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Powerful rogue sorcerers who nobody believes exist, savage thieves who'll do anything for a little money, and corrupt pirates who terrorize the seas ... none of these concerned Ian Hansen, a junior in high school, until one stormy night when a flash of lightning suddenly snatched him away to their world. Now, he's struggling to survive in this hostile world where one wrong step could be his last. More
Ian Hansen, a 17 year old high schooler, finds his life quickly spiraling out of control when he teleports to a world of danger, magic, elves, excitement, and wonder. Just when he thought that getting a D+ on his government exam was the worst thing in his life, he quickly realizes that he was wrong, very wrong. A dark evil is brewing, and he soon finds himself caught in the midst of it.
Whether being chased by dark-robed sorcerers, kidnapped by vigilante elves, or interrogated by the royal elven family, Ian is in way over his head as he struggles to stay alive while trying to understand why he was even teleported here in the first place.
After an eerie quiet, the king calmly lifted himself from his chair and swiftly extracted a scroll from his robe. His eyes bored into Ian’s. “Do you have any idea how much chaos would erupt in our kingdom if the Elayans were found to be alive?”
Ian bit his lip, his voice trembling: “No, Your Majesty,” he muttered truthfully, having the sudden urge to flee from Kadeth’s presence.
The king just gazed at Ian bitterly. “Then let me explain.” He unraveled the scroll and placed his long finger on a worn-out portion of it. Two thin lines appeared on the sides of his face. His forehead wrinkled.
“Three centuries ago during the Calri War, when my great grandfather Aridon Riverstone ruled the kingdom, the Elayans ruthlessly murdered all of my family members except me, nearly extinguishing the royal line.”
A myriad of horror patterned his face, as his voice grew louder. “I hate them for what they have done to me, to my family, to my people, to my kingdom!”
Ian’s heart froze, while the princes stared down at the table, not making eye contact with anyone.
Before he could blurt out an apology though, the king’s face burned with black wrath as he vented his boiling anger.
“No more lies!” he yelled, his brow chiseled with fury, a huge contrast to his former calm demeanor, as his two sons stared at him with glazed astonishment--they’d likely never seen him so upset before. “I don’t know who you are or why you’re here, but you are worse to us than ten thousand criminals.”
Double Life is part 1 of the Vaiya Series.