Sunday Snippet March 27, 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.

Yhonshel was already a Caped warrior and now he has his Master’s robes.


“And do you swear to follow, uphold and defend the Accord?” Marsden asked as the black robes settled around the Tuanae.

“With my life,” Yhonshel replied.

Marsden smiled at the calm certainty in the young man’s voice and opened a box that was on the table and drew out a sword.  “Welcome home, son,” he said, his voice choked with emotion as he handed it to him. 

Yhonshel met his gaze. “Thank you, sir,” he said, his voice tight with emotion as he took the blade from him.  Set into the top of the hilt was one of the pins that Vinadi had had made for the school when they were still at the Fortress, and he ran his thumb over it gently, deeply touched by the significance of it, then fastened the belt around his waist, settling the sword at his hip, using the familiar motions to regain his center.  He drew the blade and saluted Marsden with it, then bowed as he returned it to its scabbard.

“Master Yhonshel.” 

He turned at the sound of Torlew’s voice. 

“You know that this isn’t going to make us respect you any more than we have in the past.”

Yhonshel laughed and embraced the Journeyman as the others mobbed him.  One thought kept running through his mind.  Home.  He had come home.




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15 responses to “Sunday Snippet March 27, 2016

  1. nice snippet, especially the last few lines

  2. They all seem so happy. That’s nice.

  3. Great snippet, and love the ‘mob’ scene at the end. Fun little tidbit with the pin as well.

  4. siobhanmuir

    Heh, love the smart-ass remark at the end. Great snippet, P.T. :)

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Great snippet. Love the snarky remark to lighten up the moment. lol I could feel their joy. Nothing like a good group hug. lol

  6. Home. He had come home. Beautiful. Pull my heartstrings.

  7. A poignant little “ceremony”–great homecoming sequence. The feels! :)

  8. Loved the scene at the end.

  9. This is a sweet scene with lots of positive energy. I can’t help but doubt life will always be quite so good for him, though.

  10. Things seem to be coming together for him. Great scene. :)

  11. You managed to fill this snippet with emotion, humor and a realistic portrayal of adolescent male dynamics. Great job!

  12. *Tiny squeal* Love those last lines! I know I’m going to love Tor based on that smartass remark. I love the thought of him finding home in that moment, touching.

  13. Lovely sense of warmth and connection…

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