I hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well. Before we get to the Notable & Quotable, I have exciting news. The audiobook of Fires that Forge, Book I of the Lords of Order & Chaos Series, is in final production! Check our future newsletters and/or Facebook page for your chance to win a FREE download through Audible!
This week’s Notable & Quotable comes from Roland’s Path, Book I of the Heirs of Vanity Series.
Roland walked for twenty more feet and entered a round room set with tables, bunks, and furniture. A barracks. Roland scanned the room for movement or a sign of the voices he had heard before but saw nothing. The voices had stopped. That meant something. However, it probably meant something bad.
Roland could hear Eldryn coming up the hallway behind him. He had to get them out in the open before Eldryn got here. If one of them was ambushed, they would still have a chance. If both of them were ambushed, then they might very well be lost.
Roland strode to the center of the room. He looked around him again and then he felt the hair on the back of his neck stand on end. Roland dropped to his knees and spun in time to see two daggers fly over his head. Dawn, who was now suddenly easy to see, rushed out of the darkness toward Roland with a falchion in one hand and a mace in the other. Roland stood, but just barely in time to begin to parry Dawn’s attacks. She was quick, and vicious. Roland struggled to keep his footing and knew he was being pressed back in a particular direction.
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.
This week I want to tell you about the chance to read the first chapter of Sorrowfish, by Anne C. Miles, for FREE! Named Best Fantasy 2019 by Indies Today! In this chapter, Trystan first plays an enchanted lute for Baron Pickell. These lutes are forbidden. This is the scene which sets Trystan off on his journey and begins the entire story. But the editrix felt that it was extraneous. So it was cut from the book and now is offered exclusively to you.
The second tale I want to mention this week is Silver Wings, by Kim Vermaak. Below Nadine’s medieval village, the fragile peace that dragons and mankind had died to forge, is about to shatter.
As to life here in our little corner of the world, we are all doing well. Pinker has discovered how to open the back door to let herself in and out with the bother of a human around. However, she did have some trouble figuring out how to get her bone into the house (we made a trip to a local butcher’s and collected some cow bones for her which she LOVES). Being the intelligent and persistent gal that she is, she finally managed it, much to Michelle’s chagrin.
Spring is right around the corner here and I hope yours arrives soon as 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!’