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Today I’m pleased to share about Sarah Holman’s newest release in her Tales of Taelis series, “Courage and Corruption”! I’ve read the first two in this series, and greatly enjoyed them – so I’m sure I will enjoy this one as well when I get the chance to read it! For now, enjoy reading about the book, and take a peak at the excerpt!
About the Book:
Catherine is going with her mother and younger siblings to the mountains to hide from the coming war. While she fears what might happen she is looking forward to some time away from her twin brother, with whom she often fights. One foolish act changes all their plans, and one story caused not only confusion, but more fighting.
Christopher does not believe his father’s story that they are descended from royalty. He is sure the story his father tells cannot be true. However, he is forced to go to the mountain castle of Coraway along with his mother and siblings. Will his father ever see him as a man? Will he and his twin ever be able to stop fighting?
Little do Catherine and Christopher realize that they hold the key to Taelis’ future in their hands. While they discover the truth before it is too late?
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His mother looked up at the glistening castle and shook her head. “It still looks the same.”
“It makes me feel sad,” Jacob said, his eyes focusing on the highest point of the castle.
Christopher laughed. “Why would it do that? It is lovely, and mother had a happy time here in her younger years.”
Catherine looked back up at the castle, trying to see what Jacob saw.
“I do not know,” Jacob said shaking his head. “There is joy here, but also great sadness.”
“I think the lad can sense the stories that lay embedded in the stone walls,” a booming voice said.
All of them turned. A man with greying temples, with the build of someone used to hard labor, and wearing the simple clothes of a shepherd, stood behind them. Catherine thought he appeared kind, his smile wide and welcoming. She could not help but smile back.
“The story in the walls?” Jacob repeated, his gaze now locked with the stranger’s.
“Aye,” the man said with a broad, friendly smile. “Coraway Castle holds many stories for those who wish to know them. Many of them are happy stories, but a few are sad.” He pointed to Jacob. “I think this lad is sensing the one dark time in its past, but that is a story for another day.”
Christopher’s mother smiled and shook her head. “You have not changed much at all, Cousin Edwin. You were always a storyteller at heart.”
“Bethany, you look even better than the last time I saw you. It would seem God has blessed you with an abundance of children.” The man looked at each child.
“Indeed He has,” their mother said, letting go of her son’s arm. She moved forward and embraced her cousin before introducing her children. “You have met the twins when they were still in their toddling years, Christopher and Catherine. That is Jacob, and he is much like you I think. There is Lily, my youngest child.”
The smile on the man’s face widened, if that were possible. “Welcome, dear children. As you may have guessed, I am the Earl of Coraway, but while you are here, you may call me Uncle Edwin if you wish. But come, you must be tired from your journey. We only have a little farther to the gate, and then you will be able to rest.”
All of them eagerly followed the Earl and their mother as they struck up a conversation discussing people they both knew.
Catherine fell into step beside Christopher. When she glanced over at him, she saw him press his hand against the ring that lay under his shirt.
“If Uncle Edwin is a storyteller, perhaps he knows the story of the prince. Maybe he can help you decide what to do about the ring,” Catherine whispered.
About the Author:
Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of many published books and short stories. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.
You can find her at her website: www.thedestinyofone.com
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