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Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Kara’s first reaction when she entered the labyrinth that hid the nectar of immortality was, well, disappointment. She’d imagined it would look like something out of the fairy tales she had read over and over until
the book spines split down the middle. She thought it would be beautiful, with ginormous green mazes carved out of jungle plants where sleek panthers with glowing eyes would stalk and snarl at them from the sidelines.
But it wasn’t. It was a cave. And it was dark.
The only light came from what she gripped tightly in her right hand: Sunny, her trident, forged from a drop of pure sunshine. Nothing could penetrate the darkness except Sunny, and as the daughter of Surya, the sun god, only Kara could lead the way through the labyrinth. No enemies would be able to follow, much less attack. She’d seen to that a few days ago.
Heat spasmed through her chest. She didn’t know what to name this feeling. . . . Even the thought of feeling guilty made her feel . . . guilty.
You did the right thing, her father had told her over and over.
But then why did that moment feel so poisonous? Why couldn’t she stop thinking about Aru’s face? Or the way Brynne had almost bellowed in pain? Or how Mini, the gentlest of the Pandavas, had curled around herself like she’d been kicked?
“Are you ready, daughter?”