It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
It’s nice to be back! I’ve been sick for well over a week now and the doctor told me I can expect this nasty bug to last two weeks. Not good, especially because it started about two days before my book was ready to go to beta readers. So long, May 15 release date!. But I’m optimistically expecting my brain to work a little bit better each day, so I signed up for WeWriWa in spite of not being up to snuff. I apologize in advance for any incoherent comments.
A lot has changed for Anton since we last checked in with him. After King Arryk’s big victory, Count Orland has been traveling all over the place, raising more troops and taking Edric Maximus (the former Father Landrus) all over Terragand, so the new religion can be spread everywhere.
Through all of it, Anton rode right behind the count on his own horse. Skandar was a shaggy gray Norovaean stallion, a gift from King Arryk himself. He was a reward for Anton bringing the king a horse and pistols at the right moment. The count reckoned he’d saved the king’s life.
“There’s nothing for it,” Count Orland had said. “That stupid girl got herself killed, and the king himself rewarded you. Common as you are, you’ll be my page now.”
Lotta had been too scared to follow Anton during the battle and a cannonball hit her right where she stood. Anton was glad he hadn’t seen it. The count refused the offers of half a dozen nobles who wanted him to take on their own children, preferring Anton over all of those little lords and ladies.
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