Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.
This month, the snippets will be from my current work-in-progress, Tracking Trouble. It’s a prequel to In Pain and Blood starring Tracker, a King’s Hound from Demarn, who is also the elf responsible for the massive rewriting haul that has become the Spellster and the Hound series. Unlike a lot of my other stories, this isn’t a romance.
This week’s snippet continues from last week’s with Tracker describing how he senses the spellster’s magic…
Not tearing his gaze from the alleyway, he considered his options for attack. Chaser had left no clues as to the type of person this spellster was, not even if they were elven or human, only that they were an adult. With their choice of hiding spots, it was best to assume his prey was the flighty sort. Perhaps willing to listen if not first startled.
He couldn’t risk them slipping through his grasp, though. After decades—centuries—of the kingdom corralling strong spellsters, discovering one unleashed and outside of their little pen was a rarity. Interesting. The strength of this particular spellster rivalled much of what he had sensed in his handful of escorts to the spellster tower.
To have such power here, so far from where he would expect them to be, smacked of foreign origins. Had the spellster been a stowaway? Some fleeing slave or beggar from a kingdom that allowed magic to thrive unchecked?
Not that it mattered. Demarn law was firm in her stance. Spellsters belonged in the tower or in pieces.
Tracker will be taking a bit of a break for the next few months as I share snippets from Someone Else’s Shoes. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.