Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 9 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn

So sorry I missed last week. I was vacationing in a place with a dial-up connection that wouldn’t load the wordpress main page. This snippet is also from Warlock’s Pawn and continues from the last two (click on the SFFSat tag at the bottom of the post to read past snippets).

Warlock’s Pawn is a fantasy (e) romance inspired by The Arabian Nights (emphasis on the “e”). It was just released and is available on  LSBooksAmazon, and ARe. It will probably show up at other locations in about a month.

Alia narrowed her eyes and focused on the shadows inside the palace walls. She at times found it difficult to differentiate what was from what was to come. Banishing her visions with great difficulty, she singled out the large masculine form barely visible in the torchlight. She had grown accustomed to seeing the warlock in well-fitted black tunics and dark leather breeches. It was the Helicon garb of a courtier rather than a warrior. Even in the extremely crowded courtyards where the privileged gathered, he had been easy to distinguish from the white-robed members of the Dionian court. She had wondered the first time she spied him so simply dressed if any of them were fooled by this poor disguise. Even from a distance, even in visions, dreams and nightmares, the warlock wore power like a second skin.

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10 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 9 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn

  1. That last line is awesome…and I’m intrigued by the fact that what she sees could be present or future.

  2. I like the last phrase “the warlock wore power like a second skin.” Awesome.

    And they still HAVE places with dial-up?!?!?

    • Thanks for the comments folks!

      It was in New Zealand, oddly enough. When I asked about my free internet connection I was given a phone cord. It took me a moment…

  3. Jumping on with S.C.’s comment – that last line about not being able to disguise power really grabbed me. Some great descriptions throughout to paint the setting. Great read!

  4. Dude, I love your style of writing. The tone of this is arresting. I love e details, and the peek we get into her struggle with her visions. And like SC and SA, I was in love with that last line.

    I’m also with SC about dial-up…how barbaric. 🙂

  5. Exquisite detail! Very effective glimpse into your character’s mind and thought process. Nice snippet!

  6. My sentiment mirrors that of the previous comments. That last line was awesome!

  7. I like the hints of her precognition, and the fact that she seems to have little control over it.

  8. I also love the last line. 🙂

    Very descriptive snippet, too. I can picture the scene!

  9. Like everyone, love that last line. Beautifully written, might I add.

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