The End of the Beginning

empty corridors seen from above

‘The Chalice!’ the words echoed inside Sinead’s head. She’d dropped it when she’d retrieved her sword. The Hound stirred as she leapt to her feet and scurried along the passageway. Tarron, the elderly elf, stood in the archway where she and the Hound had first entered the Great Maze. He smiled. The Chalice of Earthly Liberation was in his hand and Moonsprite, her unicorn, stood beside him.

‘The Hound…’ Sinead began. Tarron shook his head, pulling her urgently through the archway. She turned and looked back. There was just an empty room. The Hound, the monster and the maze were gone.

‘Grieve not, Sinead, it was the Hound’s destiny.’ Moonsprite edged forward and nuzzled Sinead’s neck.

Tarron placed the Chalice into Moonsprite’s saddle bag. ‘Hurry now, I will lead you to the Bridge to the Edge of the World. You must cross while you still can, then gather the Sisterhood.’


Image credit: Railed Robin on Deviant Art

Previous episodes of Sinead’s Final Quest

17 thoughts on “The End of the Beginning

  1. Chris you simply must be queen of the hook into the next chapter. What a last line! Wonderful dialogue throughout, for that matter. Are you planning on releasing the final narrative in one big piece once finished?

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  2. The Sisterhood intrigue me, Chris, and I’m hoping Hound will appear again in some form. Well, this is a mystical quest and I like to dream! Looking forward to more!

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  3. I like how Tarron explained that the mortal wounding of the Hound was his destiny. I know Sinead felt bad about him paying the ultimate price for saving her. Now off to find the Sisterhood with her sword and Chalice. Love the story Chris.

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  4. I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon. 🙂

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