More from Song and Sword, the first novel I published, since I’m working on a sequel and need the motivation. This follows a bit after last week’s snippet. Time has passed but neither is aware of how much.
They shoved him ahead of them to the well known torture chamber, but this time it was brightly lit – they wanted him to see what was happening. Kashrya was lying on a stone table, held down by Orcs, her clothing stripped from her. When she saw Dakkas she closed her eyes, unable to bear the look on his face, not wanting to see him as he was forced to watch…
He struggled, but the Orcs holding him just laughed and tightened their grips on his arms. Weak and weaponless, he could do nothing but watch helplessly as a large Orc advanced on Kashrya, his huge member erect. “Please, no,” he sobbed silently as Kashrya cried out in pain and fear as the Orc touched her, his huge rough hands squeezing her flesh, bruised and welted from her torture, his oversized manhood pressing against her as he gazed down at her, savoring her terror. “Please don’t let this happen to her.”
The Orc’s laughter covered her sobs as he covered her body with his and a cold anger descended on Dakkas. Raising his head, he called out in Drow, calling upon Rathen, the God of Vengeance, to rain down upon them that which they had wrought…
As soon as the last word passed his lips Kashrya screamed, the Orc laughed, and the world shook.
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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