More from Song and Sword, the first novel I published, since I’m working on a sequel and need the motivation. This follows immediately after last week’s snippet.
“How do you know my name? Who are you and why are they doing this?”
“I don’t know why,” he replied. “I was hoping you could tell me.” He took a deep breath, wincing at the pain. “My name is Dakkas, and I know your name because I’ve been watching you.” He reached for her but she shrank away from his touch and he drew back, not blaming her.
“Watching me?” She seemed surprised. “Why me?”
“Because… I… I don’t know. You are beautiful, but it’s more than that. I… Maybe it’s because I know what it is like to be the outsider.”
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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