Sunday Snippet May 7, 2017


More from Song and Sword, the first novel I published, since I’m working on a sequel and need the motivation.  This follows a few sentences after last week’s snippet.

“I was in Palora’s Crossing,” she said.  “It was Market Day, and I needed supplies.  I overheard conversations about highwaymen waylaying travelers coming to and from market.  I am a Paladin of Arithen, pledged to defend those who cannot defend themselves, so I …” She closed her eyes, remembering the brief battle. “The couple that I rescued invited me to their home for evening meal and a night’s lodging. I felt uneasy letting them go on alone, so I agreed.  Their son… their son …later that night he…” She shook her head. “You saw what happened.”

“Indeed I did,” he said softly. “And I wish that I had been there to spare you his advances.”

For the first time a smile touched her lips.  “I believe you.”

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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 May 7, 2017

  1. I like how she’s able to open up to him … she trusts him. Nice snippet.

  2. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I sensed she needed to talk about this. So glad she was able to confide in him.

  3. Siren X Star

    Great dialogue between them.

  4. He’s quiet and kind. I like the way she trusts him.

  5. She got a lousy reward for helping these people out.

  6. Interesting twist to the story. I very much enjoy your author ‘voice’ in all these snippets!

  7. elainecsc2013

    And so she has found someone she can talk to. she must trust him.

  8. Love that she’s coming to trust him.

  9. Great dialogue. Such an arse that guy.

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