More from the very rough first draft of my current project. The following excerpt may or may not have been creatively edited to fit the 10 sentence limit, or to at least come close to it.
Skipping ahead from last week — Ta’elsin and Berrebren are in the castle and have been ushered into a room where two men and a woman are waiting for them. The men are the king (who still needs a name *sigh*), and his brother, Mishelzon. The woman is the Royal Wizard, Traeasyun. Introductions complete, Traeasyun speaks first:
“Thank you for coming, Berrebren, your expertise will be much appreciated.” The woman’s voice was smooth, but reminded Ta’elsin of snake slithering across a rock.
“I am honored to have been asked to attend,” Berrebren replied, bowing, “and I hope that I may be of some assistance.”
Her gaze fell on Ta’elsin, dismissing Berrebren from her notice.
“An apprentice, Berrebren? That’s not like you.”
“A repayment of a debt, Traeasyun. Sagyl had taken him in but died without finishing his training and I owed him a favor.”
“Has his training been completed?” Her eyes, one pale blue and the other such a pale green as to appear translucent were fastened speculatively on Ta’elsin.
“Near enough,” Berrebren responded off-handedly. “He has been taught the arts, but he lacks experience.”
(The prologue is available on Wattpad if you’d like some background information.)
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