The Swan And The Curse Of Time, Book1, by Patrick Volpe. (This book is a
complete book.) 115 pages, $2. ...The priest smiles cleverly at Omega. He circles the lad like a
vulture. He says "Well, well, well! If is not Omega, last of the House of Swan. Long
have we priests been looking for you!" The priest then turns to the king. He asks,
"Sire, why is there a Mt. Amazon spy within your palace? Why is he here at our secret
meeting? How could your security have failed so miserably? This spy now knows our plans!
Our hope to defeat the Mt. Amazons and save your kingdom may be ruined! He must die!"
The king is angry and embarrassed. He turns to you and
asks, "Earl, why is your squire a spy! Why did you allow a member of the House of
Swan into my kingdom? On your trust in him, I had given him a room in my palace next to
yours. By your bringing him here, you have put my life and my daughters at risk. Why
should I ever trust you again? Why should I not have both of your heads chopped off this
instant?" he asks angrily.
You are now in deep trouble. The king is not
joking. He is questioning your loyalty to him. Never has he spoken to you like this
before. You realize that both your life and Omegas are at risk. You kept
Omegas house a secret because you knew that no one would understand him. If they
knew that he was a Mt. Amazon and a Swan, they would kill him. You know better. Omega has
helped you on many occasions. He has been a loyal companion and squire. He is no threat to
the kingdom. He is no threat to anyone. Yet, the king will not understand this. He wants
someones head, and it might be yours! Saving just your own life should be fairly
easy. However, if you attempt to save Omegas life, you may doom your own.
So, what do you do? Do you try to save both Omegas
and your own life? Or do you try to save just your own? If you make the wrong choice, you
may no longer have a royal neck. You may have no neck at all.
If you decide to save just your own head, turn to
If you try to save both Omegas and your own life, turn to the next page.
(Page 49.) You decide to
save just your own neck. The king is angry and he wants somebodys head. You would
rather have him take your squires head than your head. You say "I never knew my
squire would try to stop me from saving the kingdom. I fed him, trained him, and took him
into my castle, and this is the thanks he has showed me. I was mistaken to trust him. Yet,
I have served you loyally all my life. My house has defended your line for many
generations. Do not let this one mistake cost me my life. Spare my life and I swear that I
will serve you to the best of my ability" you say.
The king says "Very well, I will spare your
head." He then calls his guards to take you and your squire away.
He orders them to take you to his torture chambers...