Propheticus: The Mangitori De Sangue
Author: Emma Daley
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: April 14, 2011
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This is a self published, sci-fi fantasy book set in an ancient universe. Four destined characters run into each other by chance and discover their pasts connect them in a prophecy to destroy some of the universes most gruesome creatures. The mystery of Aniah's past begins to unravel when she meets a stranger in the desert outside her ranch on the planet Delucia. Strange things start to happen around the ranch and Aniah experiences horrible nightmares of a dark creature the longer this stranger stays and the more she begins to question her fathers disappearance years ago. This story takes you to other worlds and although the first novel offers a little more romance and mystery with some thriller, the other novels in the series have more action and adventure in them as the characters travel the universe and visit incredible worlds. Sample from the book: There is something frightening about the way a hateful, unknown creature looks back at you. The way its beady red eyes snarl at you, and it's cheek curls with a hiss to reveal the greedy canines beneath. It is one thing to dream of this beastly creature, and it is another to have it inches from your face, its warm ungodly breath on your cheek, and its pallid gray bones reaching to devour you. My name is Aniah, and once my world was safe. But like many others throughout the universe-and here on the planet Delucia-fate would have me meet with the Mangitori de Sangue; an ancient army of blood-lusting creatures who have been frightening and devouring the inhabitants of the universe for decades. My fate brings me deep into their world. In fact, it is written somewhere-and the stories have been told long before I was ever born-of a prophecy wherein a young woman with the heart and soul of an angel will lead the universe in a victory against the Mangitori de Sangue. I am that woman. I just have to stay alive longenough to figure out how.
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I followed the cuts and bruises up his olive skin, washing and dressing his arms, only slowing when I moved curiously to his chest. I lingered there, marveling at the masculine features. He was still very thin from being without food or water for months, but his muscles were clearly defined under his tan skin, which had more luster than I had remembered in the desert. Unlike before, his skin pulled tight against the muscle that had developed over days and showed no inadequacy. The Questerian tribe here was sort of diminutive in stature. I had never seen someone so big and so perfectly formed and sculpted. I continued across his sturdy chest, dabbing the damp rag more carefully. As I moved up his chest, I noticed a necklace tied loosely around his strong neck. It was constructed of some kind of leather, I gathered by the smell of the strung hide strap. It knotted at the end, and twisted around a tiny black fang about the size of my small finger. I couldn’t help but notice the mysteriousness of the trinket and I lifted it carefully into my hand. The claw was sharp against the tip of my finger and it pricked the soft skin, drawing a small drop of blood.
Suddenly, the feel of the air turned sharp and cold and sent shivers down my spine. I began to feel as if I was being watched, as if some unfamiliar and intense eyes were on me. I lifted my head and gasped when my eyes met with his. Their dark copper drew me in. They were astounding and illuminating; their color seemed to burn like fire. The walls around me closed in till there was nothing more impelling. I dropped the necklace, transfixed by the stunning distraction, and found myself staring. His eyes reflected the color of the copper moon at dusk.
About the Author:
At only the age of three, you could find Emma perched in the center of the dining table, a tape player in her lap, while the other kids gathered to listen to her recite her own creative version of her favorite tales like "Jack and The Bean Stalk" or "Peter Pan". Her imagination was fueled when she signed up for a high school Greek Mythology class. It was there in high school Mythology class that Emma found her dream. Her teacher recognized her talent, and encouraged her to pursue a career in the one thing that brought her imagination to life, writing. As a military wife and with life's fast pace and strenuous demands, it wasn't until she was 26 that she finally decided to pursue those long forgotten dreams. She started her very first novel Propheticus in November of 2008, which will be released in December of 2010 and is working on the 2nd and 3rd sequels, with several other book ideas on the shelf waiting to be dusted off and put into words.
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