Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
© 2011 Rigel Ailur
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Barely after Princess Zanthi ridden through the gate and into the castle courtyard, a massive grid of black iron crashed to the ground, heard but not seen through a patch of dense fog. The woman swore as she swung down off her stallion's back and tossed the reins to a waiting stable girl.