The Amulet Saga
Volume Two: The Defector
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“Sight is a gift. It cannot be learned,” Ada said.
Anarosia watched carefully as Ada prepared the bowl.
“I can teach you the sequence,” Ada went on, “but Seeing is never a guarantee.”
Anarosia settled at the table and lit the candle. Sight was the one element of magic Ada hadn’t spent much time on when teaching Anarosia her lessons. “It’s foolish to try to know the future, and rarely plays out how you think it will, even if you do see a glimpse,” she always said. But Anarosia insisted on at least trying.
She focused, exactly as Ada had shown her, gazing into the bowl. She felt with her mind for the magic that permeated the air and drew it in, focusing it through her mind and into the bowl of herbs and water.
A picture formed. Herself and her brother, in an argument. She couldn’t hear the words, but she knew them. It was the same argument they’d always had, the one where he argued that as the first boy, the throne was rightfully his. Never mind that Legerdemain custom, for hundreds of years, had been the firstborn child inherited the throne, regardless of gender.
Something was different this time, though.
The vision split in two. Two possible futures…
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