This is a sneak peek of my first novel, it is a story based on a world of swords, magic and kings and the adventure of a young prince named Helix who must overthrow his tyrannical cousin Demus in order to take his rightful place on the throne. I am hoping to continue the series all the way to seven books. But here is the first draft of Helix : The Ruby Sabre
Trumpets were blown, bells were peeled, drums were beaten, battalions of soldiers marched out, jesters tossed sticks and blew flames to entertain the crowd, horses neighed as the riders flaunted their strides, women danced in groups as well as men, wine and meat were served bountifully, old men were liberating jokes at corners as children played about. Orthodox city was really having a feast like never before, it had never been this alive in a long time. King Delux had thrown a feast for his son, Helix. Helix was the crown prince of Orthodox, he was celebrating his twentieth birthday which meant that in a year’s time he would be old enough to be king. But through the whole festivities, Demus, Helix’s cousin stood at a corner staring at his uncle, King Delux.
“You seem overjoyed today sir”, said Demus.
“Why shouldn’t I be, my son is gonna be the next king of Orthodox soon”, replied King Delux jokingly.
“I just hope it would be more interesting than this”, sneered Demus.
“Something on your mind”, asked King Delux in a puzzled manner.
“No nothing at all”, replied Demus blatantly.
King Delux moved out of his chambers towards the balcony to greet the immerse crowd when he met his son Helix
“Are you not happy about today”, asked King Delux.
“Yes father, but shouldn’t you contact Lucy first”, Helix replied.
“Aah yes you are right”, answered King Delux.
Later, King Delux walks towards the threshold, the abode of Lucy the witch, the popular witch doctor of Orthodox city. She was known to have the insight of precognition. She could tell when a really important event would take place and a lot of people sought after her insight so as to know what the future foretold for them.
King Delux entered her threshold and asked what the day foretold for him. Lucy then replied
“Evil!”, replied Lucy “the snake lays an egg and the egg devours the snake.
“Impossible!”, yelled King Delux “Helix will never harm me his father”
“Of course not”, replied Lucy “but is Helix the only relative you have?”
“You are insane Lucy” said King Delux now fuming with anger.
“You have sought my intellect for twenty five years and I have been never wrong my lord”, Lucy said “People say I see the future but they are wrong I only see the two possible outcomes, the good and the bad”.
“So what is the good aspect”, asked King Delux
“You can cancel the festival while you still can” replied Lucy
“Never!” King Delux yelled “I will not cancel my son’s birthday celebration because of your old prophesies which must have deteriorated due to old age”. With that said King Delux left the threshold to return to the festival.
“You were warned King Delux” muttered Lucy.
To Be Continued.