Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 13 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn

This snippet is from Warlock’s Pawn and continues from the last one (click on the SFFSat tag at the bottom of the post to read past snippets). Warlock’s Pawn is a fantasy romance inspired by The Arabian Nights. It was released last month and is available on  LSBooksAmazonBarnes & NobleARe, and Kobo.

I didn’t participate last week due to the Love A Tree Blog Hop, which features a snippet from much later on in the story. However, we now return to the beginning of the book. Just to recap–Alia had just flown off a cliff to save the Warlock her sister, Anora, attempted to kill.

“You have a choice,” the low soothing voice crooned as a healing magic more powerful than any Duncan had before encountered flowed to mend his broken bones and shredded flesh, “trust me and live, or resist and die.”

Opening his eyes to gaze into dark amethyst depths, Duncan’s first instinct was to kill. The distinctive color signaled the presence of a fey. The scheming Dionian royals who had conspired to take his life were the last of their bloodline. The potent drug Anora had slipped into his wine had weakened him enough to allow capture, and for countless nights the princess coerced hoarse cries of pain from his parched throat.

Twitter: #sffsat SFFSat is a group of writers sharing snippets from both published and unpublished works of science fiction and fantasy. You can read more about the group by clicking the banner to the left, as well as follow links to the other participants. Any comments are much appreciated!

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14 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 13 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn

  1. Unless the healing is just to bring him back for more punishment, I’d vote for trust. Good stuff.

  2. Gah! “Countless nights…” I guess the Princess hasn’t heard of the Geneva Convention either (or, does that not apply to Warlocks?).

  3. The question going through my mind right now is, “Was it torture pain or pleasure pain that kept him up for those many nights?”

  4. Good snippet! Although, you only shared like half the sentences you could have…What is THAT about?! lol 🙂

  5. I get the distinct impression that he may have some serious trust issues at this point. Something tells me he’ll take the healing or be a very short-lived character in the story.

  6. I could see being a little suspicious and paranoid after all that… *nodnod*

  7. Not quite clear on the relationship between the fae and the royals, but I suspect that’s the 10 sentence limit.

  8. Andora doesn’t sound like a very nice person. And I bet Duncan isn’t going to trust Alia.

    But I’ll find out, ’cause I just bought this…

  9. Love the snippet look forward to diving into this it sounds great .

  10. I love the cover of this book!!

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