This is one of those books that starts at some point in the future and then the narrator goes back and fills you in throughout the book until you get back where you started and then he finishes it up.
Things to know
Transeomating- teleporting with magic
Valkyr- protective forcefield
Mahdi- magical staff, small usually about two feet long and topped by a large gem
Faela- a bad word meaning ‘someone who is scared’ something akin to ‘wuss’
Skofaern- shoes that grant superspeed
Vatn- water magic attack
Aether- Seven worlds where all sorcerers travel. They are the source of magic.
“Holy… Mother of God…” I couldn’t help it, my legs were frozen to the spot. It’s not like any sane person anywhere else on Earth wouldn’t have been petrified with a huge Fire Demon transeomating out of nowhere right into your face. I’d seen small ones before, but this one was like a page from the Book of the Universes’ Most Horrifying Things. Ten feet tall and wreathed in flames, boy was I screwed. I tried to duck away before I got scorched by a torrent of superheated ethereal fire, but he shot those things out of it’s mouth crazy fast. His red-hot blast surged through the nothingness separating us and shattered my valkyr into a thousand ethereal pieces. ‘No time for panic.’ I forced my body to comply and whipped out my mahdi.
“Come here faela, come to papa,” I tried to sound confident, but inside, my stomach was climbing up my throat. I could feel a huge lump clogging up my windpipe. I darted across the room, my skofaern speeding me past the Demon’s hulking form,”Vatn!” A massive spray of water appeared and drenched the Demon, sending tufts of thick steam into the air, fogging everything up. I crouched, waiting for his next attack, pausing while the steam cleared. ‘Maybe that finished him.’ Hell, was I praying that finished him.
My hopes were dashed as a bellowing roar shook the room and hundreds of fireballs shot in all directions. The very air I breathed seemed to be on fire, every inch of it inside the room was thick and hot. If that thing didn’t kill me first, I’d suffocate in here.
“Fara!” I jumped towards the Demon as sprouts of flame shot past me. Flying through the air, I clutched the chain around my neck. A blinding flash of blue light crowded into the room, and the Demon and I dropped into one of the Aether.