Hawk (working title)
by Jack Wolfe Frost
Fantasy story about a Prince - Hawk - who loses that which he loves most, and in an adventure to recapture it, finds himself placed with a task of destroying his own royal heritage.
Chapter 1: The Beginning
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Chapter One: The Beginning
Prince Hawk felt everyone’s eyes turned on him, and he but a dumb fool, as the Ancient knelt before him, offering the sword. A million thoughts streaked through his brain threatening to overwhelm him.
Hawk scrambled up a small bank and hid behind a tree, panting and exhausted. He wondered why Aamon had created this twisted forest to play out the battle. Why not simply slaughter his men on the open plains? But who knows how a demon’s mind works?
Angus, being thrown by the blast into the mass, could not believe his ears as he regained consciousness. Silence. Almost. Was that birdsong he could hear? Pulling himself from the forest floor, he only saw - forest. Huge ferns, small wild flowers in bloom, mossy tre...
As they exited the forest, they were amazed to see their horses, untouched. Hawk’s horse, Quicksilver, sported the King’s battle standard.
“Magic indeed,” said Hawk, “and at least we march home with flag.”
They were only half a day&rsqu...