I hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well. This week’s Notable & Quotable comes from The Fires that Forge, Book I of the Lords of Order & Chaos Series. You can download a FREE ebook of Fires that Forge from Amazon starting February 10th and running through February 14th.
“I assume you left the note,” Hydern said.
The figure, still in the shadows, didn’t respond.
“Look here, I’m a watchman of Moras,” Hydern said, taking on a tone of command. “I haven’t time for nonsense. Your note mentioned business so, let us get to it.”
“A mutual business associate gave me your name,” the dark figure said.
Hydern knew the voice but couldn’t quite place it.
“The man’s name was Kelly.”
The name struck Hydern as surely as thrown stone to the forehead.
“Kelly didn’t have friends,” Hydern said. One hand, a bit obviously, moved toward the short sword while another moved under his cloak toward one of his daggers. “I do have friends. Powerful friends. Friends you might want to know about before you do anything foolish.”
“Would any of those friends be Sword Bearers?”
The blood drained from Hydern’s face and the hand moving for the dagger faltered.
“They’re not real,” Hydern said unconvincingly. “They haven’t been around for centuries. You’re not gonna scare me with some loose talk.”
You can find an ever-growing glossary and geographic guide on our website here; www.bloodlinesreforged.com. You can also find a few spoilers such as the lineage of kingdoms, the Code of the Cavalier, and so on.
I had the opportunity to listen to two audio books over the past two weeks and feel compelled to tell you about them. The first, King’s Warrior, by Jenelle Schimdt, is a wonderful epic fantasy tale. Also, I really enjoyed the narration!
The second is Embellish, by Demelza Carlton. This is a beautifully told fairytale for adults that I think many of you will enjoy.
The free read this week comes from S. Zahedi. The Journey Home is Book I of the Lords of Magic series and you can get it now for FREE!
As to life here in our little corner of the world, we are all doing well. For those of you who’ve asked about Margaret (our traveling peahen), she’s been making her rounds (wherever it is she goes) and was back through this past week. This is a picture of her and Annie (the white horse pictured) talking over the new dog (Pinker).
I hope the new year is treating you all well. Let me know how you’re doing. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with word of how you’re doing, questions about our tales, or comments about the story or the world of Stratvs. If you enjoy our brand of ‘humor’ or just want more frequent updates, you can follow us on Facebook here; Roland’s Quest!
Until next time, ‘Crush your Enemies!’