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This week I’ll introduce a completely new POV character. The young Duke Trystan Martinek, already played an increasingly important role in Winter of the Wolf. In Fall of the Titans, he gets his own story. WINTER OF THE WOLF SPOILERS AHEAD:
Trystan and Anton rescued Princess Maryna and Natalya, the highest cleric in Galladium, from the clutches of Teodora’s allies. While Anton returns Maryna to her family, Trystan is escorting Natalya back to Galladium. Even though she’s quite a bit older than he is, Trystan is infatuated with her, but can’t get her to take him seriously. They’ve just learned they might soon run into an enemy army. Creatively punctuated.
When they made camp that night, Natalya seemed in the mood to talk, coming to sit next to Trystan by the fire. He preferred to be alone with her, but it was better than nothing.
“I already know you’re brave and skilled,” she murmured softly enough so no one else sitting around could hear.
Trystan was glad for the darkness hiding his blush. He shrugged, hoping he sounded nonchalant, “Lucky too, I think.”
“Perhaps a combination,” Natalya said, fixing her beautiful eyes on him until he had to look back, “but I don’t want you putting yourself at any further risk for me. Once we cross into Galladium, just get me to the nearest temple and I can make my way back to Allaux with their help.”
“I’m sorry,” Trystan said, though he really wasn’t, “I just can’t do that. I know the temple will help you, but you’ll still have to travel across a war-torn area; you shouldn’t do it without a military escort.”
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