Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cursed with Power: New prologue

Cursed with Power: Prologue
In the original prologue of Cursed with Power the story went that Celestria wrote a letter to Adam, her ex-lover, addressing her fears of the new world she must now face.  However, the new prologue does not follow that same outline.
The new prologue introduces a side to Celestria that does not begin to develop until the middle of the book. Since Celestria is a Dark magician, should we feel sympathy for her?  She comes off at first as a headstrong, determined woman and the sympathy we want to feel for her and the relations we want to share with her might seem at first too far off.
A horrifying event occurs and Celestria is faced with a tough decision to make.
Heat rose from the floorboards of the church the moment I entered.  I covered my mouth with the sleeve of my dress, but a dark cloud of smoke struck me in the face.  Falling against a board, I struggled to regain balance.  I gathered my dress together and took another step toward the fire, but I could not see a sign of the child’s presence.  A piece of wood dropped from the ceiling, nearly hitting me.  I ducked and glanced around the room, but in the blaze of the fire I could not see anything.  A cross near the altar lit up in flames as a pile of wood toppled it.
“Hello?” I cried out in a muffled voice.  Coughing, I backed away as the fire spread.  Tears swelled up in my eyes, and an overwhelming nausea swept over me.
Suddenly there was a faint cough and a girl whispered, “Help.”  My ears perked up as I tried to determine where the child was.  There was a crack, and when I glanced up I was horrified to realize another part of the ceiling was falling apart.  The board came down at me, but before it hit me something else did.  My face slammed into the wooden floor, and something heavy lifted off my back.

For readers who have already read the entire book or read the original prologue, this new addition is optional to read.  The events in the prologue do return later on in the book and show significance, and Alaire has an appearance in the prologue as well.

The new prologue has already been uploaded onto inkpop.  It's been awhile so I'm trying to catch up with myself again, but if you've enjoyed the book so far definitely take a look at the new material.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to my email.
Lindsey R. Sablowski

"There's a lot that I want." He said. He smirked as he said it like he knew he was pushing my patience.