Sunday Snippet June 19, 2016


Posting from Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord this month.  Things are a bit tricky since some of this book runs concurrently with the end of Book 5 (and the start of Book 7) but focuses on a different pair of students: Rahmael, a ten year old first year cadet and a natural Warder, and Shander, a five year old apprentice wizard.  The two of them have “found” each other and share the special bond that goes along with it.

In this scene Rahmael has stayed at the school for winter break and he, Shander, and others are at the Winter Festival in the village.  There is a merchant caravan in town – the last one until spring.

(This is still a WiP and hasn’t seen an editing pen yet so just ignore the awkward sections and pretend it’s all nicely polished. Okay?)

Picking up from last week’s snippet.  The stranger who claims to be Shander’s father is facing a line of three cadets, all of whom sense a threat from him.


“I just want my son,” the man said.  He took a step forward, his hands outstretched. “Shander, come here and let me see you.”

Shander shook his head and took a step backward and all three cadets rested hands on their swords.

“I told you,” Rahmael said firmly, “we will wait until my captains and their wizards get here and then you can tell your story.”  His voice carried a far greater authority than his age suggested, and his tone clearly said that he wasn’t used to repeating himself when he gave an order.



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12 responses to “Sunday Snippet June 19, 2016

  1. chellecordero

    I like how they all band together to protect Shander who obviously doesn’t want to see his father, wonder why?

  2. How old is this kid again? Sounds like he’s a natural commander.

  3. A man with authority? interesting snippet.

  4. I love their loyalty and protectiveness! Great snippet.

  5. I admire their loyalty and suspicion.

  6. Good for Rahmael. I don’t trust this guy, father or not! Really enjoying the story.

  7. It’s probably bad of me to hope the man doesn’t back down, just so I can see how the line of cadets handles him, isn’t it? :-/

  8. Good to know the boy has protection and that the kids follow their instincts. :)

  9. elainecsc2013

    Something is fishy about that guy claiming to be the father. I hope he doesn’t get the boy.

  10. I don’t think he’s getting anywhere near him, father or not! Good snippet!

  11. If I was this guy, I think I’d back off now before he’s facing three drawn swords. Then again it’ll be interesting to see what they do if he DOESN’T back off.

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