All of a sudden, Merlin Greenway leaned forward in his chair.
He looked alert, serious. The company stopped their chatter and became quite still, listening to the silence as they focused all their attention on him. A sudden chill breeze blew up, stirring the flowering shrubs on the lawn outside the open window and the waves below the cliff.
"There is a presence in this room, do you feel it, Tomos? Someone is watching us," Merlin whispered, looking at the Elder, "I feel very visible, like a goldfish swimming around a glass bowl."
"All of you smile and make small talk. Merlin's right, the atmosphere has changed in here ... the temperature has cooled. A murky green haze had begun to seep into the room ...
Excerpt from book 3 of the Legends of Lumenor trilogy - coming soon