Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart 18

Iluku landed next to the mountain and deposited the men to the ground.

The sky was full of dark clouds and she could hear the vultures screaming throughout the storm the boa people had called on them.

The electric storm lighted the sky briefly and she could see Amarun's hideous form and hear his roar through the rumble.

He screamed his hunger and need of destruction to the wold to hear.
The men shivered from fear and huddled closer together.

Iluku lead them further inside the jungle.

Away from the danger of the monster's claws and the smell of death from the jaguar men's cave.

She could see a large boulder with petroglyphs next to a waterfall.
Her memories told her of a cave behind the waterfall where the men could rest, hidden and protected by the magic in the figures in the stone.

One by one the men crawled in the cave and shivering from the cold and fright they tried to warm each other.

- Let me build a fire, the cacique said when he had warmed up a bit, no one can see the light from here and the foam from the waterfall will hide the smoke.

The men nodded happily and little by little they fell asleep with the cave warming up around them.
In the morning they found Iluku gone and the ground littered with dead vulture men and their offspring.

It was a sad morning, the sky hung low and the memory of the fear from the night before was close to the men.

They were afraid of Amarun and worried that he would swoop down on them on any moment.

Silently they hunted a sloth and returned to the cave where few men had caught catfish and were preparing them wrapped in a banana leaf over the fire.

The water was clear and cold to drink.
Satisfied their hunger the men lay in the ground telling jokes and stories.

It was time to rest and prepare themselves for the night when Iluku would be back.

The men competed telling their jokes and laughing out loud to the stories with sexual connotations.

The young men were hazed and given advice on how their prowess with women would me much greater after returning to home.
A warrior was a strong man and strong men had strong children.

Outside the river sang to the men and hid their voices from the jaguar men's sharp ears.

Their smell was washed away by the rain and hidden under the stink of the dead bodies of vultures.

The earth, the sky and the water converged to hide them until the night when Iluku would return.


To be continued...



This is the eighteenth part of the story.


If you want to read the first part of the story, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 1  

To read the second part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 2 

To read the third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 3

To read the fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 4

To read the fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 5.

To read the sixth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 6

To read the seventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 7

 To read the eight part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 8

To read the ninth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 9

To read the tenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 10

To read the eleventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 11

To read the twelth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 12

To read the thirteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 13

To read the fourteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 14

To read the fifteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 15

To read the sixteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 16

If you want to read the seventeenth part, go to the The Queen With The Frozen Heart 17

126 comments:

  1. Another amazing installment of this story - and the pictures are beyond amazing!!

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  2. The pictures are fabulous, as always, as is the writing! Loved this part.

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  3. These pictures are breathtaking. Interesting read too!

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  4. I look forward to installment No. 19 - this is great!

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  5. What a great story. I love your pictures!! They are so pretty!! Beautiful countryside.

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  6. Love this story. Wonderful pictures as usual. If you haven't read all of this story you need to.

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  7. Beautiful pictures!! What a great set of stories!

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  8. Sounds like a suspenseful story and one I would like to follow. I really enjoyed this installment and the photos were beautiful.

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  9. Great installment, and fabulous photos to go along with it! Nice job!

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  10. These are awesome pictures. Beautiful words in this story

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  11. This is wonderful. I love the pictures to go along with the story!

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  12. i love the fog photos! :) and sorry if i sound like a broken record by saying love your writing. i guess i never know how to give proper feedback on writing. :)

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  13. A stress relieved and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for inspiring

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  14. The writing is wonderful and the photos are beyond words! I ENJOYED them both!

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  15. Fantastic story telling and absolutely astounding pictures. I will work my way through the other instalments that I have missed x

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  16. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  17. How fun! What a great way to be creative with your blog. And I love the pictures too!

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  18. Simply beautiful! those photos are stunning

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  19. Love the writing! And the photos are stunning! do you take them yourself?

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    1. Thank you, and yes, all the pics are my originals, as is the writing.

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  20. Great installment, as always...with a cliffhanger ending. :) I love the pics.

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  21. i love the lightening picture, very cool

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  22. Did you take the pictures? They are very pretty!

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  23. Reading this really makes me want to read the instalments! I love the imagery!

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  24. Those are such great pictures and such a wonderful story! :)

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  25. I wish I had the time to start from the beginning. Thanks for your posts - I can read vicariously through you :D

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  26. This is an awesome series. And I love the photos.

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  27. The lightening picture is so cool! Love the story!

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  28. The river and the fog look amazing. You capture the most beautiful pictures. This is such a great series I enjoy reading it.

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  29. The photographs take you right there. Great writing!

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  30. such gorgeous photos! they really take you to a magical land!

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  31. Great photo's and great words

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  32. Fab story telling and atmospheric photography to go with it.

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  33. Stunning pictures - I love this series!

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  34. Such beautiful pictures! I really want to be there experiencing it myself x

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  35. I had to laugh to myself when reading this installment...because I see that telling jokes on one another (ribbing) is a favorite pastime of men in any culture.

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  36. Love Your Stories & Just Breathtaking Pictures. It's Amazing What God Creates!!

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  37. What a well-composed story along with beautiful pictures.

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  38. Great writing style. I havent'read any of the previous parts yet and am not feeling too well so not able to concentrate on all seventeen, but I like this piece.

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  39. These are gorgeous pictures to go along with the story. Great job!

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  40. The photos match the story very well

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  41. Wow those are some amazing pictures! Great part to the story too.

    Michelle F.

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  42. Your story telling is always interesting to read, thanks!

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  43. Looking forward to 19! Gorgeous photos :)

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  44. These views are stunningly gorgeous. You paint such a vivid picture with your words!

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  45. I love this story! The pictures are beautiful!

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  46. LOVE the story. That lightening is CRAZY!

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  47. I love how you incorporate the images into your story - your photos are stunning!

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  48. Love the story and the pictures are great. I look forward to reading the rest.

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  49. Wonderful installment again! Your pictures are always so wonderful to see.

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  50. Beautifully written.. You are such a great story teller.

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  51. The pictures are beautiful. I like how you can really just use any picture to tell your story.

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  52. Need to go back and read all the instalments now - stunning pics too

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  53. What a great way of expressing yourself! You vividly combine original photos, that are a real piece of art with an impeccable story that engage the readers! Should be coming back here for more!

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  54. I will need to go back to the beginning in order to understand the story. From what the others have said, that would be a worthwhile thing to do.

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  55. I continue to enjoy this wonderful story. I love the pictures...Thanks for continuing the journey.

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  56. Another great chapter in the story! My favorite thing is your beautiful pictures. I want to go there some day!

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  57. Awesome story! I like the way the photos are strategically placed .. they are actually telling the story without words

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  58. I keep forgetting to ask--did you write this story? I keep reading it, and never asked the author. Fabulous, with great pictures, as usual!

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    1. Yes, it's my original story. I'm actually writing it all the time. I had the idea, it's from a bed time story I told my son. Well, bed time stories I used to tell him when he was smaller about a prince with his name that would do different brave things.

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  59. Great writing and stunning photography. My favorite is the third photo!

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  60. These pictures are absolutely stunning! And the story is warming :)

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  61. You really do have a knack for writing!

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  62. Beautiful photos. I do not think I will ever go to Ecuador in my life, so thank you for sharing these views with us.

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  63. Incredible photos! That lightning one is particularly amazing!

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  64. This is really becoming quite the tale. The story is just full of adventure.

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  65. Beautiful pictures to go along with a nice story line! Great job!

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  66. Beautiful photos ! They compliment the story so well.

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  67. Another great part of the story, I can't wait to sit and read them all together. :)

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  68. Beautiful pictures, totally breath-taking! And the story is also so interesting, i should be checking out the former parts!

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  69. wow this is the first time that ive read ur work, good job

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  70. Love the concept of the story, a fantasy with total story telling techniques.

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  71. Gorgeous powerful story and l love the pictures!

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  72. Wow! These photos are simply beautiful!!

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  73. This story sounds so interesting. Will definitely catch up on the previous parts. The photographs are stunning :)

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  74. I haven't seen sceneries like that. You are so lucky to experience those kinds of places.

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  75. Will this become a book someday, published for all of the world to read? It was lovely to read and follow, thank you

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    1. I am planning to make an ebook out of it. It will be my next adventure :)

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  76. It's exciting to see where the stories go from here. The warriors seem to have a nice time before the end of the installment.

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  77. You weave a beautiful story... love the photos!

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  78. Wow! So the thunders were get caught by the lens? Nice timing! and a great story.

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  79. You are really good at story telling! Love those photos! So beautiful!

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  80. Woaw!!! The lightning really beautiful! Love it much..

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  81. Beautiful segment of a mesmerizing story. I've enjoyed the seed and I do hope I like returns.

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  82. I love your writing style. Your pictures are always beautiful as well and really help capture the story.

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  83. Love your story and the pictures are just wonderful. The pictures fit the story.

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  84. This is such a beautiful story. Your pictures are amazing!

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  85. I love to read this story from the start.

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  86. The pictures are incredibly beautiful that I just want to go there right now. Amazing!

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  87. Great read! Your pictures are amazing!

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  88. What a lovey story and thanks for sharing with you. And I love, love, love these photos so much. Great photos to go with the story.

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  89. What amazingly gorgeous pictures and story as well!

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  90. Ah, I'm waiting in suspense for the next part

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  91. Another great chapter to the story. Your photos are incredible in this post. I love the one with the lightening!

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  92. The story has such powerful images, full of light and magic.

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  93. I was only introduced to your story today and I'm very much interested to read the whole thing. Looks like there's a mix of elements in this story: drama, action, adventure, etc!

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  94. I love the scenery ,it's so beautiful.
    Your writing is amazing

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  95. The scenery is gorgeous! I love viewing your pictures, they tell a unique story.

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  96. you writing is so beautiful, I really enjoy reading these, looking forward to no.19

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  97. Your descriptions really bring life to the story. I am imagining the scenes in my head.

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  98. Love this story and the pictures can't wait for the next part.

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  99. As usual, the photos & story are amazing! You have me on the edge of my seat for the next installment!

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  100. Another great installment to your story... I love your images that you use for your stories.

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  101. Yay, a new part. Love this installment.

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  102. Another captivating installment. Love the pictures too. Gorgeous.

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  103. Really interesting and I love your photos.

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  104. I am loving these stories, are you going to publish it into a book?

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  105. Ooh...it's getting better and better. Keep writing, it's totally interesting and draws me in each time I rear more

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  106. The photos are stunning. I especially love the water ones and would really like to visit thee one day :)

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    1. Haha not vist thee, visit there! I didn't suddenly go all old English on you!

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    2. Well, you could visit me too, lol. But I totally recommend visiting Laguna Azul (Blue Laguun), it's one of the most beautiful places I've visited in my life. I'm going to write a post about it later on, it's such an amazing place.

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  107. Brilliant instalment and great pictures - I am loving this series!

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  108. Wow! So captivating! I'm excited for the next installment!! Those pictures are absolutely amazing! Keep them coming!!

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  109. What amazing pictures! I really want to visit Ecuador after seeing all of these. Beautiful!

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  110. I love your writing and your pictures are stunning!!!

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  111. Another great addition to this cool story. It's so much fun with the photos too. Great job!

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  112. The pictures and words remind me of some parts of the "Lord of the Rings" movies. You definitely have a way with words.

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  113. those photos looks incredible! would love to visit such place like this!

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  114. You can really envision everything you narrate here. So vivid!

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  115. The photos are gorgeous! The story really follows along with them.

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