Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.
Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control.
There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to.
Junco is tired of fighting and death. She’s had enough and this time she means to end it – once and for all.
Raubtier Aves, 039-1, a.k.a TIER
Son of Lucan
Ranking Officer of the Avian military
And devoted to Junco, no matter what
Tier was left with one specific order and he’s not about to screw it up. He might lose all his allies, his brothers, his shot at defeating the High Order, and his own Eternal Salvation – but he’s willing to risk it all to keep one small girl alive.
Tier reveals his part in the epic tale of The Seven Siblings, spilling secrets and motivations that will leave you breathless and wanting more. The Magpie Bridge paves the way for the final installment in the new adult Series, I Am Just Junco. The final book in the Junco Epic, RETURN, will be released on December 2, 2013.
“They’re haunting me!” I scream it as they remove me from the meeting room, my feet dragging on the dirty tiles. “They’ll never leave me alone now! They’re here to make me crazy!” Ashur and Gideon have a tight grip on my upper arms and I can feel the bruises forming.
“Junco!” Gid yells down at me. “They’re not real! Listen, Junco. This is just a side effect of the Archer morph, OK?”
I look behind us to see if they’re following, but they’re not. Ashur whooshes open a door with a wave of his hand and they drag me into a bedroom and push me down on the bed.
“Junco,” Ash starts, his voice calm and deep. “Look at me, Snowbird.”
I look up into his eyes. They are glowing so bright they are almost fluorescent.
“You’re hallucinating. Understand? This is a consequence of the unsanctioned Archer morph Inanna put you through. You’re hallucinating.”
I consider it for a moment, I really do. Try and see it from both perspectives like Lucan taught me. But that was not a hallucination. “No, Ashur, I saw them. They were each standing behind us Seven. Like they picked us or something.”
Sera pops onto my vision screen as a video feed. You’re going to ruin everything. Just calm down, Junco.
Your doing? This is your doing? You bring these ghosts to me and then you tell me to calm down?
“Junco”—it’s Gid now—”here, take this.” He shoves some water at me and I take the glass. “Drink it, Junco.” I do without even thinking and then hand him the glass back.
What are you doing, Sera? Why are you doing this?
Junco, this is part of the plan. Tier’s plan involves raising the Djed Pillars, and that part is my plan as well. But the Seven of you need proxies. Those ghosts are your sacrifices, remember?
Sacrifices? “Oh, God!” My head falls into my hands as this new horror hits me.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.