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, we’re continuing the snippets from 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.
I’m also having a little celebration of the story reaching 100 pre-orders by giving away a US$10 Am,. Check out this Facebook post to see how to enter.
This week’s snippet continues from last week’s with Tracker having found the rogue spellster he is hunting…
Gritting his teeth, Tracker shoved a second throwing knife back into its sheath with more force than was necessary. Magical barriers were troublesome, but it was a defence he had dealt with many times. Close and personal it is. Few spellsters recovered quickly enough after a hound breached their shields to react further.
But how to reach his target? He eyed their surroundings. How had the man gotten up there? Spellsters couldn’t fly. There had to be a ladder or a ramp. Maybe a rope. “You must find all this running tiresome, yes?” Tracker casually queried, keeping the man engaged whilst he searched the gloom. “The hiding and constant looking over your shoulder… It cannot be much of a life.”
Tracker will be back next week, and sticking around for a while after. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.