In Serein

1-1-1 Low Born & Never Chosen

Part 1 – Meyon Heights


In Serein

by StarFields




Book 1

Sorcerer & Apprentice



Part 1 – Meyon Heights





Chapter 1/1 – Low Born & Never Chosen …



For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Serein.

The more they warned me to stay away from the Serein, the more I wanted to be one of them.

As simple as that, really.

Of course, there was more.

They told me the Serein were dangerous – I thrilled inside.

They told me the Serein were evil – I shuddered deliciously

They told me the Serein were insane – and I saw the fear in their eyes and wanted that kind of power so badly, I could taste it in my soul.

From the time I was three years old, I was utterly hooked on becoming a Serein.

Just one problem - I was low born and never chosen.

Yet somehow, I always  knew that none of that would matter once I could wear the blue robes and hide my face behind a small distortion.

To be a Serein, I had to become one.

So I studied them. I followed them whenever I saw one, watching them float along the main road above our village, their feet nor robes ever touching the ground, and saw them disappear in a glow up the mountainside where their monastery lay. I asked about them until I got hit across the head and told to be quiet – little good that did! beyond scary old wives tales and all sorts of superstitious nonsense - although, if only the smallest part of that were true ...

I didn’t really know what to do but the wish to be someone other, somehow better, anything other than what I was, always burning, burning, burning inside my mind. I spent my childhood waiting for some kind of opportunity, and when it finally came, I didn’t even recognise it.