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Heir of Beasts

Heir of Beasts

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swpoet By swpoet Updated 3 days ago

When we were children they whispered about beasts that hid amongst the shifting dunes, dark things with sharp teeth and loud howls and an insatiable thirst. Animals that gutted their prey and left intestines rotting in the sun and bones sprawled out across dried riverbeds. We listened with attention rapt, and shivered despite the searing desert heat.
   
But I'm not a child anymore, and I know better. The sand dusted coyotes, the sleepy vipers... they're just animals, dumb and slow. I've met the real beast of the dunes, and he's nothing like they say. He wears the skin of a man, and the silks of a noble, and spins lies with a silver tongue sharp enough to make the earth bleed...
    
And he holds my life in his blood-stained hands.

Is this real life? When I clicked this story I had no idea my dreams would finally be answered
Nikolai_Watson Nikolai_Watson Aug 23, 2016
Thank god for originality.
                              
                              *wipes tear(s)*
                              
                              It's been so long o(╥﹏╥)o
Has my search (for the fantasy you just described) finally come to an end?
RedasNight RedasNight Nov 30, 2016
You're dialogue flows very well and is perfectly interspersed with descriptive elements
glass-- glass-- Aug 17, 2016
Well that was great. 
                              
                              I'm not gonna lie, I was really pulled to this for the amazing cover. (I know, I'm trash) But this is a great start to an interesting novel. 
                              
                              *enthusiastic applause*
Ange_Ackerman Ange_Ackerman Aug 06, 2016
I like your style, more dialogue heavy than descriptive. I feel like each character is revealed in the way they speak, as well as the world they are moving in. I'm interested to know more. :-)