Sunday Snippet February 14, 2016

Continuing with Book Two of the Academy of the Accord series, and picking up a few sentences after last week’s excerpt.  Marsden has been following the boy who stole the skewer of chicken.

“I said leave him alone!”   The voice was angry, not frightened, and Marsden diverted into the alley to see what was going on. 

The boy he had been following stood defiantly facing two older and larger boys, both of whom were better fed and better dressed.  Most likely merchants’ sons come down to the wharves for a little fun, Marsden thought, even as his attention was drawn to a still figure that was crumpled to the ground behind the boy, curled up in a fetal position, his white robes dirty and bloody. 

“Gonna make us, whoreson?” one of the others sneered.

“If I have to.” 

The younger boy’s voice was calm, unafraid, and Marsden’s experienced eye examined his stance – light, balanced on the balls of his feet, alert, but not tense – and he smiled;  he’d make a fine fighter.

One of the older ones lunged for the boy and jerked back, howling in pain, clutching his stomach as bright red blood spread out from a knife slash. 

“That’s enough!” 

Marsden strode forward and for a moment all three of them froze, then one of the older ones shouted, “It’s the Guard!  Run!” and bolted, followed more slowly by his injured companion.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 responses to “Sunday Snippet February 14, 2016

  1. chellecordero

    This kid sound lethal, great to have on your side, but still dangerous. He definitely can take care of himself… it sounds like he is in the neighborhood where he has to. Very intriguing.

  2. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Great played out action scene. Love the visual I got when they all scattered.

  3. Okay … you could’ve given us another line or two …. LOL … well done on the descriptions

  4. siobhanmuir

    I have a feeling this kid is gonna stand his ground no matter who he faces. Great snippet, P.T. 🙂

  5. Really enjoyed the scene and the way the boy stands his ground to defend the other person. Excellent excerpt!

  6. I think this boy has courage and resolve, and I think his life may be about to change. I wanted to read more.

  7. I knew this kid was going to prove interesting! I like him. Not afraid to stand up for someone in need, despite the odds. Calm and collected almost about it as well, keeps his head… Oh yeah, he’ll make a damn good fighter. Love how the two older boys run like cowards at the sign of getting in trouble by Marsden. Great snippet!

  8. I really like Marsden and the defiant boy. Looking forward to seeing how their relationship develops!

  9. I like the kid, like him a lot and can’t wait to get to know him better. Great snippet!

  10. Yep, they better run. I like this kid, he seems so strong. I can’t wait to see if Marsden has to train him much or if he knows the deal already.

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