Lisette and Tallen looked on in fixed horror as they saw the silhouettes of men creep out of the forest near the barn. Chalier had already grabbed his sword, not bothering with a raincoat as he ran through the door and into the night. Wind and rain blew through the house, immediately extinguishing all candles. The fire flared up into the chimney, sending red glowing ashes onto the floor unnoticed.
“Oh mercy,” moaned Lisette as another lightning bolt flashed. One of the silhouettes had fallen to the ground; the lightning too brief and too bright to tell who it was.
Each bolt of lightning played out a static set of events. Four silhouettes, then six, came out of the forest. Forms of people lying dead or injured began to pile up on the ground as Chalier’s silhouette came closer and closer to the battle... and then nothing. The lightning refused to flash leaving Tallen and Lisette alone.
M L Sawyer. Tallen (Kindle Locations 772-779). M L Sawyer.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
There is a fine line between vengeance and revenge and the pursuit of one can easily turn to the other. The difference is in the means used. When Tallen loses everything at the hand of bandits she sets herself on a course of vengeance, but she walks a razor’s edge. Her desire to see her family avenged puts her at risk to lose the few friends and companions she has gained since her rescue. Will she get vengeance or will she have her revenge? Continue reading