Sunday Snippet March 20, 2016

Books One and two of The Academy of the Accord are safely in the hands of  brave beta readers, so I’m going to post from Book Three this month.

Now that Caristen and Torlew have their Journeyman’s robes (and it’s been established that Torlew is, in fact, not naked underneath his) it’s time for you to meet Yhonshel.

Yhonshel is a Tuanae – both wizard and Warder.  He has just returned from his Journey – he was gone for five years, learning how to balance the two halves of himself.

 

“There is one more thing we need to do,” Vinadi said quietly and they turned to him.  “Yhonshel.” 

He motioned for him to approach and the Tuanae stepped forward.

“Your sword,” Marsden said, holding out his hands. 

The younger four exchanged worried glances, but Yhonshel removed his sword belt and handed his weapon to Marsden with a soft smile and they relaxed, then felt their breath catch as Vinadi opened a drawer in the table and pulled out a black robe. 

“Yhonshel,” he said softly, “I have waited a long time to be able to give you this.”  He gazed into the Tuanae’s grey green eyes for a long moment. “Do you accept the rank of Master, and all the responsibility that goes with it?”

“I do.”

“Remove your robe, Journeyman.”

Yhonshel let his grey robes fall to the floor and as he accepted the black ones from Vinadi their hands met and they both smiled as Yhonshel gave his mentor’s hands a gentle squeeze.

 

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20 responses to “Sunday Snippet March 20, 2016

  1. Sitting on the edge of my seat here with these snippets. I feel like it’s a loaded spring ready to pop with the emotions in the air. I don’t why, it just does.

    So a Warder and a wizard, huh? Interesting turn. This guy ought to be invincible if he has magic AND fighting skills. But why were they worried about him handing his sword over? I sense some story or something behind that.

    • Because Marsden is the Commander of the Garrison and they were afraid that he was taking Yhonshel’s sword. For a warrior to have his sword taken (and broken) is a huge disgrace/loss of honor and they had no idea why Marsden was asking for Yhon’s sword. I’ll fix that, though, to make it clearer what was going through their minds. Thanks!

  2. That’s so sweet. I love all those little parts you uploaded recently where we can see the characters achievements.

  3. nice introduction of the last character.

  4. Saving the best for last, no doubt…good sequence of snippets.

  5. siobhanmuir

    A time of changes for them all. Good snippet, P.T. 🙂

  6. I’ve enjoyed all the snippets from this ceremony. I very much like the world you’ve created and these characters.

  7. You’ve done such a great job of creating this world, and I love all the unfolding details. Wonderful snippet as always!

  8. Gem

    Powerful moment as if they are on the cusp of change.!

  9. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I sensed handing over the sword was not a good thing. I could almost hear the whispers and the speculations of what was going to happen. Great scene. Great reveal.

  10. He’s getting his diploma! Good for him.

  11. Great moment between the two. 🙂 🙂

  12. Your writing is silk-smooth, and the descriptions are incredible. I think was holding my breath while I read it, Paula. 🙂

  13. elainecsc2013

    A time of change and a new character. Nice snippet.

  14. chellecordero

    A very solemn ceremony and you wrote the snippet filled with reverence. Well done.

  15. PT – I liked the ceremony – the passing of the robes to a new master.

  16. Very nice. It’s easy to step into the scene and feel the weight of the events. Big changes are coming for this character…

  17. Very nice snippet! Working on the book one!

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