The Silver Siren by Chanda Hahn

Description : The Silver Siren
“She’s getting stronger. Did you see what she did? Never seen anything like it.” A raspy male voice rang painfully in my ears even though he whispered.

My body was sore, battered, and my skin felt like it was on fire, but the cool earth I lay on soothed me. My hands were bound painfully behind my back, and my feet were tied together at the ankles. I was having problems focusing my thoughts.

“She’s crazy, that’s what she is. Have you seen her face? She’s not like the others, I tell you,” a second man answered uneasily. His voice had a slight whine to it.

I willed my crusted eyes to open, and I saw a flicker of torchlight illuminate a cave wall and a flash of red robes.

The Septori.

I groaned silently and wiggled my hands in their bindings.

“Here. Put a bag over her face, and don’t let her look at you. She’s got the evil eye,” the raspy voice said.

I heard a loud shuffling and quickly closed my eyes, pretending to be asleep. I felt my head lifted and the scratch of a rough burlap sack over my face. It took all the control I had not to fight them, but to lie still. What had happened to my face? They kept saying something was wrong with my face.

“With that eye, she looks like a demon,” the whiner said.

“Shut up! I’m warning you!” said the first.

“What I want to know is how are we supposed to outrun him? He’ll follow,” Whiner continued.

“That’s the plan. The Raven wants them both,” a louder angrier Septori interrupted, obviously the boss. “Now be quiet and watch her. Make sure she doesn’t wake up.”

Even under the burlap, I felt the gaze of the three men and tried to keep my breathing deep and even as...
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