House of Enchanted – Snippet 10

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House of Enchanted: The Revelations of Oriceran, Soul Stone Mage, Book 1

By Sarah Noffke & Martha Carr

The Kingdom of Virgo has lived in peace for thousands of years… until now.

Snippet 10

Chapter Six

 

The sapphire satin dress complimented Azure’s hair, which hung in ringlets down her back. The dress had been embellished with lavender beads around the bodice, and the sleeves draped just below her shoulders.

“It’s exquisite,” her mother exclaimed from behind her.

“It’s enchanting,” her gran declared.

“It’s fucking heavy,” Azure complained, twisting to look behind herself in the mirror. The dress was backless and had a train that would take twenty trolls to carry.

“Part of being queen is looking the role. However, it is only a part of it. Most of it comes from here and here,” her mother said, pointing to her head and her heart.

“Emeri is correct, though,” her gran added. “Virgoans need a queen who looks powerful as well as acts that way.” The queen mother knew what she was talking about.

Azure took a step forward and felt the dress tug her backward. “I will need the strength of a Kilomea to drag this thing.” She pulled her wand from her cleavage, the only place her mother would allow her to keep it when formally dressed. Her hair wasn’t an option this time. Usually Azure stashed the wand in the mound of curls piled on her head, but for the coronation her hair would remain down so that the crown could sit squarely. She waved the wand at the train of the dress and it lifted a few inches off the ground, hovering there. As she turned back, she barely caught the look of longing in her mother’s eyes.

Shaking it off, the reigning queen started for the door. “The ceremony starts soon. Please get into position.”

FROM SARAH>>>Tomorrow is the big release day for House of the Enchanted. Start the new adventure in the Oriceran universe. Witches and wizards have lived in peace in the Kingdom of Virgo for thousands of years…until now.