The Uprising: …to death or to victory!

THIS AUGUST 19

…to death or to victory

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Sarah Justice is many good things, including a descent Earth Elemental, a wonderful partner to her man, and a new mother. However, when an extremely powerful Dualist from the future—a man able to wield the magic of two of the Elements—she is turned into a cold blooded killer. In a bid to rescue her child, she sparks a rebellion, birthing an organization of young, skilled Elementals, who have been branded terrorists, and blithely transgressing every law known to her kind. And the powers that be—the Global Elemental Authority and its ruthless leader, Commander Thorn, who is infamous for being remarkably vile to offenders—are not in the slightest forgiving. But there are bigger occult entities at play. Sarah may soon realize that her resolve is not enough. Notwithstanding, she has vowed to recover her child, heedless of where it takes her: to death or to victory.

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The Uprising (An Elemental Fantasy) – Prologue

© 2016
By Kachi Ugo

All rights reserved.

Prologue

The dark clouds churned as rogue swirls of wind ravaged the huge city. Scraps of paper, grains of sand, and every other thing that wasn’t tightly secured hazed the air, reducing visibility to a few feet. The heavens were alive with sharp, brief sparks of thunder, every moment threatening a full explosion. People scampered for covering, knowing that very soon the grey clouds which were pregnant with water would unleash a storm on their heads. The police men who should have been patrolling Hoover Street were not exempt from this hurried motions as they sought cover a good distance from their post. And in their bid to escape a beating from the sky, they missed the hooded figure that moved fluidly in the direction of a modest two story residence. One that their commanding officer had instructed them to keep undisturbed for the next twenty four hours.

The figure waved his hand at the gate, revealing soft looking olive skin. The gate cracked open. Without breaking a stride, the figure flowed in a heavy black cloak towards the front door, pausing to glance at the building. It was dark except for the light bulb on upstairs. The figure waved his hand as before – – a soft click responded – – and the door swung in of its own accord, admitting the stranger. The figure marched straight ahead for the stairs, not looking left or right. When he turned into the passageway, he saw her.

“You can’t take him away!” she muttered, her face ruined by a mix of tears and makeup. She had a long and sharp kitchen knife in a strong grip, and she stood in a defensive stance before the entrance into the bedroom. Some light from the room fell on the passageway, allowing the tall, hooded figure to scrutinize his adversary. She wore a golden blouse embossed in white with the word: Earth. Her black pants was peppered with clumps of wet sand. Her feet were bare, tingling with powerful magic. One that crammed into the small passageway, so strong that the figure swayed under its overbearing weight. Her eyes, though teary, gave no indication that she wouldn’t go super Nova with her knife and magic if he neared her.

He took a tentative step forward and said, “My name is…”

‘I don’t care who you are,”she snarled, eyeing him with a hateful look.

“But you care why I have come…”

The woman drew a blank.

“You know you can’t stop me,” he continued, pulling on his inner power and letting it stir in the space. The woman felt it too, responding with a slight flinch as his power stroked hers. “You swore an oath. I have been sent to collect.”

For a moment, uncertainty flickered in her eyes. Her grip on the knife softened. Her magic withdrew from the room. But it was only for a moment. “I can’t let you have him!’ she shrieked, gripping her blade tightly, and pushing her Earthy magic against his Woody magic.

“Stop this nonsense Sarah!” the man warned, bracing himself against her power. He also strengthened his secondary power in the hallway. Not too much to threaten her, but sufficient to respond to an attack effectively. His primary power had created the dark clouds and whirl wind outside. “You can’t stop me,” he repeated, and as if to buttress that point, he lifted his left hand and a huge bolt of lightning formed in the clouds and drove down into the lawn with a loud thunder.

Then it began to rain. She made to say something, but instead charged him whipping up the clumps of sand from her pants with the wave of a hand. They shot at him like tiny projectiles, tiny and powerful enough to punch a hole through his heart. The man jumped out of their path. His hands shoved into his cloak and withdrew a small dagger just in time to parry Sarah’s strike. He shoved a palm up her chest, stopping a full inch short of her body. Where his hand stopped, a powerful blast of wind continued, sending her body flying across the hallway and smashing into the ceiling. She fell to the floorboards, concussed. Her Earthy magic remained aloft in the air for a few more seconds before it vanished as she fell unconscious.

The figure straightened his dress, stowed away his blade and walked to the door, stepping over the woman’s limp form. The bedroom was every bit a child’s bedroom, complete with a brightly colored wall, stickers of famous cartoon characters, and a hanging miniaturized solar system. At the center of the room was a pram. In the pram struggled a sleeping baby with his sheets. The figure pulled the baby free and examined the creature who would fifty years from now destroy the whole world with black magic. He pressed the baby against his chest and walked back down the stairs without a second glance to the mother of the child. He locked the door and gate behind him and started down the street, the darkness and heavy rain shielding his retreat. His cloak provided adequate shelter for the baby boy, though he exercised enough power over his magicked storm so that not a drop of rain touched his cloak. When he got to his entry point down the street, the rain stopped.

“Did she put up a fight?” his partner asked as he approached him. Loas was a short, sharp man with a heavy build and a no nonsense face. He nodded at the baby in his hand.

“Yes.”

“So, did you kill her?”

“No.”

The clouds were still dark, nonetheless, he caught the frown on Loas’s face. “She didn’t put up a strong fight,” he explained. “Perhaps, killing one innocent soul” – – he gestured to the baby in his hands – – “is enough for one night.”

Loas spat a string of curses at the baby. “That thing it not innocent!” he grimaced.

The figure sighed. “It’s still a baby, Loas. It’s done no evil or good.”

“Well too bad it would never get to commit anything at all,” said Loas.

“Yes, too bad…,” the figure agreed. The baby’s fate was sealed once they got to their destination.

“What if she comes after us, Nnamdi?” Loas asked. Before his patner could reply, he stretched his hands far apart and brought them together in a loud clap. A stream of light erupted from the point of impact, coalescing into a giant paper thin screen in front of the two. Through the screen they could see into their world, or more correctly, their Time–AD 2070. They could see the bland white wall of their staging area.

“She’ll never find us,” replied Nnamdi as he reeled in his power over the weather. In an instant, the dark clouds disappeared and the Sun flooded the whole world with light.  “Because she will never know where we came from. And more correctly, she will never know WHEN we came from.”

Loas nodded and led him through the portal, closing it once they were on the other side.

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The Uprising (An Elemental Fantasy) – An Introduction

Hello, fans and friends! Before I begin, first things first. Happy 2016! It’s a year of HIGHER THRESHOLDS!

Okay, so for the past four days, I’ve been serializing a story somewhere on the Internet. Because I like the way my main protagonist, Sarah Justice, is turning out, I’ve decided to publish the story on my blog, Twitter, and here on Facebook.

I’ll post the first part in a few… But before then, a little introducing.

THE UPRISING
An Elemental Fantasy

by
Kachi Ugo
Kindle Best Selling Author

Preview:

Copyright 2016
All rights reserved.

Still roaring atop her voice, feeling every anger she had felt since the incidence course through her bones, Sarah Justice said, “And now we will release the Time Traveler and we will get justice!”

“YEAH!” roared the crowd in response.
Sarah threw her hands in the direction of the fortress. “To death or to victory!”

The crowd responded with equal zeal: “TO DEATH OR TO VICTORY!!”

A huge wind blew into existence and scrapped away the roof of the barn, revealing the glittering sky. Immediately, hundreds of Air Elementals launched into the air under spiraling tufts of wind. Like surfers at sea, surf boards made from the earth formed under Earth Elementals, which shot forward, carrying them along.

Fire Elementals and Water Elementals joined their brethren in the air and on the earthy surfboards. The rest entered vehicles that were packed out back and raced after their comrades.

Everyone headed in the direction of the fortress: to death or to victory.

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KU

The Great Hunt (#1, The Hunt Series) Now Available in Kindle Stores — FREE Till December 4

Small. Feeble. Aloehexans.

In a world where all the animals are dead, humans have had to evolve into two distinct species in order to balance the natural order and ensure survival: Hannibians—an extremely powerful, yet civilized race of cannibals who possess all the qualities of a savage beast while embodying that which is human; and Aloehexans—a peaceful and prosperous race of grass eaters who outnumber and outgun the Hannibians a thousand to one.

Having just turned seventeen, Samantha Krus, daughter of the Lord of the Hunt, and Luke Odenigwe, son of the Master of the Hunt in Renia, along with over one hundred other seventeen year olds, must embark on a once in a five year pilgrimage of blood to Aloehexa called the Great Hunt. But Sam, in a fit of compassionate rage, has broken the most sacred law known to Hannibus—Secila no Cranedia, meaning no meat goes to waste. And Luke, failing to report Sam, becomes an accomplice in this crime. If they are caught, their lives and bodies will be forfeit. However, when they discover a plot to wipe out Aloehexans in the capital city of Granadia with a chemical weapon, leaving three million bodies poisoned and inedible, they risk everything to stop it.

With the investigations leading in their direction and their success in the Great Hunt threatened, Sam and Luke must withstand assaults to their resolve and even their friendship if they are to stop the plot. Because failure might very well mean the end of Hannibus as they know it.

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A Trial Has Beset Them: A Trial By Fire

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Most of Nigeria has become a wasteland. Scores of men, women, and children have been slain by the five day sweep of a deadly viral plague. Anarchy reigns. The society has failed. Law and order and basic human amenities have become a distant utopian concept to the remnants of the scourging. But it has only been one week, and things are about to get worse because the virus is still mutating.

Kennedy Nwosu has found a cure for the virus. He can save the remnants of the viral plague from falling to the virus. However, what he does not yet know is that he and his friends have come under the crosshairs of an assassin’s gun. The fate of Nigeria, and her heritage, rests on the shoulders of Kennedy and his cure. But before he can save the nation, he must first save himself. A trial has beset him: A trial by fire.

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A Trial By Fire: Now Available!!!

Most of Nigeria has become a wasteland. Scores of men, women, and children have been slain by the five day sweep of a deadly viral plague. Now, anarchy reigns. The society has failed. Law and order and basic human amenities have become a distant utopian concept to the remnants of the scourging. But it has only been one week, and things are about to get worse because the virus is still mutating.

Kennedy Nwosu has found a cure for the virus: a serum that can confer immunity to the viral disease. He can save the remnants of the viral plague from falling to the virus. However, what he does not yet know is that he and his friends have come under the cross-hairs of an assassin’s gun. The fate of Nigeria, and her heritage, rests on the shoulders of Kennedy and his cure. But before he can save the nation, he must first save himself. A trial has beset him: A trial by fire.

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Cover Reveal – A Trial by Fire

This June 12!

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Most of Nigeria has become a wasteland. Scores of men, women, and children have been slain by the five day sweep of a deadly viral plague. Now, anarchy reigns. The society has failed. Law and order and basic human amenities have become a distant utopian concept to the remnants of the scourging. But it has only been one week, and things are about to get worse because the virus is still mutating.

Kennedy Nwosu has found a cure for the virus: a serum that can confer immunity to the viral disease. He can save the remnants of the viral plague from falling to the virus. However, what he does not yet know is that he and his friends have come under the cross-hairs of an assassin’s gun. The fate of Nigeria, and her heritage, rests on the shoulders of Kennedy and his cure. But before he can save the nation, he must first save himself. A trial has beset him: A trial by fire.

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A TRIAL BY FIRE: A SNEAK PEAK

THIS JUNE 12

The pile looked like a garbage dump. It had a wide circumference such that it supported a great height. There must have been over a hundred rotten bodies; bodies that were beyond recognition as being human. The skins were dark black, and areas that were exposed had a disgusting orange rather than the red that meant blood, as well as the occasional patches of white and green that meant mold and algae. Some had parts of their bodies chewed off by the hounds, others were missing hands and heads, but all hung from one another, forming a column that rose to the dark clouds, a pillar of great injustice, of purposeless death, and meaninglessness of humanity without dignity…


In the days that followed the court-martial, the nightmares came more vivid and more forceful. The pain of his sufferings rose high like the waves at the beach, only it did not subside, but rather it rose even higher on the next wave. And in his pain, he saw no light, no hope, he saw no redemption, though he sought it carefully with tears. What would become of him? Where was the devil, the apotheosis of nemesis? Where was God, the symbol of righteous judgment, for if any man had incurred the wrath of the most high, it was him: James O’Riley. Death was too easy; he deserved more…


A glint of recognition fleeted across its eyes, but then the savage beast returned with startling violence. It lurched at him from its position on the car with blinding speed. Ken reared on instinct. His legs caught on each other and he tripped, his gun flying out of his grip. The creature landed on the spot he had been a second ago, but before he leapt again, someone fired a shot. The slug smashed into Gerald’s skull, splattering brains all over the asphalt. The creature remained standing, its one remaining eye wide open in shock. Then it turned to face Mr. Ajayi as if it had only been hit by a fly. Half of its head was gone, still it began to walk towards Mr. Ajayi. After three steps, it broke into a run…


A TRIAL BY FIRE

They’ve found a cure, but can they get the cure to the infected before the infected become the damned?

…a trial has beset them: A trial by fire.

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