Sinead awoke shivering in the darkness. She reached for her cloak but it was gone. Panic rising, she felt for the Sword of Elshain, but it was gone too. Then she remembered. She’d either been drugged or enchanted.
The room grew brighter. Stone walls encased her in a small chamber. No window. No door.
Not all is as it seems. Was this an illusion?
She looked up. A picture was forming on the ceiling as if painted by an invisible hand. It was a depiction of a maze. In the centre was a tiny figure enclosed within a solid wall. Sinead rose to her feet, not taking her eyes off the ceiling. The tiny figure moved too.
This must be the Maze of Mandoran; the first of the four final challenges.
She heard a dog barking. The Hound was calling to her! All she had to do now was escape.
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