In this standalone Crystal Series continuation, we find Tory deep in the mystery of who he is, where he comes from and why he is plagued by visions of a woman he’s never met. But, more and more, he begins to mistrust all he knows. For surely those closest to him have been keeping secrets. As he escapes into the unknown, he rushes to find the woman named Rina. What he discovers will change the course of his life.
From Elements (Book One of The Crystal Series)
The morning rush hour over, the few cars rolling down Main Street were not in any hurry.
The late autumn sun cast a shadow in front of the only coffee shop for several miles. Across the street, facing the shop, some townspeople sat on park benches, enjoying the fresh morning air. In the playground, children ran around under the watchful eyes of their caretakers. Inside the coffee shop, conversation between the few remaining patrons was hushed.
My hand held the stainless steel pitcher as steam frothed the milk. I was working as a barista at the independent coffee house aptly named, Coffee Mania. With the morning rush over, I was preparing a cappuccino for myself, hoping for some downtime. For the time being, the only sound in the store was the frothing hiss of the machine. There was only a handful of people still occupying the few tables in the back of the room. Some were whispering between friends, while others were bent over their laptops. I served the last one moments ago, leaving me with time to myself.
Where Myths and the Supernatural Come Alive