The Portal Sundered
Published by Osier Publishing at Smashwords.
© Copyright 2009 Sarah Barnard
First published 2008
Original © Copyright Sarah Barnard 2008
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Hiann held the torch closer to the huge stone slabs of the wall. The writing was old and worn, difficult to read in the flickering light and spattered with images. His brow furrowed as he peered at the text. His lips moved silently as he slowly deciphered their meaning and a look of first puzzlement and then a dawning horror passed across his face. He took a slow step away from the wall, his head shaking in mute disbelief.