Bec (The Demonata, No. 4)

By Darren Shan

As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior partners depart their devastated rath to respond to a plea for support. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the adventure may help her clear up the mysteries of her beginning. yet combating demons has a steep price...

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Yet i've got solid cause of asking. There’s whatever unsettling approximately your development. i believe i do know what it really is. yet i have to move inside of your brain to be certain. ” “Can’t you simply inform me? ” I groan. “Why all this want for secrets and techniques? ” “Druids and priestesses are creatures of secrets,” he says. “We dwell in worlds of mazes and mysteries. Secrecy is a part of who we're and the way we are living. it's going to be adequate for you while I say i have to do that. My purposes are unimportant. You both belief me otherwise you don’t. ” i need to drag a face and say that I don’t, to irritate him. yet his fear has set me caring too. Now that i believe approximately it, I notice no apprentice may still develop this a long way, this quick. Banba informed me lack of information is the best hazard any magician ever faces. should you don’t understand your self in detail — your powers and the magic you wield — in the end you’ll fall sufferer to forces of the unknown. “Very well,” I sigh. “But I don’t wish you rooting round inside of my head too lengthy. locate what you would like, then get out. If no longer, I’ll struggle. ” Drust nods, smiling wryly. Then, with no slowing, he's taking carry of my left hand and directs his concepts in the direction of me. i think his presence instantly, as though he opened a door into my brain and stepped via. His magic washes into me, seeping via my epidermis. so much of it truly is directed via his palms however it comes from different areas too — legs, chest, head. His strength is sort of a cloud wrapped round me, swallowing me, tasting and trying out me. quickly it’s as though there are humans sharing one physique. My suggestions are his — my earlier, my goals, my magic. I stiffen yet don’t cease strolling. circulation provides me a suggestion of separation. I’m nonetheless conscious of my person self, who i'm, who i used to be, who i am hoping to be. If I cease, I’m afraid Drust turns into me and I’ll lose myself to him thoroughly. He presses additional into my brain, looking, exploring the good of my magic. He’s already deeper inside me than Banba ever received, getting to know truths that no-one understands, my mystery needs and needs, my hopes, loves, and fears. And nonetheless he doesn’t cease. He retains going, engaged on the a part of me that's natural magic, dragging himself down in the direction of my center, deeper and deeper, searching... whatever flares inside of me. i believe a bolt of deadly strength shoot in the direction of Drust. i do know it is going to kill him upon touch yet I can’t cease it. It’s coming from a spot I can’t keep watch over, that I didn’t be aware of used to be there. The bolt flies immediately at Drust, expanding in energy. It’s going to kill him! it is going to blow him aside! It — by surprise he isn’t there. touch has been damaged. He throws himself away bodily, brain following, disappearing from my suggestions, crying out in soreness, yet now not this type of soreness that accompanies dying. I cry out too and drop, head on fireplace, screaming, feeling the bolt of energy explode into nothingness, tearing on the rim of my brain yet no longer harmful me, unlike it should have broken — destroyed — Drust. vivid lighting. Stars. Then a crimson haze. whilst it clears, everyone’s round Drust and me. involved for me, cautious of the druid.

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