Holo Book 2 Excerpt – Backdoor

Morgan and Blake walked together through the cobbled streets, which they didn’t encounter until they got closer to the center. It seemed as though the city was entering a development stage in expansion, where they wanted to modernize the dirt roads. There were carts of stone and cutters in a zoned-off section, making sure each piece of stone could be easily laid in with another as a makeshift and imperfect puzzle that worked. It might be harder on the horses, but it would help keep the dust off of travelers.

“Blake, I was thinking,” Morgan started.

“About what?” he asked.

“What if Slade and Aubrey died? What if they are waiting for us to complete a sub-quest in order to re-spawn?” Morgan wondered. “What if the dragon got them?”

“Then we really need to get these bandits,” Blake said. “I’m sure this is just the sub-quest we’ve been looking for. If the burlong is the main one, anyway. I think it is. I don’t know. Maybe killing dragon is the main one?”

“Maybe the dragon doesn’t even matter at all. Maybe it’s just a distraction,” Morgan offered. Then she paused, lost in train of thought.

Blake prodded. “Morgan?”

“I was thinking. What if there was a way to hack into the HoloNet from here? Wouldn’t there have to be a safeguard access point in the event of programming corruption? Remember what Slade said about the programs not working correctly?” Morgan churned her thoughts out and Blake attempted to process them.

April Sadowski

About April Sadowski

April Sadowski was born and raised in the Dayton, Ohio area. Books were always prevalent in her life and so was the fondness for writing. At the age of thirteen, April began her first novel, Lady From Day. It took over ten years to write, but since the completion of it in 2009, she has written four additional novels and has participated in NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, and Script Frenzy, “winning” at every attempt. April is also an award-winning graphic and website designer and a hemp jewelry maker. She spends her free time (apart from writing) with her husband and three meowing fur-children.
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