Before he came to Near... Before he met Lexi... Before they faced the witch... Who was the boy named Cole? Follow us to Dale, a city on a hill, where in a matter of days fire will devour everything. Meet the Lord and Lady, and their son, the boy destined to inherit all...until everything turns to ash. It's time to learn the truth behind the stranger's story.
Robert’s fingers dug in. “I will bleed this temper out of you one cut at time if I have to. Do you understand?”
Before Cole met Lexi, he was William Dale. Robert isn't his real father and it's a monster. William is capable of using the wind, but according to Robert it is something dangerous and it must bleed out of his body. His arms are filled with scars from the cuts he has to make. His mother doesn't agree with this method, but she accepts it silently. It made me wonder why she cares so much about Robert, but the two of them seemed to love each other very much. That's also something William doesn't understand.
When his mother dies, Robert blames him for her death. That's when William's rage finally comes out and it destroys the complete village. It turns everything to ash and that's when he comes to Near.
It's a short story, only 61 pages, but I wished there was more! It was a wonderful story about a troubled boy, especially when he destroys the city. I really like Victoria's writing style, so for me, it was a shame that the story ended so soon. I definitely can't wait to read more books from this gifted author.
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.