeling that something terrible is going to happen.

Other Books in the Series:

2 - The Spawn's Blood

3 - The Unbreakable Bind

4 - The Grace Bearer

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Published May 17, 2013 by Publications Circulations LLC. 45 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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