The podium was a hastily erected soapbox with a forest of microphones jutting out of it. A short blond woman clung to the top, speaking passionately to the crowd. Judging from the cheers and cued applause, they were eating it up. The camera angle was bad, but Scott could see that one side of the speaker’s face was bandaged and one of her arms hung in a sling. Even though he couldn’t quite discern who she was, he recognized her voice—and why should he not? He’d been assigned to her for the last year and a half.
He peered into the smartphone’s tiny screen. How could she…? He’d seen her melt into pink wax. Could it be the same person? Anything seemed possible in these strange times.
Secrecy and Sorcery in London
Ritual of Fire is the third novel in set in the universe of Fireborn, a world in which powerful scions of an age of high fantasy walk the streets of modern London, oblivious to their true nature. Unknowingly, they carry within them the spirits of reincarnated dragons. As magic begins to emerge once more in the 21st century, long-dormant memories begin to flood the minds of these scions, reminding them of their mystical heritage. This is the backdrop for the mysterious circumstances in which agent Scott Baker finds himself reluctantly involved.
When a popular politician survives what should have been a fatal assassination attempt, MI5 agent Scott Baker begins to suspect a terrifying truth. Something is taking control of London’s most influential leaders, and that shocking discovery has thrust Baker into a fight for his life. Now, branded a fugitive and hunted by his one-time colleagues, this ex-intelligence agent must seek help from unlikely allies as he attempts to learn how deep the conspiracy goes. What mystical force is behind this apparent takeover? How does it relate to Baker’s increasingly disturbing visions? The answers could determine the fate of the world!
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