My Favorite Excerpt – Shadow World Revealed

Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from Shadow World Revealed. I thought it might give you an insight to some of what the book is like.

Illomen turned toward the silent professor.

 

Trembling, Louis could see the pulse throbbing in Illomen’s temple and knew the man was furious. Hoping to salvage the situation, he stammered, “I know it looks bad. You must remember that the creature is a wild animal. The goats are given as much pain killer as we can provide. If we sedate them, the creature won’t eat them until they’ve recovered. We’re trying to be humane.”

 

“You ignorant, arrogant fool,” Illomen snapped. Each word hammered the professor like a physical blow. “Did it ever occur to you that the egg was in the ice so it would incubate slower? Did you ever think that by increasing the temperature of the egg you forced the creature to hatch sooner and less developed? Did it ever penetrate into the recesses of your diminished brain that by interfering, you were transforming a wondrous creature into the savage brute before you?”

 

Louis stood rebuked and humiliated. Finding himself on the defensive, he reverted to his normal temperament. “I don’t have to take that from you. You know nothing of this creature. I’m doing the best I can to determine what it is and what type of lifecycle it has. You come in here with your fantasies of wondrous, magical flying dragons and get mad at me because you meet reality instead of fantasy. Do I want your funding for my studies? Yes. Will I put up with your brow beating to get it? Not for a minute.”

 

Ice dripping from each word, Illomen stated, “I’ll give you the ten million dollars to kill this creature right now and put it out of its misery. I assure you that is the best offer you’ll receive today.”

 

“Get out!” Louis screamed. “Who do you think you are? I’ll not be intimidated by you!”

 

“You lose,” Illomen hissed. Stalking from the barn, he paused to tap the end of his cane on the concrete barrier. Without a word, he walked out the gate and up the lane toward the highway, never looking back at the scene behind him.

If this small section of Shadow World Revealed intrigues you and you want to know more, you can find it HERE.

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