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Sorry about flaking out last week- I blame the turkey hangover. Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!
Continuing with Blood of the Empire. In spite of Braeden’s worries about King Arryk, the king has warmed up to him and is even becoming friendly. While they’re out hunting together, Arryk and Braeden discuss the past. With slightly criminal comma usage.
“I’m very sorry about your wife and children,” Arryk said, “Teodora is a monster, and I’m still anxious to be rid of her. I also lost my wife at Kersenstadt,”
“I’d heard about that,” Braeden said, “it was a terrible crime, and only made me more certain I needed to oppose Teodora.”
“It’s hard to recover from something like that, isn’t it?” Arryk’s voice was soft as he stared straight ahead.
“Not sure if you can,” Braeden said honestly.
“Perhaps not,” Arryk sighed, “I hate the idea of marrying again, but my advisers tell me I must.”
Braeden thought he’d hate the idea too, and was glad he didn’t have advisers telling him what to do.
“I’ve put it off,” Arryk went on, “ever since Teodora’s attack last summer, I’ve known I must do something to assure my line. But I’ve finally negotiated a match, and will marry the younger daughter of the Queen of Maladena as soon as she arrives,” he said very quickly, as though it were distasteful; Braeden reckoned it was.