A large blackboard hung on the wall, behind Mako’s desk, were the words “Silence! Exam in progress” written in eight languages. The Mari version was penned by Mako and the rest written by his students.
Hearing fluttering wings, Mako’s eyes darted to the windows. He hoped to see a bird fly past them, but instead saw nothing. He shifted his gaze to the desk before him.
To one side was a four-inch high pile of stacked parchment, already marked and graded. To the other was a second pile twice the size of the first, which was yet to be marked.
Mako tried to focus on the students, dutifully filling out their exams, but he was distracted. He had heard the wings again, this time much closer.
Knock, knock, came a telepathic communication.
Standing in the open doorway was a large pitch-black raven.
Can I have a word with you? the raven asked.
Mako nodded, pushing himself back and rising. His attention turned to his students.
“Class, I am leaving the room for a moment. In my absence, you are to continue your examination in silence. No chatting and no cheating!” he said firmly, directing the words at Damien.
No one looked up, continuing on dutifully with their test.
Leaving quietly, Mako followed the bird down to the rec room, which was currently vacant. He sat down in a chair and Izal made himself comfortable on the back of the one opposite.
“What can I do for you, Izal?” inquired Mako.
I bring news, the telepathic avian replied. His eyes were green, as they always were whenever he spoke…
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You could even let the adventure continue and check out its prequel, where the story began and the series was created: The Spirit of Iris – Out now!
Author: Rocky Rochford
Illustrator: Ashleigh Longman
Title: The Eye of Mares
Series: Book 2 of the Rise of the Elohim Chronicles
Genre: Illustrated YA fantasy adventure
Book Content Rating: Suitable for ages 12 and up
Tag-line: “Darkness has many forms and Mares is its playground.”
Nearly four years have passed since Zach drew blade against the Shanzi Shimay and now the time has come for him to draw his sword once more. The Realm of Mares has fallen victim to invasion as three terrifying beasts of darkness, seek to destroy the world around them, as they await the inevitable arrival of their King.
With dark times ahead, the numbers of the Watchers on Iris has grown, as Zach is joined by seven fellow students, all too eager to prove their worth. It's not long before the students are put to the test facing off against the Nein Navy and uncover a dark secret.
The stage is set and the Battle for Mares is under-way.
Rocky Rochford is your standard guy, if your standard guy scuba dives, partakes in underwater photographer and is a wake-boarding, adventure seeking, sword collecting, marine conservation supporter. After living life on the road and the places between, he finally settled down but not without benefiting from all the lessons life had to teach him.
Self-professed “Student of Everything, and Master of Nothing,” Rochford does not choose what he writes, but writes what chooses him, be it fantasy, crime, poetry, philosophy or even adventure. Life is a journey we all get to experience, just like a good book.
Every read into another of his typed works is another trip into the imagination of his mixed up, crazed and deranged mind and this year along those works include the likes of full novels and novellas such as:
Other works released by him, are a number of short stories pertaining to horror, paranormal and romance, as well as other works released as part of an anthology:
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Volume II (featuring The Devil Before) – An Anthology by the Solstice Shadows (Paranormal themed Anthology)
Awethology Dark (featuring Ghosts) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme)
The December Awethology Dark Volume (featuring Seven Years Bad Luck) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme, set around December)
****Welcome to the World of Rochford****
Rocky Rochford’s website:
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Rocky-Rochford/e/B00O3AA3KU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449272442&sr=8-1
Rochford writes a little something for everyone, so if Mares isn’t your cup of tea, you can guarantee one of his many other works certainly is!