Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Exclusive Content: Dracian Origins - Priya Kanaparti

I absolutely loved Dracian Legacy and am dying to get my hands on Book 2: Dracian Origins which will be coming out in February 2014(*sob sob*). So here's a lil preview of what's in store for us next year!
For those you who haven't read Dracian Legacy-Don't worry, there aren't any huge spoilers! Enjoy! ;)
Eight hours since leaving Rocky Hills
No one knew how they’d found us. But they were here, three to one, Telalian to Dracian. I was swiftly escorted from the danger by eighteen Dracians, two covering each direction and ten more as backup: Axel, Dean, Dimitri, Trinity, Tyler, Carson, Skye, and eleven others I had never met.
The battle screams from behind got fainter. We approached a twenty foot tall bronze colored iron doors. “Prepare for departure,” Axel ordered as Skye pushed open the metal door to a room.
The first thing I noticed was the overpowering smell of sulfur and rotten eggs.
No wonder they thought this was a safe place to transport me. I wouldn’t get a hundred yards near this place, with that lingering smell to welcome me.
Second, I noted a woman move forward with a purpose. “Yes sir,” she said.
Her all black leather attire made a scraping sound as her body moved to the command. Her hair pulled back into a single, tight braid, making her eyes and forehead stretch into a perpetually stoic expression.
My eyes darted from Axel to her as she drew out what looked like a cane decorated with brilliant blue stones at the shaft. She inserted it into the ground with a swift twist of her wrist. A whining sound drew my attention to the podium at the back of the hall. I stared as a beautiful blue globe rose, spanning the length of the entire wall.
She withdrew a dagger from the sheath around her thigh, slicing her palm. I winced witnessing the act. Her expression stayed blank, unreadable mask of determination. The blood, from her palm, rained over the blue glowing cane. She chanted a sweet melody in a language I wasn’t familiar with… except for the ending when she switched to English. “Heed my plea and accept this token, for we wish to come home, Mother Dracia.”
Then two brilliant white doors appeared in middle of the blue orb. Then doors behind us vibrated when a loud bang echoed the hall, like someone was trying to break them free.
“Let’s go.” Dean, my protector, tugged at my arm.
“What? No!” I snatched away from his grip. The unmistakable battle cries, metal against metal sound, and whooshing hums of Dracian magic from our warriors’s losing battle, were too loud to ignore. “We can’t leave our people behind.” I turned to head over the metal door that we had just passed through.
“Don’t be stupid.” Dean lowered his voice to a whisper. “Your life is worth more than anyone else’s.”
The contents in my stomach churned at his statement. They were all sacrificing themselves for me. For someone they didn’t know. I shook my head. “No I can’t—”
With an earsplitting boom the iron doors burst open, throwing us to the corners of the room. My back hit the wall and my vision blurred for a few seconds. I groaned, my hand rubbing over my tender tailbone.
My eyes took in the flicks of red hot fire blazing before us. Around the room, Dracians slowly recouped, finding their way back up to their feet. Few bruised and some others with visible gash wounds and bleeding. A body laid motionless. My heart thudded against my chest for the few seconds I couldn’t place Axel among the standing warriors.
Relief flooded me when our eyes connected. His eyes relaxed visibly. He seemed to have taken quite the beating. His face was decorated with several gash wounds, his clothes torn and burned by the blast. He waved his hand back and forth as if to tell me to go, to walk toward the light behind me. Was he kidding? There was no way I was going to leave him behind. He stepped toward me and I noticed the limp in his step.
Then through the bluish-red flames, a cluster of hooded bodies, dressed in blood-red trench coats, marched in. Their synchronized march resonated against the walls of the room. With keen precision they parted way in the middle.  A brown haired man I had only seen once before stepped though the pathway, his head high, shoulders stiff, and a smile that would have the devil peeing in his pants.
*Please note that the Prologue is  an unedited version, which means there is a possibility of it being changed/condensed.
Awesome huh? :D
If you haven't Dracian Legacy yet check out my review of Dracian Legacy and you'll find out why exactly you are missing out big time. 
You can also read my interview the swoony worthy dudes in Dracian Legacy here!

Author: Priya Kanaparti
Title: Dracian Legacy
Series: Dracian #1
Published:  February 13th 2013
Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance. 

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well. 

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.
Go on and add both Dracian Legacy and Dracian Origins to your TBR-This series is not be missed out!

A huge thank you goes out to Priya Kanaparti  for participating! We are glad to have you at Say It With Books today! :)
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  1. Thank you Nuzaifa and Rachel for having me on your blog!! AH. You girls are amazing and I'm soooo thankful to have your support! THANK YOU :)

  2. I haven't even heard of this series, but I'm off to go check out your review of it right now. Sounds interesting! :)


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