Circle is a two-volume, 210k word, fantasy epic with several interwoven stories that are impacted by the destiny/fate of twin girls...one who is murdered at the age of five, the other who spends ten years of her life seeking revenge on the men who killed her sister. One of those men, and the primary object of Jiadexin's rage, is Anyakar in the scene below. Liasneh, Anyakar's master, ordered the hit.
Liasneh pulled Anyakar’s sword from his belt as she made her way back around the coffin-like box she had brought. As Colette drew a sharp breath, her dedicated knights entered the throne room, swords drawn, to form a sentry line before her and her oracle sisters. A single sweet clang of metal on stone rang out as all ten points hit the stone floor at once.
Holding her sergeant's heavy blade carelessly out to the side as if it were a child’s toy, Liasneh grinned and taunted, "This isn’t for them!”
“Sit,” Colette said. Her guardians dropped to their knees and sat upon their heels.
Six Sentence Sunday. Some of my favorites are Sarah Ballance, Krystal Wade, Monica Enderle Pierce, Siobhan Muir, Sarah W., Pippa Jay, Kelly Seguin, and Steven Montano.
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