Eleventh month, eleventh book of The Academy of the Accord series. (Unedited, of course. My plans to edit a book a month were um… a little unrealistic.)
This follows directly from last week’s snippet.
Draethlen and Terhesh stayed alert, silently challenging Andrek as Senzu and Azlea stepped forward to stand just behind them, their hoods up to minimize distractions.
“Enough,” Caristen said as he felt the energy building. “Hoods down.”
“There will be no fighting, magical or otherwise,” Torlew said firmly.
“Everyone, stand down,” Wellhym repeated.
“So he can attack?” Draethlen asked. “It’s Andrek, Captain. He was always looking for trouble and now there’s nothing to stop him.”
“He’s not going to attack,” Wellhym said.
“Wel’s right.” Kordelm’s eyes met Draethlen’s in a quiet challenge, and Draethlen slowly looked away. “Stand down, Andrek,” Kordelm said softly, feeling the crisis pass. “You and Ori will be safe. I promise.”
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12 responses to “Sunday Snippet November 20, 2016”
A tense situation, hopefully diffused.
I like the idea of putting hoods down taking the challenge off. Nice tension.
The apprentices can’t focus as well without their hoods up. At least, not for fighting.
What a tense situation. Looks like they may resolve it without violence.
THis snippet created a bunch of questions in my mind. Will he stand down? If so, what will the other guy do? Is he in trouble for nearly fighting?
The students all respect their instructors. (Yeah, that’s pretty much a non answer…)
I get the feeling the tension isn’t going to blow over that easily…
Draethlen and Andrek have quite a history…
Actually, Andrek has quite a history with a few others too…
A tense moment that is hopefully defused for now, but will there be any consequences? Great snippet. Love the world building.
This has been quite the tense encounter. Why do I have a feeling it may rise again, out of sight of the authorities? Excellent excerpt…