|Long-Knife with Sheath|
Mysteries are the stuff of a good story, but there are some mysteries that are not explained, pulling the reader forward, hoping for a tidbit to help uncover that elusive mystery. In chapter three, Laurel, not only flies on the back of a griffin; she also kills the guards who shoot the griffin down. When she is faced with saving her two loves and other captives she gains a long-knife from Learden's pack.
|Long-Knife without Sheath|
As the story evolves she learns more about this long-knife, that is very instrumental in keeping her alive and saving those who need her. She finds this knife and another lethal weapon, designed to do one thing, kill the commander. This weapon is also used in a fight over her, against another whom Laurel loves. This knife is kept in her boot, which comes up above her knee, but she doesn't get the sheath that goes with it until Learden gives it to her in book three of "The Saga of a World Called Htrae."
Learden slowly gives her information about the two weapons but you don't learn everything until the third book, "Rise of the Hybrids." That is unless you read this blog. So to those of you who take the time to read my blog, not only am I giving inside information but also pictures of the weapons.
|Showing the actual size|
The long-knife is made of a metal that is found only on an island owned by the Witch. It is also imbibed with magick, making it sharp enough to cut through the vampire shackles. It also has symbols carved on it that only the user can see. You will learn more about this in the next book. The pictures below are of an actual long-knife, made of stainless steel and other metals. However, I have been researching the Wicca religion for the past two years. Learning about spells the Witch alphabet, making your own magick wand, and, creating your own Grimorie and Book of Shadows.
|Weapon to Kill the Commamder|
In "Power of the Vampire," Laurel, learns she is a dominate Vampire but also part Witch. In "Rise of the Hybrids," she will start her training as Witch, where she must learn more about who she is and how to bring out her powerful Witch abilities. As I learn about Wicca, Laurel will learn. The next tool Laurel must make is the Casting Wand, filled with symbols and gem stones and imbibed with spells that will aid her in defeating the King and restoring Htrae and it's daoine.
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