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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