RAVEN’S GAME (An Orb of Oriste Novella) by Kerry Adrienne
When desperation is a way of life, a single chance to change your fate can be irresistible…
People say Raven is not a very good fairy–she’s well known as the fairy who can’t do anything right.
In a world where magic wanes as dragons terrorize the countryside, Raven tries everything to help her family make ends meet.
With creditors and collectors growing tired of excuses, Raven finds herself presented with an extraordinary opportunity. Winning the high-stakes game with some of the most terrifying creatures in Oriste would allow her to prove herself as competent, solve her money troubles, and possibly even rid her world of the overbearing dragons.
Win, and no one will ever call her a failure again. Lose, and her enslavement will be soul-deep and eternal.
Fairies …. I always see as Tinkerbelle from Peter Pan.
But Raven is no Tinkerbelle, in fact the world she lives in is no fun at all….. Dragons are terrorising the world she lives in, (they have stolen most of the magic in the kingdom) Something needs to be done. Entering a game seems like the only choice Raven has, if she can win, then she can solve her money problems, prove to herself and everyone she isn’t useless and maybe find a way to stop the dragons from destroying her world. Simple ……
But the journey to where the game is being held is dangerous, and coming face to face with a dragon, is almost enough to put Raven back on the road to home. But she has Benton “Ben” with her and he’s one of the reasons she continues with her journey.
The village/town of Cliffhold is where the game is being held, and when both Ben and Raven arrive they are struck with how beautiful and different it is from their home.
The game consists of solving riddles, the winner wins enough gold to last a lifetime, and a magical dagger, this has magical abilities (and Raven’s destiny is tied to this dagger)
Entering the game, Raven knows her future depends on her winning, but her soul is in jeopardy if she doesn’t win (the losers forfeit their souls)
Oh and did I mention Ben is a centaur!!!! And they are a couple.
So does Raven win her game and the dagger? And what happens with the dagger? And what’s her destiny? And does it include Ben?