You'd never suspect by my elven appearance, but once I was a man, a Celt to be precise. I had a mother, father, and a sister to look after. I hunted game in the wilds and fought battles to defend my homeland.
Now, what am I? Who am I? I don't know anymore. People of this realm call me a monster, a murderer for the things I've done. I live hidden in shadow, exiled from a world which fears the very mention of me...a world so different from my own.
You may ask, why do these vile acts? I have no choice. My master controls my blade and bears it mercilessly down upon the innocent. She, and others known as Reapers, dominate this world with a malevolent hand, cursing and ending lives on a whim.
Today, she sent me through the barrier which imprisons us all - even our Reaper overlords. How's my passage possible? I've no notion. Mayhap the answer lies with the human I have been sent to retrieve. Whatever the reason, it cannot bode well. If these malefic beings ever broke free, nothing would be safe from their bloodthirsty dominion.
About the Author
K.A. Lentz was born 'n raised in San Jose, CA, and currently lives in eastern Washington State. She shares her life with husband and muse M.A. Lentz, a chihuahua/spaniel (spihuahua--say it, it's fun) named Sokka, and Pirate the pug, aka Pyhe. For her, curiosity is a continuous state of mind which she sates with research, reading, and exploring. Her influences in writing began with Dr. Seuss and evolved through the years to include authors such as Anne Rice, Terry Pratchett, Diana Gabaldon, and J.R.R. Tolkien. At present, she is working on book two of The Reaper Realm series and a short-story project titled The Reaper Realm Chronicles.