RELEASING IN 2012
Book Six from Rosalie Skinner's epic series: THE CHRONICLES OF CALEATH.
Underground: Day of the Sun
Excerpt: (before edit)
“Get the children out of the cart,” Caleath called. He scrambled under the jenny’s neck and pushed her hard against the solid rock, searching the cliff above them for an overhang. While the creature brayed with fear, he climbed into the cart and helped Gabrielle secure the children before more boulders bounced over the path.
He heard a voice, from further down the trail, scream. People shouted, children cried, and animals panicked. The awful scream of a donkey’s bray disappearing into the emptiness brought reality home. As the number and size of falling rocks increased, danger paralyzed many of the convoy.
Caleath lifted Bianca in his arms and leapt from the cart. With Gabrielle hugging Simon, they huddled over the children and waited below an inadequate overhang for the rockslide to end.
Beneath his feet, the ground shivered and began to shudder. He clutched irregularities in the rocks and shouted for the children to hang on to him. The dirt behind his heels sheered away from the cliff. The jenny and cart disappeared. The rumble of falling rock drowned the screams of terrified humans and the wail of frightened animals.
“Hold on to me,” Caleath shouted, as his fingers lost their grip. “By the One, hold on!”