Feb 15 2018

Chapter 7.4: Nightmare

Chapter 7, part 4: Nightmare

A chill rolled up Minkus’ spine. His toes twitched nervously. They were in it again, and Penny was at the head of it all, running straight into danger. “Penny!” Ventyr called out, a ways off to Minkus’ left. The two vigil soldiers, Ventyr and Jindel, had almost caught up with the woman now, putting them …

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Feb 15 2018

The Hornet’s Nest: Part 8

It took long hours for Darr to finally be brought to camp. Caolinn did her best not to pace, but it wasn’t easy. She’d brought the Order of Whispers, and specifically Lightbringer Nairne, to this point, but that didn’t make her any more comfortable with what she was doing. Too late to back out now, …

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Feb 09 2018

The Eternal Blade Saga Book 2, Chapter 18: Hunter or Prey?

Quint was right; the hillside wasn’t that steep. However, the ice and loose rocks made for a tricky descent. I let the others go first, helping them over the edge and making sure they made their way down safely before I started over. Despite slipping and unintentionally sliding down the last few feet of the …

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Feb 08 2018

Chapter 7.3: Speaking of Family

Chapter 7, part 3: Speaking of Family

Waking once more to the vibrant scent of pigeon poop hadn’t been anyone’s perfect morning, but as Minkus, Jindel, Penny, and Ventyr left Stoneguard behind them, all felt more energized than they had the previous day. Ventyr silently concluded that, exhausted as they were, the four of them would probably have been able to sleep …

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Jan 31 2018

Chapter 7.2: A Night’s Safety

Chapter 7, part 2: A Night's Safety

For more reasons than one, Ventyr was relieved to finally see the walls of the Stoneguard Gate nestled tightly between the rocky ridges looming up beside it. The walk hadn’t been hard that day, just a steady hike through the grain fields and gentle, green knolls south of Beetletun. The scent of budding grass met …

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