Taking a break from The Academy of the Accord, since I’ve been posting from its books for over a year now. (I’ll come back to them when they’re ready to release. Current goal is 2020.)
So, anyhow, I thought I’d post from Song and Sword, the first novel I published, since I’m working on a sequel and need the motivation.
Following directly from last week. (Some of you may have seen some of this before.)
A look of pain flashed across his face. “I give you my word, my lady, had I been there, I would have stepped in, would have protected you.”
The gentleness and honesty in his voice deflected her anger and she stared at him, puzzled. “But you said you saw it. Are you a Seer, then?”
“A Seer? No, not I. I am just a simple Bard.” He smiled. “Your unicorn showed me.”
“My… my unicorn?”
He nodded. “What is his name?”
“Justice,” she replied, only half paying attention to the question as she followed his gaze to the clearing where Justice and another unicorn grazed. “But, they’re just animals…”
“They are more than just animals, my lady. They choose their riders, and they can communicate with us. I promised Justice that I would teach you when you are strong enough.”
Pashevel: a simple Elven Bard — and the Crown Prince
Marlia: a Paladin of Arithen, the Elven God of Justice – seeking vengeance for the destruction of her village
Dakkas: heir to the Drow throne — if his father and elder half-brother don’t kill him first
Kashrya: raised among a tribe of nomadic Humans, she is unaware of her true heritage — or of the prophecy that made her mother an outcast
Their goal: build a bridge between the Elves and their outcast brethren, the Drow, reuniting them and undoing the damage caused in a time so far gone that history has become legend and legend has become myth.
But first, they have a problem to solve: how do you stop a war that hasn’t started?
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9 responses to “Sunday Snippet April 30, 2017”
She didn’t know?
I like the effect he has on her, calm and gentle.
Yes, I’m surprised at her ignorance.
I really enjoy the flow of this excerpt. Very well done!
Seems like she has a lot to learn about unicorns. Good snippet, P.T. :)
No animal is just an animal, but I’m glad he’s going to show her otherwise.
She’s been missing out on a lot since she didn’t know how to communicate.
He knows more about her unicorn than she does? Interesting.
I wonder how she came by the unicorn if she knows nothing more than it being “just an animal”.
I love you mythology. :) :)