This week's excerpt is from SEEN, the work in progress if you believe my fancy little widget in the sidebar. The first book in the Princes of the Shroud series is due out in November and this bit is from book two.
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From SEEN, Princes of the Shroud, book two:
He waved Jadyek into the prison, into the dark hall and the lights that he wouldn’t need once the Heartstone glowed for them again. “Mantil will show you down.”
“Thank you.” He didn’t want the escort, but he’d take it. He followed Mantil into the hall and didn’t flinch when the heavy doors shut behind them. The lights flared at their passing, the walls gleamed and whispered to him, and the elevator waited. The Heartstone called Jadyek, down, down, down, and he didn’t need to fit in any longer. He didn’t care if he ever belonged on the Council, if they ever wanted him.
He belonged here, or anywhere else, so long as he was with his bonded.
They reached the lift. Mantil paused before pressing the controls. He looked at Jadyek for instructions. So easy, to just slip in. It had to be fate.
“The lowest floor,” he said.
The lowest. The dark of the core, the light of the Heart and the man whose smile Jadyek would brave anything for.
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