by Valarie Savage Kinney
The Dealanach Anáil were being hunted.
The ancient race of giants with a talent for breathing golden lightning are being slaughtered throughout Scotland. Aurelius had hoped his infant daughter would not inherit his superhuman traits, but in this regard he was disappointed. There is no safe place to hide her in 18th century Scotland, so Aurelius takes his child to the only place he knows the hunters will not find her: hundreds of years in the future, to America.
Copper has grown into an angry young woman. Once she comes into her powers, she unleashes a torrent of fury on innocents. In her wake lies a trail of death, covered in golden ashes.
When the father who abandoned her returns – along with a sister she never knew existed- sparks fly.
But their personal feuds must be set aside when they realize the terrible truth: once again, the hunters have found them
Another great tale from Valarie Savage Kinney,
Lightning Crashes and Golden Ashes captivated me from the first page, and held my interest right to the end… and beyond. I would love to read more adventures featuring Aurelius and his daughters, Copper and Ailith.
It’s a short story that packs plenty of punch!
Valarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs. Author of Heckled, Slither, Just Hold On, and the Secrets of Windy Springs series, as well as short stories included in various anthologies.