Angelina must travel to the castle to protect her sister, who is marrying the king of the land. But who will protect Angelina on her journey when she encounters a troll and other unexpected obstacles? Luckily, she carries her precious and powerful medallion. She will need it, for even after she reaches the castle, all is not as it seems.
The Sacrifice is a fairytale-like story of a young woman's journey to save her sister.
Wind gusted around her, whipping the path into a wild dirt storm. Angelina coughed against the onslaught of dust. Tears streamed from her eyes. She lifted the shawl to cover her mouth and nose. Holding the golden medallion tight, she willed away the growing wind. After a moment, the air stilled and the dust settled. She wiped her face, brushed back her hair, and continued on her journey.
Protected, guided by the medallion, she had until twilight to reach the castle and save her sister. Their village had been ecstatic to see one of their own chosen by the king as his new queen. With a wife in place, they all expected improvement in their lives. But, two days after Silvia’s departure, Madam Shernom had a vision of the king’s true intentions. Silvia would be sacrificed on her wedding night, giving the king even more power.
Bushes rustled to her left. Angelina heard Madam Shernom’s parting words: “Never leave the trail. Move quickly and beware. Not all is as it appears.” The woman’s image – grey stringy hair surrounding a smooth face – brought her comfort. She clutched the smooth medallion and turned to face the unknown.