The rock split open at my command. Ellen was on the other side. She was holding Liam, and her eyes were wide with terror. At her side were Naomi, Jennifer, Brenna, and Sam. Sam was holding a rifle to his shoulder and looked very grim. He was prepared to kill whatever was on the other side of the rock.
He was not prepared for us.
His eyes widened as we stepped into the light. His finger didn't leave the trigger of his rifle, however. He could sense that something was wrong. They all could. I must have looked different with the angel's possession. It was the only explanation for the way they were looking at me.
"Clare?" Ellen asked.
Her voice held all the uncertainty of a person looking at a stranger. She knew it wasn't me. She was trying to reconcile the fact that someone else was wearing my skin. Or else she felt that I was still inside somewhere and wanted to know if she could reach me.
"Hello, Mother dear," we said. "I have come to take you home."
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their September. I love fall. I am so pumped. I'm even more pumped for The Elder. I have a date for you finally, as things are coming together beautifully. Ready? Are you sure? Are really, really sure? Like, seriously?
Okay, okay, quit screaming at me.
The release date for The Elder will be OCTOBER 23rd! I had to set it back a little to make sure this very long book gets the love it deserves, but it's worth it. It will make you weep from the awesomeness.
*This does not constitute a guarantee. All tears subject to differences in the readers' awesomeness levels. : )