The Golden Age will come to an end when the first hunter is born. Spawn of the Earth, none will know him, for he is a time bender.
Kymoorgrove was a small village in the mountain at the foot of the old masters’ temple. It used to be a lively place full of children running, laughing and playing hide and seek in the bordering forest. Ultimately though, the games ceased to be just that, when they turned instead into an endless nightmare. Most of the villagers had been either spirited away or killed during the war. All that was left in Kymoorgrove were children who had been forced to grow up too fast; wit and cleverness had saved most of them as they had learnt to move through tunnels and galleries under the village, always leading to the safety of the temple.
Under the cover of the mountains, Kymoorgrove had been a mystical place for centuries as the masters hid its location by bending space. But their powers were fading and all that they could hide now was the temple, leaving the village exposed to the growing danger.
Selena was the eldest of three siblings, whom she had raised after their parents disappearance. She was barely an adult now, but she had become wise beyond her years – with a little help from her godmother Iman, the only female master left in Kymoorgrove. Together, they had protected the children the best they could, but the task was getting harder every day. It was difficult to keep children confined to the temple and many of them sneaked out and were never seen or heard of again.
The war was something of the past, or rather it had become a day to day routine which did not help convincing the youngsters that life did not use to be like this. Today, only the masters knew of such times.
[to be continued]
Claire Perez Ekman © This work is copyrighted and protected by the law.