December is here and I am so excited to be a part of Kylie Betzner’s Inaugural My Favorite Things Blog Tour!! Yes, just like Oprah, authors have our favorite things about our books. I am to share my favorite character, scene and quote from Princess of the Light. (Click here for all the info on the blog tour: http://litchicblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/my-favorite-things/)
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.
I know it sounds cliche but my favorite character is Mary, the Princess of the Light. She is brave, strong and a warrior princess. Yet she she has a soft side too. She is scared and worries that she cannot defeat her enemies. The fate of so many is a heavy burden and in one instance, she can no longer be strong. She’s at Joe’s office and here is an example of her emotional state:
Joe pulled me into his arms and his strength seemed to seep into me. I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and it was a burden. Joe understood and wanted to help me. There was a slight shade of darkness to him, but given what just happened, I assumed it must be some anger fighting to rear its head.
I pulled Joe closer, and before I knew what happened, instead of comforting him, I was crying. Fear, sadness, anger, revenge, doubt, and even relief, were suddenly swirling around my heart. What if I couldn’t banish Lisbeth for good? What if those innocent people died in the fire? Why didn’t Lisbeth and Than just go away? I will make Than pay for what he did to André and scores like him! What if I am not strong enough to deal with all the evil in this world? What if I cannot kill those demons when the time comes?
Where was all this doubt coming from?
I hugged Joe close and in a jagged whisper said, “What would I do without you?” I looked up into his eyes and whispered, “I couldn’t be the Princess without your strength and love.” The slight darkness I had seen shadowing him now faded away.
Joe smiled and with his arms still wrapped around me whispered, “I’m always here for you, Mary. You are my soul mate and I love you with every cell in my body.” Joe bent down and gently kissed me.
My favorite scene has got to be the luncheon scene where Than, the demon, interrupts Mary and Penny’s lunch. The last few times Than and Mary have spat, Than always had the upper hand. But in this scene, Mary is stronger with the Light and lets the Light guide her. For the first time, she realizes who she is and how powerful she is with the Light. Enjoy!
My smile suddenly went rigid as the hairs on the back of my neck began to rise. It had been silent on the demon front. Maybe I’d relaxed too soon.
Now, I was on alert and I heard the rustle of angels beginning to surround me. Something was amiss. My eyes darted from one person to another looking for whoever it was. I looked back at Penny and tried to warn her, but Than appeared too quickly.
I narrowed my eyes and waited for him to make the first move. Than placed a hand on Penny’s shoulder and total fear fell across her face.
Than said nonchalantly, “Miss me?”
I raised my hand. Purple arrows shot out of my palm and pierced Than’s hand that was resting on Penny’s shoulder. I knew the arrows wouldn’t hurt Penny because she was filled with the Light already.
I smiled as snidely as I could at Than. To Penny, I said, “Sweetie, why don’t you go to the washroom while I have a chat?”
Penny nodded and grabbing her purse, bolted from the chair.
Than gracefully sat down and smiled back at me with an ugly grin. “Tsk, tsk, tsk, such displays of power are hard to explain to the press. Didn’t Gabriel teach you anything?”
I took a sip of my lemonade. “Why don’t you sit down and take a load off? I imagine it’s hard to carry around that entirely misplaced ego.”
Than replied in my mind, “Let’s stop playing these games, little girl.”
I laughed and said with a smile, “Been on vacation, Than?”
Than narrowed his eyes.
I heard Gabriel’s voice in my head. “Try to get him talking about what he has been up to.”
I slightly nodded and said calmly, “I hear you’ve been preparing your own grave?”
Than’s lips twitched in annoyance. “Beautiful woman, you have no idea what I have planned for you and the rest of this pitiful world.”
Than’s wink turned into a wince as my purple Light blinded him. He snarled, “Stop that, witch.”
I started tapping my right index finger on the table. I leaned in and whispered, “Never call me that again!”
Surprisingly, Than just put on his sunglasses and looked at me. He flashed me an oddly enchanting smile and said sweetly, “Look, I do not want to argue. I came here to talk.”
There was no way he was really up to any good, but I was too curious not to hear him out. “Are you admitting defeat then?”
Than snorted and said, “Hardly. But I think that you do not realize the bigger picture. You want to save the soul of André and that is fine. I have released my hold on him and you can have him.”
Than continued, “But you have to stop cleansing demonic ground. There is a balance of good and evil in the world and you are upsetting that balance. You need to allow humans the right to choose.”
I paused and waited for the other shoe to drop.
Than nodded and continued, “The Lord gave all his children free choice. Giving you free reign to destroy all evil was wrong.” A lie is always best sandwiched in a truth.
I saw his gleeful smile and narrowed my eyes. “The truth, Than, is that you are full of deceit and soon you will be begging for the eternal life you mock. You’ve already made your choice.”
Than swallowed hard.
I glanced toward the men at the other table—they still seemed totally unaware of what was taking place.
I leaned in close and whispered, “I suggest you take your demonic guard and leave this table now before I make you pay for the lies you have told.” I snapped my fingers and the four demons surrounding Than appeared.
Than looked to the left and saw that I dropped his veil. He put his hand up in defeat. “That is your answer, then?”
I nodded and leaned back in my chair. “Refuse me and all of hell will burn just like this.”
Than choked on his tongue as a radiating, purple fireball hovered above my now open palm. My thoughts had control of it, but it seemed to only be visible to me and the demons in front of me. No one else in the café seemed alarmed, or even to notice what was going on.
Weakly he whispered, “Little girl, I will burn your soul.”
I laughed and said, “Now, if only you could believe that.”
“Lisbeth is coming. I tried to warn you.” His eyes looked sad and with a mocking snap of his own fingers, he and his demons were gone.
I sighed and shook my hand. The fireball disappeared and I closed my eyes. Gabriel’s presence was still in my mind.
“That went well, Princess.” Gabriel purred. “Lisbeth will be the one demon to focus on.”
I sighed and thought, more threats and more battling. How am I supposed—Gabriel was gone.
I don’t want to give too much away except to say Mary encounters Lucifer. He tries to tempt her to the other side and this is her reply:
“I am not your slave,” I spoke clearly. “I am the Princess of the Light, and you have no power over me. I am the key that was foretold and your time is coming, Lucifer.”
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I had such a great time on this blog tour! Thank you, Kylie, for creating and hosting it. Please check out the other participants including Lara Willard !!!
MRS N aka N. N. Light