"Wait," Erac's Cousin said, and his familiar heard the voice in its mind. "Let me see those pages."
Erac's Cousin could see through his familiar's eyes and scanned the
pages of the open book Ehlissa had thrown between her and his pet to buy
her precious seconds to escape.
"Hmm...could this be The Chronicles of Keoland by Lord Kelvin
Halmari?" Erac's Cousin mused to himself. "If it is the rare first
edition, this alone could be worth the risks I've taken..."
Ehlissa had turned and followed the hallway north as it curved around
the mage's office. There was a door on the left, but it seemed to be
locked and she could not budge it. Up ahead, though, was a glass orb
mounted to the wall with magic light inside it, and this light
illuminated an open archway across from it in the north wall.
When she stepped into the room, the light winked out behind her. It had
lasted long enough, at least, for her to see another door...