Two worlds exist. One tangible, the other intangible. Princess Valera discovers a veil which separates the seen from the unseen. She enters it, guided by Prince Rhyselīan. They are eventually wed. The day soon arrives for the banished Neuphaens, including him, to return to the manifested world through the expanded opening. King Alchean perceives it as a threat. Rhyselīan and Valera undergo multiple preparations. They are protected by a mystical bloom and the golden hood. Great Powers direct the king and queen of the veiled world to enter the known world. Their people encounter paradise before they finally return the tangible kingdom.
Release date: June 21, 2023
Publisher: Patricia M. Muhammad
Print pages: 300
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The Kingdom of Atuphrati
Patricia M. Muhammad
You are quite the excited one. Yet I must inform you that we are not to venture to the higher expanse, at least not this time." Fireball's inner flamed dimmed. "We are to meet Queen Nūĕisa and King Vuqaĭs at the palace-you as well." The two piles on Dasarēan's shoulders heard the princess' words. They were ready to become their weaponized form, not that they perceived a threat, but only to adorn the hands of their masters properly. The small piles of flame and waters believed the most respectful form in the presence of their Graces given their recent battle with the breach of the kingdom's sanctity. In a matter of moments they arrived. The stone transport lowered itself to the ground. The Vaeran palace was four times the size of their castle. The land was vast and each of the four main gardens. In the center of one was a large fountain. Its waters poured from four openings within the Vaeran atmosphere and into the surface of the ground. Moments later, the water pulled itself through the tips of foliage and grass. Each time droplets combined with that which sprang forth anew, they make twinkling imagery appear. Another of the main gardens contained four fires suspended in mid-air. These were of a pale ombré of ivory to violet hue. Two flames on opposite sides were raised higher than the other pair. They flickered sparks that collided with one another and fed into the lower two. This was the garden that Fireball initially reacted to. Its extended tips of its flames upward and released sparks.
Prince Dasarēan and Princess Yuestasīa visit Palace Luenueva to greet King Vuqaĭs and Queen Nūĕisa. They celebrate this momentous victory with the rest of the Kingdom of Vaera; for an enemy great has been defeated. Vīalī and Xanalī, along with their children are among the masses where feasts and good cheer abound. Suddenly a great stirring begins. Vīalī steadies her palms flat against the ground and sends forth four pebbles. An offensive wind threatens the land. In its interior appears something great, a jewel not of this world. The pebbles capture the winds. Vīalī takes hold within the palace exists a special chamber. It holds secrets and perhaps a gateway to an ethereal sanctum. Silken strands greet the prince and princess. Stone emerges and present them with a staff of sorts. They accept. A woman present in the celebration, an innocent, decides to return to her abode. She is pursued by a stranger, one who believes that she has the answers to unlocking a great power that the offending winds teased of. As she attempts to escape, she ventures into an area where a man named Leathīas lives. He takes her into her abode. She is afraid. (H)anatēa is a master of an alchemy, and so is Leathīas, though he does not give much weight to it. It is not until they become better acquainted that his understanding is reignited. (H)anatēa convalesces, Leathīas observes. The following morning he notices that she fails to awaken. He waits a few moments. (H)anatēa returns, though for several moments it appeared as if she wasn't. Another woman, a regal young one is awakened suddenly from her slumber. Her mother and father enter her elaborate chambers to awaken her. Princess Tanalīa revered her father, the King of Atuphratī. It was her mother, who would prove her uneasy instinct correct. While these two women slept, distinct and unknown to one another, the princess reveals that she and (H)anatēa bonded. Tanalīa has a specific sort of bond with her ethereal pet creature, Nueamaĭa. When a convergence of migration of important persons take place, the princess directs Nueamaĭa to connect with (H)anatēa. The man who attempts to kidnap her a second time while she is mounted on transport with Leathīas, fails. The winds he used to break free of his prison and to capture her, escapes and becomes an element at her command. Princess Yuestasīa and Prince Dasarēan take flight with the special instrument with silken ends. The Vaeran princess is careful of her hold of the starburst. This gem is more alive than before, continuously interacting with the instrument. The bands of Yīalans and Vaerans arrive at the focal point where the airy wheel has now settled. Ancient writing still emanates. Combat with the use of winds, the flame, and the land ensues. The kidnapper is prepared to harness a great power. King Nījeau and Queen Aiēna of Atuphratī arrive. This king realizes a double-betrayal at the hands of his wife. Four couples take hold of pebbles that Vīalī had directed early on to capture the offending winds that threatened the Kingdom of Vaera. The starburst becomes more active. Fireball senses its power. It opens its layers of flames in near full bloom at the sight. The starburst is affixed to the wheel. The gem stretches and reaches and forms itself into a great being, taking hold of the staff with silken ends. It warns of a great opening between the Four Kingdoms of this world and other worlds. (H)anatēa's kidnapper believes he is to rejuvenate his waning power of alchemy mastery. Queen Aiēna believes she has no further use for him. It was she who attempted to murder her daughter without the slightest tangible touch while Princess Tanalīa slumbered. As one man meets his end, will one queen live as a sign of a new dawning has awakened?
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