Jump

      Shannon LC Cate / History & Fiction
Jump

Lizzie's mama has to make a decision that will change their lives forever. Will Lizzie have the courage to make an equally important decision for herself?"Jump" is a short prequel to the young adult novel, "Jack."In a dimension where dragons in human form roam, a darker species struggles to come to light. They are the chaos. They are spiteful. They have no morals. They taint whatever they touch.Seventeen years ago, a halfling was born in the human world. An abomination. Her parents were killed for committing such a crime, but Austin was kidnapped and taken in by one of them. She grew up as chaos dragons do, despite somehow remaining pure of their filth. She was, of course, rescued by the brightest minds of the opposing force. She was hidden in the human world until she would posses the power needed to defend herself.Except months before that time would come, the chaos have found her again. In order to protect her, she is brought to their home world--Affelil. In the famous stronghold, she is safe. No chaos in their right mind would dare infiltrate the city's walls, but chaos dragons aren't exactly known for their sanity.Her best friend, in love but friendzoned, plays the role of a knight in shining armor to slay the dragons that would ever dare harm her, but Austin doesn't need a knight nor prince. She isn't a damsel in distress, and her Once Upon A Time Kidnapper knows this. She's caught in her kidnapper's game, a game where she is his prize.Still, Austin isn't going down without a fight. She will learn the ways of their kind, how to defend herself, and along the way, she'll learn how to make a mean cup of tea. She is evolving. She is adapting. Still, there's a war brewing inside her; her human and dragon blood is fighting, ideals fighting against tradition. Like the chaos, her human side is fighting to be heard.
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