Sunday Excerpt — September 15, 2013

Another snippet from  Book 4 of the Academy of the Accord series, picking up from last week’s excerpt.

Vinadi is hesitant to tell Marsden what is troubling him, but Marsden has guessed that it has to do with the rumors he’s heard about his wizard.  He asked Vinadi if they were true, and Vinadi confirmed that they were.  Marsden speaks first:

“Want to tell me about it?”

“Yes.”  Tension flowed out of Vinadi in the light of Marsden’s easy matter of fact acceptance.  He took a deep breath and let it out in a long sigh, wondering where to start. 

Marsden saved him the trouble.  “It’s Koppaerna,” the warrior said.

Vinadi looked at him startled.  “Koppaerna…”

“You fell in love with her.” Marsden’s tone was calm, matter-of-fact.

“Yes.”  Vinadi’s voice was a whisper, his head bowed, not wanting to see the revulsion in Marsden’s eyes.

(Koppaerna is a Wyverian, a race created during the wizard wars – roughly humanoid but with scales, wings, and a tail.  Interracial relations are… not exactly accepted.)


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26 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — September 15, 2013

  1. It sounds like Mardsenisn’t going to run screaming—or smack Vinadi and tell him to get over it. Whew! 🙂

  2. This snippet makes me think there are changes on the way.

  3. Interesting snippet. I want to know what happens next.

  4. Nice lead-in snippet to good things 🙂

  5. Sherry Gloag

    An interesting snippet that caught my attention.

  6. Marsden is judgmental, it seems. To each his/her own, but he may not be that tolerant.

  7. I like this. Although Vinadi’s expects to see revulsion in Marsden’s eyes, I have a feeling he’s not going to find it. Nice snippet!

  8. Gem

    Intriguing look at racism/prejudice in an alternate world. Your snippet holds hope of tolerance from Marsden.

  9. I feel for Vinadi, but he’s going to have to face Marsden’s reaction. Engaging 8!

  10. I have a feeling they’re each misjudging the other.

  11. Marsden seems like a good guy. I don’t think he is going to judge his friend so harshly.

  12. Oooh, amazing tension! Sometimes coming late has its perks…I don’t have to wait so long for the next week’s snippet, lol.

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