Island of Lost Forevers

Island of Lost Forevers

Book one of the Mystical Island series.


Is the island paradise or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?

When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others’ emotions. Damian Cooke studies an ancient art he calls ‘magic.’

The island boasts an idyllic retreat, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. But as the travelers strive to unravel the island’s secrets, Catilen senses danger stalking their steps.

Neither Catilen nor Damian know how long the island will remain on Earth. If they can’t solve its riddles quickly, they may be trapped wherever it goes when it vanishes.

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An Ancient Tradition…
Sentomoru peered down the tip of his nose at Damian’s prone position. “You couldn’t have hoped to win this little challenge against me. My power far outclasses yours.”

He couldn’t argue with that; Sentomoru not only caught him off guard, he knocked Damian flat with as little effort as it took to breathe. That hadn’t failed to make an impression on him. Even if he could break free of his chains, even if he could bend the considerable power of the island to his will, he couldn’t defeat Sentomoru in a battle of brute force. Willpower simply wasn’t enough.

But in a test of wits? Now there’s an area I might have the advantage. If I could clip his wings, limit the amount of power he could throw at me at any given time, I would at least have a chance. Surrounded as he was by luxury and power, Sentomoru probably didn’t have a concept of prudence. Damian, on the other hand, knew how make a small amount of power go a long way. He flaunts what he has. And he’s underestimated me.

It took effort not to grin. “That wasn’t a challenge, Sentomoru, but this is; I challenge you to prove your honor in the old ways. You must honor the old traditions or you forfeit by default. And don’t you remember the warning, Sentomoru? Anyone who denies or cheats the laws which bind our power loses their ability to wield it.”

Sentomoru pursed his lips, regarding his captive in silence. His cool exterior didn’t fool Damian; he could see the cracks. Lines of tension formed at the corners of Sentomoru’s mouth and eyes. “If it were a genuine challenge, there might be a risk.”

Damian leaned as far forward as his bonds permitted. “Oh it’s a genuine challenge, Sentomoru. Is loss of your considerable power something you’re willing to risk?”

Sample Chapters:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

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