Avert your eyes and keep your heads lowered, readers. For we are Serena I, Imperatrix of the United Lands, savior of humanity from the Serpent’s jaws! Although we once had a humbler name. We called ourselves Xian. We shall bless you with a moment from our past, so you can appreciate the perils we keep you safe from. Or to put it in terms you readers will more readily understand, here’s a snippet from our author’s Work In Progress, ‘A Suitor’s Challenge’, one in which we appear.
“Nevalyn,” she whispered. It was dangerous to say Her name. To name Her was to invoke Her. To do this would only make Her more powerful. Ah, but if Xian could bind the Serpent, possess that power!