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With wobbly knees
And blurry vision
I’ve already made the wrong decision
The wrong decision
Invisible teams of phantom forces
Racing though my dreams
Invisible forces chasing me
Come Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Defend me from this demon host
Invisible teams of phantom forces
“I’m Sara, by the way,” the young prisoner across from her said, throwing Noelle an effervescent, innocent smile.
Noelle didn’t answer. She stood to leave.
“Hey, I’m not going to knife you in the back and steal your clothes. These digs are stylin’ and all, but they’re the same as yours,” she said jokingly. “Just tell me your name.”
“Noelle. Noelle Reid,” she said.
From Chapter 2, The Prisoners, The Red Knot (Available now on Amazon!)
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In the final installment of the Days of the Guardian trilogy, The Red Knot, teenagers Li Griffin and Ainsling Reid must reconnect and come face-to-face with the Guardian. Only together can they conquer their foes, both inside and out. But connecting with the Guardian and each other will be more difficult than they ever imagined.
Li is sent to a secluded island to deliver a traitor and will finally meet the mysterious Guardian—the covert leader committed to rescuing the oppressed citizens of Sector One. But pain and disappointment fog Li’s vision.
Ainsling Reid embarks on her most important rescue mission yet—her mother. She returns to Sector One, where Noelle Reid is imprisoned, sentenced to death by the Economic Crisis Containment Office. Ainsling risks everything to save her mother and reunite her family.
Meanwhile, insidious forces attempt to tear apart the Guardian’s work. A crippled Dr. Griffin is contracted to create a new human weapon. A nefarious rebel faction is hunting down the Guardian. Doubt and fear invade the minds of the refugees aboard the Guardian’s ships.
Once, the power of joy redeemed Li and Ainsling. Now, the pain of tragedy threatens to unravel everything.
Hani tried again. “Where is your home?” she asked the woman in white.
“My home is wherever I am. But we need to take you to the island to be safe. We have quite the journey ahead of us, my friend.”
“Don’t be afraid,” the man added, “We’ll protect you.”
“I’m not afraid,” Hani replied. “I’m free.”
From Chapter 18, The Knowledge of Good and Evil, The Red Knot, Days of the Guardian, Vol. 3
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