A Halloween Surprise—The Last Days of Lady Cordelia!

Have you forgiven me for delaying The Mirror of Rorrim release date from Halloween to November 17th?

No? I didn’t think so. Here, would a new story help?

The Last Days of Lady Cordelia is a 14,000 word short story…novelette…thing. Not sure what word is best. Anyway, here’s the synopsis:

Lady Cordelia Beaumont is dying.

That’s what her mysterious nurse tells her, at least. Even worse, her magic powers have abandoned her, her friends are missing, and her whole world has completely changed. Everyone around her is insisting that magic and fairy tales aren’t real. Even the name of her city is different. She’s not in Talesend any more—she’s in a place called London.

Cordelia is determined to return to her own reality, but dark forces are working against her. An old friend may be able to help—but he doesn’t remember who she is.

Who are the Neverwolves? What is the secret of the Shadow Parallel? And how can Cordelia use magic to escape from a world where magic doesn’t exist?

GASP. Would I really be so horrible as to kill off Cordelia??

Possibly not…but just in case, you should read the story to make sure. BTW, there are no spoilers in it for anything past the end of The Beast of Talesend, so if you haven’t read The Tomb of the Sea Witch yet, you can still enjoy this one.

Last Days is the first of a series of shorts called “Beaumont and Beasley Case Files.” It’s available for $0.99 on Amazon, and it’s been released as a reward to my Patreon supporters as well. It centers around Cordelia and is quite dark in tone, in keeping with the Halloween theme, though the underlying fun of Beaumont and Beasley is still there. The story delves into the subject of Neverwolves, which were briefly mentioned in The Tomb of the Sea Witch. It’s also a fairy-tale retelling, in part—though you’ll have to read it to find out which one. (The answer may surprise you.)

So go ahead and download the book, and once you’re finished, be sure to let me know what you thought of it on Goodreads! I hope you enjoy this little Halloween present.

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Comments (15)

“GASP. Would I really be so horrible as to kill off Cordelia??
Possibly not…but just in case, you should read the story to make sure.”

^ This right here is like the entire philosphy surrounding your books and I love it to death. XD

ALSO.
LONDON.
:O
I need to read this ASAP.

DARN IT KYLE I NEED TO BE PLOTTING MY NANO HALP. XD

I will read it as soon as I possibly can… and I’m nervous because creepy things ARE NOT MY THING butbutbut TALESEND ASLDKFJLKD. Basically me always. XD

ANYWAY I’M EXCITED AND DON’T KNOW WHAT MY FEELINGS ARE YET. AHEM.

Totally agree. Especially with the NaNo and darn you parts.

Yes, I, like Deborah, am over here doing this:

AHHHHHHHHAHHHHHHHAHHHHH

…about NaNo, and Volume 2, so of course the idea of anything else inserting itself into my world and demanding I take attention of it will currently receive a very similar response.

But I LOVE your bold and daring moves. Keep it up.

LOL, thank you! XD It was a very sudden thing; the idea came to me out of the blue and demanded to be written. You know how it is. 😀

*FLAAAAAILS* I MUST GO SNAG A COPY OF THIS IMMEDIATELY. It sounds epic! I quite like the idea of a slightly darker tone. I’m strange and enjoy books to be at least somewhat creepy. Heh.

BUT CORDELIA BETTER BE ALIVE AND WELL BY THE END OF IT. A mob with torches and pitchforks will be at your door if not! Thou art warned!

Yes, I do have a feeling he’ll be needing to fortify his defenses…

XD XD Yeah, I don’t think I want to deal with the aftermath of actually killing her off. Plus, given that this is book one of a series with Beaumont and Beasley in the name, it would be kinda counter-productive. Though technically, I could always use Crispin and Molly. XD

SO I LIED. I ended up “accidentally” reading it last night at 1 a.m. because my life choices are A+. *cough*

BUT I READ IT AND SLKDJFLSJD I HAVE SO MANY FEELS. BUT I LIKED IT. A LOT. ❤ WHY DO I EVER DOUBT. XD

Ahh, I’m taking that our precious character doesn’t die because that would be more cruel and unusual punishment if she did. LOL!

Woot!! 😀 Thank you so much; I’m really happy you liked it!

Read the story and posted a review on both Amazon and Goodreads. You did good Kyle even though I complained about it part way through. Hope you knew my complaining was mostly in fun although I would be really upset if you did kill off Lady Cordelia. I suppose you could raise her from the dead or something but I still don’t think I would like that.
https://www.amazon.com/review/R1NXYKAK9DPZEX/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8

I’m so grateful, Jolyn!! The review is awesome! Don’t worry, I don’t mind those kinds of complaints at all. XD Cordelia is definitely safe…for the time being, anyway. 😀

Like I’m pretty sure you didn’t kill her… but not as sure as I’d like to be. This is evil. That’s all I have to say about that.

Yes it is, isn’t it? Mwa-ha-ha-haaaaa… XD

o.o
O_O
O____________O
KYLE.
BEAUMONT AND BEASLEY!
AND BEAUMONT AND BEASLEY.
AND BEAUMONT AND BEASLEY.
vs. BEAUMONT AND BEASLEY.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

In other words: I loved this!! Though, I’m not sure what you’re doing with Cordelia and Nick… But that’s probably the idea, right? 😉 I love Cordelia! <3

I love Nicky and Crispy and Cordy and Molly. <3 (Those are their pet-names to me. 😉 It's even funnier because one of them is her real name. XD)

Also, you should totally build a goodreads group for the Afterverse. 😀

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