Hathor Legacy: Revelations – book 3 of the Hathor Legacy series will be coming soon (I promise!) but in the meantime, here’s another brief excerpt.
Hathor Legacy: Revelations – Book Three of the Hathor Legacy Series
An enemy returns to spark new tensions between the Guardians and Novacorp. In the midst of the crisis, Nadira is given information about her parents that threatens to destroy her relationship to the Guardians and to Jonathan.
While Nadira searches for answers, Jonathan is enticed into the hedonistic world of the Novacorp executive class. His entertainment club attracts the elite of Hathor, but his notoriety comes with a price.
The worlds of the Guardians and Novacorp are put on a collision course where only one side may come out on top. Nadira is called on to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the legacy of the First Families, the original settlers of Hathor, while Guardians, Kasema and Deshtu are faced with the choice to unite or be brought completely under Novacorp control.
Old scores are settled and long-hidden truths are revealed, and at the end Nadira and Jonathan’s relationship and their world will never be the same.
This scene happens after Nadira has received disturbing news about what happened to her father, who was reported lost while on a deep space mission. According to Mikal, the former Guardian who tried to overthrow the Guardian Elders (in book 2, Hathor Legacy: Burn), the Guardian Elders were behind her father’s disappearance.
“Good evening, Sentry Leader Nadira. What is your desired location?” The computerized voice inquired.
“Take me home,” she replied as she settled back into her seat. Their apartment was in a tower only about 15 minutes from this one. But by the looks of the clogged traffic lanes, the trip would probably take longer. This main boulevard led through the Entertainments District, one of the busiest areas of the city.
“Tell me what happened. Why do you think they killed your parents? Where did you get that?”
The transport pulled out into the traffic lane and slowly rumbled down the boulevard. Nadira looked out over the crowd, just in case she saw Zina among them. She knew it was a waste of time, if anything Zina would be in her private transport.
“I went to see Mikal at the detention center. He told me everything. My father got to the penal colony. He wasn’t lost out there. They had him killed.”
Jon opened his mouth to reply, then sagged against the cushions. “You went to see Mikal? And you believe him? Are you serious?”
“Why would he lie?”
“Is that a real question?” Jon sighed. “He’s trying to set you up. Don’t you see? He’s a liar and a killer.”
“He found my father’s ship, Jon. That wasn’t a lie.” She couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t listen. He had his mind made up and it was pissing her off.
“I know what he did at the medi-evac, Nadira. I figured it out when Maji told me she and Azure had gone there the morning after they took me to detention. I asked her to tell me everything and she did.” He reached over and grasped her hand. “He’s not getting another chance to hurt you.”
“No more. Don’t see him again and don’t believe anything he says.”
Usually when they talked like this, their communication remained verbal. But right now she felt his energy on the edge of hers. It felt like sparks off a drill, stinging her with its insistence. His anger at Mikal was still fresh, as though it had all just happened yesterday.
“I have to know the truth. Either Zina or Elder Azure is going to tell me.”
“What about Elder Dakar?” Jon asked.
“He’s sick and not receiving visitors. His sister Jen’s orders.”
Jon sighed. “All they’ve done is hurt you, but I’d trust Azure before I’d ever trust Mikal.”
She felt his resignation and his disgust. But she felt his mood wasn’t only to do with her news. “Jonathan, what is it? There’s something else bothering you. I feel it.”
“I don’t want to go into it now, ashira.” He squeezed her hand. “The club…it’s nothing. Don’t worry about it. Right now, I only want to protect you…but I know that I can’t.”