#3 - Poisonroot Chapter 1

Trip closed his eyes for a moment against the stinging wind and saw again the flames, soaring high into the sky, precious paper crinkling up and turning black; in the background, fists and feet connect hopelessly with bark, black with blood and -

With a gasp, he opened his eyes wide and pushed the memory back down in his mind. The town was closer now, the first houses only a minute’s walk away. 

A chapter of Poisonroot, a fantasy novel. Trip, a boy from the Library of the Leaves, runs through the night. Pursued by an evil force, he travels to the only place he might find safety: The home of Victor, the hero of legend.

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