Iniko: Novella (1-2)
This is the first and second installment of the African Elementals series.
Every magical villain has a beginning…
Iniko, daughter of a West African goddess and a Norse god, struggles with her estranged husband, who abducted their child and is intent on murdering the girl in a blood-soaked ritual to gain power for his ancient demonic master. Iniko travels to a West African castle during the slave trade to battle possessed vampire-like beasts with her sword and dagger to rescue her child. Can she find the strength to kill the man who once held her heart and the key to her magic?
Kuumba has hunted his wife for ten years, slaughtering her adopted family in retribution for tricking him into sharing his magical power in the mate bond with Iniko. But when he learns the truth about the true source of his magical power, will he have the strength to rebel against his master, especially if it means he must sacrifice himself for his wife and child?
This novella is a prequel and reveals the birth of the villain in the highly anticipated Rise of an African Elemental: A Dark Fantasy novel. Bonus material includes the mythology behind the West African pantheon of the Africana elementals series and about Iniko's birth mother, the goddess Mawu.
Want more in this series? Flee: A Short Story is a free read download.
Check out this Review of Iniko: http://thenotebookblogairy.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/book-thoughts-iniko-by-alicia-l-mccalla/
Listen to Alicia McCalla read the first chapter of Iniko: