Chapter 1 of In the Light of the Eclipse – “Zoe and Kayla”

Cover Art for Bryan Caron's new young adult novel, In the Light of the Eclipse, to be released on November 26, 2013.
Cover Art for Bryan Caron’s new young adult novel, In the Light of the Eclipse, to be released on November 26, 2013.

With just under a week to go before the release of my new book, In the Light of the Eclipse, the first chapter, titled “Zoe and Kayla,” is now available for your reading pleasure. Learn more about the land of Heather and find out how the novel’s main characters first met and formed the lifelong friendship that will ultimately be tested as they search for answers to stop Heather from taking so many innocent lives, including Kayla’s.

CHAPTER 1 – Zoe and Kayla

Zoe met Kayla by accident on the bridge overlooking Lover’s Pond. It was a brisk, slightly foggy morning and Zoe was out on her usual jog around the lake (something she did to keep herself busy between waking in the morning and heading off for schooling, more so than staying fit or healthy). As she crossed the bridge at just past six fifteen (she remembered the time well because it was ten minutes earlier than when she would normally cross the pond; her feet felt so much lighter that day), Zoe stopped to take in the sounds and smells of the morning, which on a day like this—as the dew dripped off the flowers and the soft hint of moisture caressed her face—was just delightful. She leaned up against the rail to let the rays of the sun breaking through the thinning fog warm her face and noticed something peculiar in the water. It wasn’t a duck or a fish as one might expect to see in the early morning, but a family of pearls dancing just above the water. Zoe slid her head between the lowest rails to get a better look and the pearls disappeared under the water. She strained to see where they might have gone, but it was still too dark to get a real good look into the normally crystal clear water. Maybe she had imagined it.

To read the rest of the chapter, go to the book’s official website.

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