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Secrets of the Mine: an excerpt!

July 28, people! Secrets of the Mine is coming July 28!

I'm so excited, I wanted to start sharing excerpts with you. Here's the first.

Clancy raised her trident and formed the force field around them again so they could travel through the water protected. They moved slowly at first, but the rock walls around them grew closer as the river narrowed. Nef had no choice but to rise to the surface to avoid crashing into underwater stones.
When their faces broke through the top, they found themselves in a raging section of whitewater, with black stone cliffs rising up and out of sight on either side of them. The river grew more and more narrow. They shot around a tight corner only to find another sheer cliff in front of them with a whirlpool twisting before it. This dead end offered them no escape.
Nef reared underwater, and Adam lost his grip. The water ripped him away from the others. He kicked hard and knew he was a good swimmer, but he was no match for the aquatic vortex sucking him under.
“Go back!” Adam screamed. “It’s going to pull us under!”
“This is where we connect to the tunnel!” Clancy shouted from Nef’s back. The two stopped swimming and let the whirlpool pull them in, where they spun faster and faster as they approached the middle of it. “Stop trying to fight it and let it suck you under!”
“Do you want me to drown?” he spluttered, coughing and choking on a mouthful of water.
         “Trust me! Just let it pull you in!” He could barely hear her words as they got sucked down all the way, and their heads vanished.

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