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Chapter 1: The Tempest
Muffled sounds of waves crashing & thunder cracking was all young Nyck heard. His eyelids opened to a blurred vision of blue lightning striking out of a dark indigo sky. He felt water droplets fly onto his face. He could taste the salt of the sea. His vision came into focus. The strong winds of the storm churned the sea.
Nyck was lying on the deck floor of the boat. He raised his torso from the damp floor slowly. He felt groggy as he sat upright. The agitated movements of the boat didn’t make him feel any better. He wondered if he was any better lying down. His nose wrinkled as a whiff of something putrid went up his nostrils. He looked around. Surrounding him were three piles of damp gray ash. A silver dagger lay next to one of the piles.
He slowly lifted the rest of his body from the floor He tried to balance himself against the sea’s turbulence. A wave crashed into the boat, knocking him back down on the floor. He landed on his hands and knees. A pain shot up
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