Sunday Snippet January 10, 2016

Continuing with Book One of the Academy of the Accord series, which is about halfway through the first round of edits (with probably two more rounds (at least!) to go.  Picking up from where I left off last week.

The last line from last week’s snippet:
“There’s a wizard stranded out in Claimach.  His escort got killed in a fight and he needs a warrior.”


“What kind of fight?”   “Who was it?”   “Who’s the wizard?” 

The questions all pelted him at once but he shook his head.  “Wizard’s name is Vinadi. I don’t know any more than that.”

“Rodak was with him,” someone said.  “He’s a tough fighter.”

“Any takers?” Ulav asked, his piercing gaze traveling the room.  The warriors looked at each other, avoiding his gaze. 

“Right,” a man with pale blond hair replied. “We’re all just dying to risk our necks for some worthless wizard that’s already gotten one warrior killed.  Or maybe I should take it — I’ll bet he did something to violate the Accord and that’s what got Rodak killed. He probably even killed him. Let him rot there for a day or two while I think it over.”

“I’ll take it,” Marsden said, casting a disgusted look at the speaker.

“You sure, son? You just got in.”

“I’m sure.”





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10 responses to “Sunday Snippet January 10, 2016

  1. Great snippet–Marsden is brave–hope he has good luck!

  2. Not surprised that he took it because I liked him from the start. Loving this story already. :-)

  3. chellecordero

    Nice that Marsden stepped up. Doubly liked it that he was disgusted by what the other guy said.

  4. elainecsc2013

    I saw this coming. This guy is both brave and responsible.

  5. Great snippet. Good on Marsden ….

  6. Well I sure don’t think much of the other warriors now! But I like Marsden – he’s a good guy obviously. Enjoyed the excerpt! And I want to know more about this world…

  7. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I like Marsden. Love that he gave the other guy a ‘look’.

  8. That’s brave. It’s good that he doesn’t have prejudices about the wizard. The situation sounds a bit extreme.

  9. I new this already, of course, but I still love Marsden’s character already. The bitter Warrior that spoke before him reminds me very much of one, or a combination of a few, of my characters.

  10. It was inevitable but you made it feel like it wasn’t obvious. That’s a strained sentence, I know. It’s meant as a compliment. Really.

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