Sunday Snippet January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

I decided to still post from the twelfth book of The Academy of the Accord series.  This is something that I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut, but I like it too much to just let it disappear, so it will probably be transformed into a side story or something.

So, more of Jorsen and Autheren, but this is from the start of the book, before the spider incident that I posted about last month. (If anyone wants to see the last snippet of that, just click.)

Jorsen took Autheren home with him for the summer and the two of them went on a sailing trip up the coast for a few days. A storm blew in and they’ve taken shelter for the night in a cave on the cliff.


Autheren woke to the feeling that something wasn’t right.  Jorsen was at his side and his breathing told him that the cadet was awake.  Early morning light glowed at the entrance to the cave, clearly showing a silent figure perched on top of the skiff.

“Jorsen…”  Autheren couldn’t keep the fear out of his voice.

“I see it,” Jorsen said, his voice calm.  “Don’t move, but be ready with a lev spell. They favor archery as a weapon.”



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6 responses to “Sunday Snippet January 1, 2017

  1. Patricia Preston

    Great suspense. Love the line “they favor archery as a weapon.”

  2. siobhanmuir

    Nice. I’ve been in Jorsen’s position, preparing for coming action. Great snippet, P.T. :)

  3. Always fun to have a new view of these characters! Excellent excerpt…best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  4. Why do I feel like I’ve seen this excerpt before? Because I have a hunch on who the figure is. Either way, great cliffhanger.

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Love how calm he is in the face of danger. Intrigued to read more.

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