But now it’s time to let loose the first page of The Rogue King …
Genre: Science Fantasy
Word Count: 199,000 … ^_^
Koral looked up through the glass panel in the metal ceiling. The combined light of four moons made it difficult to see the stars. Only a scant few shone bright enough to punch through that pallid glow. Which one of those dots, out of the hundreds he knew were truly out there, belonged to the alien creatures raising him? They’d come from another world, somewhere beyond the moons and the twin suns. From a planet they called Earth.
He wished the same could be said about him. But then, he’d wished for countless things during the past twelve years of his life. None of them had come true either.
Koral winced at the words. His birth-mother had caught him. Again. And she didn’t sound all that pleased with him. He sighed. Prepared for the lecture that he knew was to follow, Koral turned to face her.
Hands on hips, Amelia stood in the doorway of his tiny room aboard the spaceship. “Get your tail back to bed, mister.” She was considered short by the men, who weren’t, at least in his mind, that much taller than her. Koral had recently surpassed all of them in height and their latest bio scans promised he would grow further still.
The tip of his tail wriggled between his ankles as his gaze fell to her booted feet. How did she always manage to move so silently on the metal flooring? “Tell me another story,” he said, giving her the smile that usually let him get his way.
“Very well,” she said with a sigh, humour tweaking her lips. Even with Amelia indulging his whimsy, there were times he felt certain he’d seen a flicker of unease in her dark-green eyes. “I suppose, seeing that it is your birthday, I can be lenient. Which one shall it be?”
The battle won again, he dove under his bedcovers and waited while she tucked him in. “I want to hear about the space ship.”