Diary of an Oracle – Author Don Beukes


Sekueb Nodmai – Wisdom is not bestowed on just any inherited ancient crown but one such king is what the stones have predicted eons ago – No amount of dark spells whispered by cursed wretched vindictive elves could prevent his imminent foretold crowning – As the subjects of his kingdom were slowly morally drowning, he alone could make them atone for even sins unknown – Great was his task to unite three war-torn kingdoms at last and restore royal order after vicious centuries of failed fatal missions and blurred horrid visions – Now began a new era with echoes of a people spreading their desperate cry to a monarch known as His Eminence,  Sekueb Nodmai…

Eniamrahc – A royal maiden, her foretold mission no more hidden –  A newly crowned ruler revealing his fatherly instruction to claim her birthright secret from a legendary elusive oracle – A liberating legendary key to everlasting life from a watery source to avoid an earthly grave but behold the others chosen from kingdoms magically frozen – Each now on a maiden journey instructed to seek and find the enigmatic elected oracle to show the way to eternal life’s miracle – Armed with ancient secret herbs, Eniamrahc had no choice but to embark on this perilous journey – Crossing the fiery plains of Vygieskraal with her mystical veil shielding her from the deadly snarling gamdroelas, her human stench masked by root of knoffel dug out from the ancient wortel tree – Moving stealthily towards the secret waterfall, guided by the soothing song of the kwêvoël to reach the sanctuary of the oracle…

The Revelation – As Eniamrahc approached her destination she found herself compelled towards an ancient wisdom, radiating from an expectant oracle – Reveal to me your secret ingredient and I will gift you what you seek to prove your expected obedience, said the oracle without moving her revelatory mouth – Oh revered oracle I have for you extract of waterblommetjie infused with breath of tokkelossie, now please show me the way to the prophesized archway there to find the key to what I seek – The mystical egg of the treasured gansvoël – I am convinced by your precious herbal gift, so follow my voice and your kingdom will eternally rejoice oh daughter of Sekueb Nodmai.

© Don Beukes

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  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    My first fantasy/adventure publication in this phenomenal anthology…


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