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I’m not sure how many more snippets I’ll be posting from Rise of the Storm. It feels like ancient history for me right now. The sequel, Valley of the Shadow is with my beta readers and I’m already 20K words into the next one, Hammer of the Gods. So I’ll give you a few more drama-filled moments, then move on.
Things are going from bad to worse for poor Kendryk. Not only has Teodora broken the siege of her capital with Braeden’s and General Barela’s help, she’s made peace with her strongest opponent and now has her whole army at her disposal. Which she will probably use on Kendryk. On top of that, while out with his army, a bunch of other stuff has happened back home. He receives an ominous letter from Father Landrus, telling him to return right away. So Kendryk hurries home, worried that something terrible has happened to his family, and barges in on Gwynneth and Arian Orland, IN HER BEDROOM! They’re just talking, but–
“Let me explain,” Gwynneth began.
Kendryk stared at her. “How can you possibly explain this? There is only one reason he would be here.”
“Nothing was happening, or going to happen,” Arian said. “She was ending it.”
Which meant there was something to end. Arian took one more step and Kendryk’s fist shot out and hit him square in the jaw. Pain flashed up Kendryk’s hand, momentarily clearing his head.
Arian stumbled back, but rather than reach for him, Gwynneth stepped out of the way.
Not only is there now big trouble in paradise, Arian Orland is (was?) Kendryk’s only ally. Uh-oh.
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