Sunday Snippet, September 10 2017

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.”


Song and Sword cover

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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8 responses to “Sunday Snippet, September 10 2017

  1. A delicate exchange between these two.

  2. siobhanmuir

    I think he needs to make himself clear, if not for her, than for him. Good snippet, P.T.

  3. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Poor Kashrya. She has so many reasons not to trust.

  4. elainecsc2013

    No wonder she doesn’t trust him after what she went through.

  5. He gave a great answer to her question. Most other things he could’ve said would’ve driven her away, but this could help to win her trust.

  6. Oh … I woner how she’ll react to that last comment. Great snippet.

  7. That last line would tend to lessen her mistrust I think. Very enjoyable snippet!

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