Book #1 in the Of Legacies Series
By Victoria EscobarBlurb: Her choice will change the world. She hated the wheelchair. Hated the way it made her feel less than what she was. Most of all she hated not being able to do all the things she used to. Ari had been a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. Now she was confined to a wheelchair slowly dying inside from its restraints. Medical science wasn’t working. The tests, the drugs, the therapies were all useless and a waste of time. She was tired of wasting her time; she was tired of failure. It was time to look away from the obvious and try something unconventional. Nothing was ever free and that included miracles. Abruptly, Ari finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. Never had she believed she’d be thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods. Trapped in the middle of a war she had never known existed both parties demanded her allegiance. Ari was a catalyst that could change all the rules of the Earth. But when the time comes to make a choice will she be strong enough to know right from wrong?
“What you want for me and what I want for myself are two different things. I’m not like you, Ghita.” Ari gave her a patient look. “I’m not sure what I am yet, but I know it’s not like you.”
She flinched. “I am your mother in every way but one.”
“Do you really want to have this argument now?” Ari sat back up. “Where were you when I got hit by the car? Where were you every time I went to an Archery tournament? Where were you when I was the track and field star of the school? Where have you been all my life? Would you like me to tell you? You were at church. Or doing something with the church. Or with Lyris. You never once came out to support me. Sasha and Kleisthenes did. And when Nasya started as an exchange student, she did too. Where have you been? You’re not a mother. You never were. You’re a caretaker.” Ari flopped back down and closed her eyes to avoid seeing the hurt in Ghita’s face. Ari was hurt nearly as much. She needed Ghita to be a mother, at any point in her life it would have been welcome, but Ghita, had only cared for her sister and herself.
“I’ll be back in time to make supper.” Ghita said very quietly as her footsteps retreated to the door.
“Don’t bother. Have dinner with the ladies like you’ve always done. I’ll go down to Sasha’s for dinner like I’ve always done.” Ari replied without moving.
The door quietly clicked and a few minutes later Ari heard the car start.
“That was unkind.”
Ari didn’t even jump at Sasha’s voice. She cracked open an eye and found he was seated at the foot of the bed.
“You hid under the bed?”
He nodded. “It’s Sunday. She wouldn’t have scooted down to look in those heels.”
About the Author:
Once upon a time, long, long ago, Victoria was born in sunny Florida, except it wasn’t sunny; it was the middle of the night. Midnight actually, well, two minutes past, but she tried really hard for midnight.
Victoria has been to twenty one schools in her lifetime. With all the continual switching around, she’s relied on her imagination for friends and books for close companions. In high school she remained apart from the whole and spent most of her time in the library either reading or writing.
Currently, Victoria has set down roots in New York with her family. She still reads and writes every day. She finished her debut novel Of Gaea in the winter of 2012 and is working on the sequel and many other projects.