Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted

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Language: eng
Format: mobi
Published: 2012-01-12T16:00:00+00:00


“Kate!” James’s frantic voice rose above the sound of crashing rock and ringing bells, and I darted out of the carnival, covering my head instinctively. The ground shook beneath me, but there were no signs of the fallen stars.

I smacked into James. “What’s going on?” I said, unable to keep the panic out of my voice.

“I don’t know.” He wrapped his arm around me, and together we hurried back to the fire. “Whatever it is, I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

The f lames in the fire shook with each crash that echoed through the cavern, but the rocks weren’t landing in the field or the forest or anywhere near the carnival. Ava and Persephone stared upward into the sky, wearing identical expressions of alarm. If it wasn’t happening here, then where—

Without warning, the world dropped out from around me, and I was on the surface again. Instead of the dense forest that surrounded Eden, I stood on a cliff overlooking the bluest water I’d ever seen as wave after wave rolled to the white shore.

James and I had only spent a few days on this particular island, but the ancient palace in the distance and the sharp drop into the water were unmistakable. This was Greece.

“Did you feel that?” someone shouted behind me. “I told you this would happen. I told you.”

Dylan dashed past me, dressed in cargo shorts and a tank top. The other members of the council, all wearing similar outfits, clustered around something a few feet away. I inched closer to see.

Had I been transported back up here somehow without realizing it? Once I was close enough, I set my hand on Ella’s shoulder. It went right through her.

I was a ghost again, and this was a vision, but it wasn’t the one I’d wanted.

“He’s breaking through,” said Irene. She and several of the others held out their hands toward the ground, and a jolt of fear ran down my spine.

They formed a ring around a crack in the earth. It couldn’t have been more than a few feet long, but tendrils of fog slithered up through it, f licking like the tongue of a snake as if they were tasting the air itself.


The remaining members of the council held out their hands as they’d done back in the palace, and the tendrils twisted like they were annoyed, but they finally disappeared back into the ground.

“He’s done it,” said Irene, wiping the sweat from her brow. “He’s cracked the surface.”

“Are we sure it goes all the way down?” said Theo.

“How else could he come up like that?” said Dylan. “Honestly, am I the only one with half a brain here?”

Nicholas, Ava’s husband, gave him a warning look. Dylan rolled his eyes and kicked a bit of dirt back into the crack.

“Do you think Calliope found a way to release him?” said Ella in a frightened voice that didn’t sound like her at all.

“If she did, then this is pointless,” said Dylan.

“Then we have to assume she didn’t,” said Irene.


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