From Chapter 8 – The Kingdom of Hrissa
*This excerpt is from the first draft of Book 1. It has since undergone nearly
a dozen rounds of editing/revision, so the final form is a bit different.
Another person in golden armor approached them. He went up to the woman and kissed her. “Welcome to Hrissa, you two.”
“This is Arture and I’m Emilla,” the woman said.
Leonelle and Vyvianna gawked at the view ahead. It looked like autumn, without any reds, oranges, or browns—just various hues of yellow. And in the distance, there was the slightest glisten.
“That over there. That’s the palace,” Arture said.
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The four of them walked between a series of golden pillars. There were four guards standing like statues by the palace door and didn’t make a single movement as they passed. The gold overpowered Vyvianna’s eyes. The walls were solid gold and so was the ceiling. Everything, but the crème-colored, marble floors.