I’d originally planned to get Hathor Legacy: Revelations – book 3 of the Hathor Legacy series – published this month. But it’s still a work in progress.
So, in the meantime, I’m sharing a brief excerpt which might (or might not) make it into the final manuscript. You’ll have to read the published novel to find out for sure! 🙂
Hathor Legacy: Revelations – Book Three of the Hathor Legacy Series
An enemy returns to spark new tensions between the Guardians and Novacorp. In the midst of the crisis, Nadira is given information about her parents that threatens to destroy her relationship to the Guardians and to Jonathan.
While Nadira searches for answers, Jonathan is enticed into the hedonistic world of the Novacorp executive class. His entertainment club attracts the elite of Hathor, but his notoriety comes with a price.
The worlds of the Guardians and Novacorp are put on a collision course where only one side may come out on top. Nadira is called on to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the legacy of the First Families, the original settlers of Hathor, while Guardians, Kasema and Deshtu are faced with the choice to unite or be brought completely under Novacorp control.
Old scores are settled and long-hidden truths are revealed, and at the end Nadira and Jonathan’s relationship and their world will never be the same.
In this scene, Nadira discovers that Mikal, the former Guardian who tried to overthrow the Guardian Elders (in book 2, Hathor Legacy: Burn), has turned himself in after an escape from the penal colony.
“Nadira, you must come to the detention center right away. Mikal has surrendered himself.”
“What did you say?” she asked, as she dropped down on the cushioned couch facing the com console. Azure’s concerned expression was projected across the width of the living area wall.
“He returned to returned and surrendered to the security detail at the terminal. I don’t know how he got on a shuttle to Hathor, but he’s here.”
After waiting for word over the past weeks, Nadira was relieved and apprehensive. Where had he been all this time? And why had he returned? She’s have thought he’d want to stay as far away as possible after breaking out of the penal colony.
“Why do you want me to come?”
“He’s requested a meeting with the Elders,” Azure replied. “It’s his right.”
“Right? He has no rights. Not anymore.”
“The Nova City Manager disagrees. She wants this handled quickly. It’s in the company charter, Nadira. He has a right to ask for this meeting. Then he can be returned to the colony.”
Nadira couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Suddenly everyone was supposed to go out of their way to respond Mikal’s request? After what he’d done? “I’m not going.”
“You must. It is your responsibility. Lange is already on the way, and so is Petra.”
So she was to be guilted into going? Why did Azure always think about responsibility first? Nadira could see why the Elder and her mother had had their differences.
“I’ll come, but I don’t care what he has to say.”
“Neither do I. But protocol must be followed. Is Jonathan with you?” Azure asked. “I think it would be best if he didn’t come.”
“He’s not here, and I agree,” Nadira replied. “I’ll see you there.”
The screen went blank. It was a good thing he was busy at his club in the Entertainments District. Otherwise, Nadira knew she’d have a fight on her hands. No way he’d let he go alone, not to see the person who had tried to force himself into her mind twice. Though the less Jon knew about the first instance, the better.
She stared out over the expanse of Nova City, which was spread out before her in a series of high rises and spires. Unfortunately her protests about moving to an apartment in the Palatine had not been well received by either Jon or Azure. There was more security, which was what they’d both been interested in. But she would’ve preferred a house near the City Park, where she could’ve felt less like a company executive. Not to mention she’d lived in a building like this when she’d lived with her mentor, Zina.
Now she’d have to go to the Detention Center and hear what Mikal had to say. He was the one person she’d hoped never to see again, but now she had no choice.