History is on repeat"
Seth never thought he"d have a future. But now he"s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better" or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.
A price must be paid"
Entombing the Titans is Josie"s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.
For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled".Books in Series:Titan Series by Jennifer L. ArmentroutBooks by Author:Jennifer L. Armentrout Books
Wind gusted around me, tossing across my cheeks the short, thin strands of blonde hair that had fallen loose from my bun.
The late-evening air was still cool for early June. At least from what I was used to, having grown up in south Missouri, where it could feel like the devil"s butt by this time of year. But I had a feeling it never really got all that hot here in the hills of South Dakota.
Drawing in a deep breath, I focused on a large, gray boulder. Probably been sitting where it was since time began. Lifting my arm, I tapped into all the aether that now poured through my veins, since I no longer had my powers bound by a pair of not so ordinary bracelets.
It felt good to have that power back, especially right now when I wanted to blow stuff up.
I was super irritated at a certain golden-headed god at the moment.
Instead of pushing that anger aside like I normally would have, I tapped into it and used it to feed akasha, the deadliest element known to man and immortal. Summoning the air element was something I had always struggled with in the past. Sometimes I"d want to move something and I"d set it on fire instead.
That was why Luke usually stayed far away from me when I was practicing with the elements.
I pictured the boulder lifting into the air and held that image. Power coursed through me. At first, nothing happened, and then the boulder began to tremble as if the ground was shaking. A heartbeat later, the great rock shifted, and then it was like a great hand reached down and pulled on it. The scent of rich soil filled the air as the boulder broke loose from the ground and rose.
I moved the boulder to the left and then to the right. The massive rock slid back and forth like it weighed nothing more than a feather.
I was doing it, but it wasn"t perfect. I needed to be able to use the elements immediately, with no hesitation. I lowered the boulder, wincing at the jarring impact it made as it settled crookedly into its hole.
Turning at the waist, I scanned the ancient statues of unnamed gods rising out from tall, wispy weeds, half-expecting one of the many Sentinels or Guards to come rushing onto the low hill, but the field I was practicing on remained empty.
I wiped at the sweat dotting my brow as I turned back to the boulder. Ignoring the weariness cloaking my body, I shook out my shoulders and arms. A huge part of me wanted to take a nap.
I"d been sleeping a lot lately.
Supposedly that was normal, even in the early stages of pregnancy. I knew this because I had done some Google sleuthing. Okay. I"d done a lot of reading. Part of me wished I hadn"t, because I"d learned about all kinds of things I was just better off not knowing about.
I"d discovered I"d become a bit of a worrywart.
Because holy crap, there was so much that could go wrong. So much! And that wasn"t even taking into consideration the nightmare-inducing birthing stories I"d spent an afternoon reading.
I was traumatized from that.
But there was so much that could happen. What if something happened to this baby" I didn"t think it was a crazy question. Normal pregnancies failed all the time, for one reason or another. Hell, some women never even learned why they lost their babies. Sometimes, it just happened and there was no reason.
And like I"d said to Seth, we were not normal.
He was a god, and I was a demigod. His life was crazy dangerous, and mine wasn"t any safer. In all reality, my life was a heck of a lot more dangerous than his. He was absolute. Meaning only another absolute being could kill him. That was still scary, but there were only two other beings alive that posed any real risk to Seth.
But for me"
My heart lurched in my chest. Pretty much any other being that was better trained at physical fighting and was more skilled at controlling the elements posed a risk to me and my child. Granted, as a demigod, I would be harder to kill.
But I still could be killed.
And what if I was seriously injured in a fight with the Titans" What would that mean for the baby" The fact the child had survived the time I was captured by Hyperion proved that this kid was a fighter. No doubt about it, but it was still vulnerable, because I"I was vulnerable.
But I wasn"t weak.
Which was why I was out here and not cowering in my bed.
Once again, I summoned the element of air, but this time I didn"t raise my hand.
A moment passed and then the boulder rose.
Good. That was good.