Here’s your sneak peek at A Chosen Path, book 3 in The Chosen Chronicles, set for a spring 2017 release!
The forest fell dead silent as the hairy creatures circling Tolen paused. A horrible smell, like sweat and death saturated the air, gagging him. He watched those holding the bows—waiting for the arrows to fly. He concentrated on the trees surrounding them, wanting to time the attack just right. He felt for the tremor of the Balance around him and focused on the calming ability of the Dicernan—the Unseen. It was time to become one with his surroundings and disappear. He tried to remember exactly what Vindi taught him.
“Lose the fear of the situation and focus on the tremors of the life forces around you—move with them. You are no longer apart from them—you are part of them.”
Tolen closed his eyes. “Now!”
The trees wrapped their branches around every creature they could reach. Tolen heard the snapping of their bones at the same moment he felt the Balance settle around him, and he became one with his surroundings. He opened his eyes and all was chaos. The grotesque creatures ran blindly into the forest as the trees ripped at their bodies. Tolen stayed where he was until the forest was finally still and not one wicked creature was left alive. He listened for the minds of innocent animals and made sure any remaining evil was a good distance away before he broke focus.
When he finally let go he had to bend over with his hands on his knees. Using the gift of the Dicernan was one of the most difficult gifts he’d yet to try. But it’d been a lot easier in the Light Realm where no evil tried to destroy him…