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Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

11.5K Reads 759 Votes 7 Part Story
Jinx By Jenjibread Updated Jul 28, 2016

Your beloved prince consort. Your most enchanting crown princess. Your virtuous empress. Tell me, have you already forgotten my name? 

The palace is a graveyard of dreams and hope. It slowly lures you in with its mesmerizing beauty, giving silky promises of power and wealth. But as soon as you take a step into the mirage, the doors snap shut. Then you realize...

The high palace walls are nothing more than a cage of bones. The peaceful lotus pool is simply a resting place for thousands of lost souls. And laughter and smiles are a weapon to kill you before you can even mutter a single word. When lucky, a remain or two may find its way out - a fragmented jade or two bloody teeth, a remembrance that this indeed was history. 

From her birth, she was chained by the invisible strings of fate. What was the palace but another prison? Her bargain was her freedom, and his bet was the future of the empire. He favored the land over her, so she chose herself over him. 

But when she finally had the chance to escape, she found that she couldn't. For her hands were spotted with crimson blood.

Youth_Fire Youth_Fire Mar 31
I'm like going to study this day and night, and try to figure out how you write so good!
Hikarah Hikarah Mar 18
FTR A your cover is amazing I love it B I'm a china fan so I'm excited C Captivating Paragraph brownie points D I'm surprised this book doesn't have more votes and I haven't even finished the book thats how good I know it'll be.
Netshaly Netshaly Jul 28, 2016
Checked out the share your story, and I'm glad that I found this. I really enjoyed to read this chapter.
mahana258 mahana258 Jul 27, 2016
I really liked this. I like that (so far) it isn't what I think of as traditional historical fiction with a focus on Europe and such. This was a good intro to introduce us to your world a bit, and give us a sense of your writing style which I love!
1st paragraph and I've already got goosebumps... My bones are telling me this is going to be a good book😄
Afrique_Serenity Afrique_Serenity Aug 04, 2016
This intro is wow! If you hold this tone and writing throughout the book then more wow. I liked how the intro left room to really ponder what the heck is going on. It was vague in a good way which leaves room for suspense.