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Rhyn's Redemption

Rhyn Trilogy, Book Three

 

 

By Lizzy Ford

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Edited by Christine LePorte

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Cover art and design by Dafeenah

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Rhyn’s Redemption copyright 2012 by Lizzy Ford

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Cover art and design copyright 2012 by Dafeenah

 

All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the author. The only exception is by a reviewer, who may quote short excerpts in a review.

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

 

 

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Author’s Note

 

“Rhyn’s Redemption” – end of the Trilogy, beginning of the Rhyn Eternal Series

 

When I started the Rhyn Trilogy, it was with the intention of ending it after three books. I figured I’d detail Katie and Rhyn’s relationship and how they eventually became a couple. However, this past fall, after seeing the overwhelming reader support and feedback for the series to continue beyond the three books, I developed a different plan.

I now consider the Rhyn Trilogy to be a prequel to the Rhyn Eternal series and more of a history of how all the players got to where they are when the Rhyn Eternal series launches this September. The Rhyn Eternal series will include more books on Katie and Rhyn as they grow into their roles, and books on other popular characters, such as Gabriel, Rhyn’s brothers, Hannah, Rhyn’s daughter, etc., and the ongoing struggle with the Dark One.

With that in mind, I feel I need to warn my readers: “Rhyn’s Redemption” doesn’t end with all the loose ends tied up. It doesn’t resolve all the issues, win the war with demons and it doesn’t end happily for every character. What it does is bring Katie and Rhyn together – and set the stage for the Rhyn Eternal series, because Rhyn and Katie will need each other for the upcoming books.

 

Thank you all for your overwhelming support for Rhyn and Katie!  This series is very dear to me, because it’s brought so many wonderful people into Lizzyland, and I will be forever grateful for the friends I’ve made and the readers who keep me going!   

 

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 Summer 2012 Amazon Review Challenge

 

Want to win a $25 Amazon gift card?

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Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card by simply reviewing KATIE’S HELLION (Book I, Rhyn Trilogy) on Amazon or Amazon UK from July 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012! 
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Winners will be posted to my website on a biweekly basis, with the first announcement going up on July 15. My website:
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For every 100 reviews Katie’s Hellion receives on Amazon and Amazon UK, I’ll also release a new novelette in the series!

 

If Katie’s Hellion reaches 1,000 reviews on Amazon, I’ll write another book about Katie and Rhyn!

 

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Chapter One

 

Death was waiting for Gabriel when he dozed off.  He’d planned on staying awake and moving so she wouldn’t catch up to them, but even he needed a short nap after three straight days of grueling travel in the underworld.

He found himself on the Caribbean Sanctuary, in the small chamber with the Oracle book.  Sea breeze swept through the small windows of the room, and he took a step towards the lectern on which the open book rested.  The pages displayed had a few words written on them rather than the constantly shifting writing that normally scrawled itself across the pages.  He felt himself compelled towards the book even as his fight-or-flight instinct reared up.

You know what they say about the inner ring of Hell, Gabe.
  Death’s words were written on both pages of the Oracle’s book.

“Why did you bring me here?” he asked the air around him.

I can’t talk to you directly, or I am obligated to take you with me,
Death’s words appeared in the book.

“This isn’t the time for your games,” Gabriel said. “I know what happens if you catch us.  What I don’t know is why you’d try to talk to me.  You know where we are?”

I’d know if I wanted to. The underworld is
mine.

“As I thought,” he said with a frown. “No matter. I’m taking her out of the underworld.”

You know I can’t let you.

“But you’re not here to stop me.”

If she escapes, it won’t be with your help.

The words chilled him from the inside out.  There was one way he’d leave Katie, and that was if he was dead-dead. Gabriel looked around the small room, irritated with Death.

“Come out,” he ordered her. “I’ve known you longer than any creature still in existence. This is a dream. You can talk to me here.”

“There was a time when you feared me then a time when I thought you almost loved me,” Death said, materializing from the shadows. “Is this what happens when your weak human emotions fade? You betray me?”

“I have to do this.  If you have to stop me … it won’t change how I felt about you.”

“You could’ve ruled the underworld at my side, Gabriel.”

“What we are –
were –
is of no concern now,” he said slowly.  The words were harder to say than he expected.  He’d gone from Death’s favorite – and the only death-dealer serving voluntarily – to just another of her assassins obligated to serve her, after he traded his soul for his best friend’s life.  Death had done her best over the years to force his human emotions out of him.  But she was right. He had loved her for so long, until he realized even he was a pawn in her games.

“Very well, Gabriel,” she said. “Then I must warn you.  If I find either of you, I am obligated by rules much older than the Immortal Code to do what I must.”

“I understand.  Is that all you came to tell me?”

“No. I came to tell you that you saw something I didn’t.”

He said nothing, aware the creature before him wasn’t capable of communicating a truth in a way most others could understand.  Death was from a time before time.  He would never understand what she saw when she looked out over humanity and saw its Past, Present, Future, and the soul of each human that ever lived.  The size of her vision rendered her unique interpretations puzzling, even to him.

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