A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Eighty-eight

The fungus monster lashed out, trying to slap the humans for letting it run away, but in the end he ran into the bushes after it. Cerys watched it leave, partly amazed at what had just happened, and partly disappointed that she still had not been able to use her magic. Both creatures were quickly out of sight, and out of earshot not long after that.

“We’ve wasted enough time,” Sir Carter said, the frustration in his voice growing. “Let’s go.”

The party hiked through the forest for what felt like the better part of a mile. Then the trees Thinned, giving way to a grassy field, and very soon after that, a sandy beach. It was not ocean water that they had come to; there were no waves lapping at the sand, no salt in the air. It was a lake and a big one, so far as Cerys could tell, for she could not see any other shore. As Ridley had said, there was the boat. It was a great deal larger than a row boat, but much smaller than a ship. Had they been on Earth, Cerys might have been tempted to call it yacht. She was not sure what to call it there in Summerlay. All she knew was that it looked big enough to hold all of them quite comfortably.

They wasted no time and climbing on to it, Ridley and Carter preparing the sails and pulling up the anchor. Before long, everyone was on the boat, and it was moving out over the dark waters.

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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