He did not move from the spot where he stood.
He did not hear Jace calling out to him.
He did not notice the key slip from his fingers, making a little clang on the cobblestone floor.
The only thing that crossed his mind were the words that he whispered out loud.
Rayna Imperium is about to celebrate her tenth birthday, and she couldn't be more excited. There will be a big celebration in her honor, everyone from around the kingdom will be there, near and far, including her best friend Theo Serpentine. What's most important to her though is that she will finally come fully into her powers as a witch, or pytho as some called them.
But on the eve of her birthday, tragedy strikes when the former King of Somnium, Malum Serpentine, murders her father, King Gabriel of Terra. Through a course of events, her mother, Queen Ella, is taken prisoner, but then vanishes without a trace when accused of the murder. Her Uncle Kalevi, Captain of the royal guard, the Bellator's, must hide her away, keeping her identity a secret when the kingdom thinks the princess died along with her father.
With the help of her aunt Catherina, her cousin Cyrus and her friend Jewel, Rayna prepares to become a witch, a leader, and as others join them, a fighter. Each step of the way, Rayna learns about who she is and finds out secrets that happened long before her. Along the way, she runs into old friends and meets some new as well as enemies that she cannot see. As her eighteenth birthday draws near, she waits for when she can take back the throne, but as she has come to learn first-hand, nothing ever goes as planned.
***Published: January 21, 2020***
***Completed: December 26, 2019***
***Created: February 28, 2019***
- Introduction to Imperium
- Chapter 1- The Fall of Terra
- Chapter 2- The Jewel
- Chapter 3- If You Play With Fire...
- Chapter 4- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Chapter 5- Blood Is Thicker Than Water
- Chapter 6- The Hidden Castle
- Chapter 7- Revon (Part 1)
- Chapter 7- Revon (Part 2)
- Chapter 8- Secrets Have A Way (Part 1)
- Chapter 8- Secrets Have A Way (Part 2)
- Chapter 9- Never Ending Fantasy (Part 1)
- Chapter 9- Never Ending Fantasy (Part 2)
- Chapter 10- Someone's Always Watching (Part 1)
- Chapter 10- Someone's Always Watching (Part 2)
- Chapter 11- Creatures of the Obscurum Jungle (Part 1)
- Chapter 11- Creatures of the Obscurum Jungle (Part 2)
- Chapter 12- Let It Go (Part 1)
- Chapter 12- Let It Go (Part 2)
- Chapter 13- Search for Us (Part 1)
- Chapter 13- Search for Us (Part 2)
- Chapter 14- Running For The... (Part 1)
- Chapter 14- Running For The... (Part 2)