Fending off Coal’s memories by night and his overprotectiveness by day, Lera is at her wits’ end - and the muscled warrior is only the start of her problems. With Han on his side, headmaster Sage now wants to move the Prowess Trials to the academy, gathering the continent’s royals right at the heart of the cracking wards - and the dark creatures leaking through them.
Sidelined by a shattered arm and haunted by worsening nightmares, Coal needs Lera to stay put for a few damn days until he heals enough to fight. Instead, Lera becomes more reckless than ever. When she brazenly risks her life to win an argument, Coal’s last thread of control snaps. If Lera wants to play deadly games, she’ll need to get through Coal first - and he’s done playing.
Hide and Seek is the sixth episode in the Great Falls Academy novella series. The story takes place in the same world as Alex’s KDP All Star-winning Power of Five novels but can be listen to independently.