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Encala : Book 3 of the Heku Series

“The one that killed his family,” she whispered.
She heard someone stand and looked up just as Chevalier appeared at her
side.
“You don’t have to do this,” he whispered.
“Just get it over with… I just...”
“What, Em?”
“I just don’t want to see him,” she said, and he took her hand and led her
up onto the Council’s stand.
He turned his chair away from the room and she sat down, still watching
the pattern in the floor. A few minutes later, she heard the door open and
a low hiss escaped from the heku behind her. Chevalier’s hands balled
into fists and she heard one of the guards growl.
“You will behave, or I’ll have your head,” a guard said.
Emily took a deep breath, “When?”
Leonid spoke softly, “Whenever you are ready, Child.”
She nodded, ignoring the child comment, and concentrated. It was over
before any of the Council even had time to blink. The hissing heku was
nothing but a scattered pile of ash in the blink of an eye. Emily stayed
facing away from him, and she heard the council members gasping and
talking quickly among themselves.
Chevalier put a hand on her shoulder.
The entire room grew silent as Emily sat in the chair and began to
tremble.
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