Title: The Dragon in the Garden
Author: Erika Gardner
About the Book
It’s time to find out why she has this power.
Siobhan seeks out the Oracle and learns that only her Sight can help mankind navigate the travails of an ancient war. Our world is the prize in a battle between the dragons, who would defend us, and Lucifer’s fallen angels, who seek to take the Earth for themselves. Using her gift, she will have to make a choice that will decide humanity’s future.
Ian roughly grabbed my shoulders and spoke intently, “Haroa. I see you, Watcher.”
I spun at the powerful shout, breaking Ian’s grasp and the visions’ hypnotic spell.
The man I had helped yelled at Ian in fury. “No, Innon!”
Ian stepped back. His face contorted with rage. “Turel, I found her. I see her. This is my right.”
The dark-haired man folded his arms. He radiated authority. “No, for now I see her and there are laws that will not be broken. The human Haroa shall be present. She is in my Sight and in Our gaze. You will submit or pay forfeit, Innon.”
The two men locked stares. I gasped as the man called Turel began to glow. The light, the sunshine in his eyes suffused his entire being. Shifting waves undulated above him. The area above his back and shoulders concealed a pocket in reality. As Daisy once hid her bulk from my five-year old self’s eyes in the garden, Turel masked his wings.
Turel’s light grew brighter, more dazzling than a morning sunrise. He barked a command. “Hit’alem, Innon, I say begone.” Ian shot one more covetous glance at me and disappeared.
“Holy shit.” Tim sat up and stared at us, his face dazed.
I shielded my eyes with one hand as I stared at the glory of an angel revealed.
Turel cupped one hand under my chin, tilting my face to meet his gaze. He kissed one of my cheeks and then the other. His expression softened as he regarded me. “Siobhan Isabella Orsini, my blessing is on you,” he intoned.
How did he know my name?
“My name is Turel. I am one of the Two Hundred Fallen. We are the Observers of this war. You have my blessing and my protection as foretold. May you always see true. Shalom.” He pressed his lips to my forehead.
“I can offer my blessing and my protection over your home,” he offered. “Do you wish me to include your garden, too?”
I opened my mouth, but for once, nothing came out of it. I tried again. “What?”
“I say unto you, do you want me to include the garden?”
Thinking of Ian in my yard earlier, I found my voice. “Yes, I need my garden protected.”
Turel winked at me. “Good girl.”
About the Author
Erika resides in Northern California with her incredibly hot husband, their three amazing kids, and their chocolate Labrador named Selkie. To reach Erika regarding her books, wine recommendations, or to debate which Iron Maiden album is the best (clearly, it’s Brave New World), you can find her online at www.erikagardner.com.
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