From WIZARDS RULE (available for pre-order at Amazon).
“M-my—” She cleared her throat and tried again. “My name is—”
“I know who you are, dear Silver, and I know why you’ve come.” He stepped out of the shadows, a figure wrapped in a black cloak complete with a hood that concealed his face.
“—is a vampire again,” Samuel finished her sentence. “And you are hoping I can restore his humanity.”
She tried to smile but failed. “Can you?”
“Absolutely. I could do it without breaking a sweat. My powers are beyond your understanding.”
The heavy weight riding on her shoulders lifted off in an instant, and her smile turned genuine. “When can you—”
“I didn’t say I would do it.”
“There is something I want from you first.”
“What?” She would give him anything in exchange for Jack’s mortal life.
The wizard raised a hand and flicked his fingers. Her head twisted to the left of its own accord. She heard her neck snap. The horrible sound filled her ears, and she wanted to scream, but it was over. Too late to do anything other than fall. Darkness overtook her, and she crumpled to the floor.
Her dead eyes stared up at the wizard.
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