Switching gears to my Camp NaNoWriMo project. Song and Sight is a sequel to Song and Sword (but true to form, I think there’s another book that has to come between the two of them. Someday I’ll write a series in order, but today is not that day.)
This is from the preface.
Nisham shivered and pulled the threadbare blanket more tightly around his thin body – not that it did any good. He was always cold, always hungry. He couldn’t remember a time when he wasn’t.
The cavern was lit by a single candle that did little to dispel the darkness and nothing to dispel the dampness. He stared at it, not really seeing it, his mind wandering as he half dozed, sleep being the only escape he had from the Pens – and from the cold and hunger that were his perpetual companions.
“Freedom,” a voice whispered. “Freedom is coming.”
“Freedom is coming,” he replied and the sound of his own voice startled him into wakefulness.
“What did you say? Speak up, boy.”
This time his shiver had little to do with the cold.
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