Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 16 (#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 was busy interviewing another SFFSat author’s erotic alter ego last week, so I couldn’t participate.  Just to recap–Alia had just flown off a cliff to save the Warlock her sister, Anora, attempted to kill. After nearly causing them to drop mid-flight, Duncan reaches the ground in one piece.

Dark lashes fluttered like fans against the sliver of creamy flesh exposed by turquoise fabric. “Your death damns thousands to a fate I will not accept,” she answered, sounding younger than he first assumed. Anora was only a few years his junior, and he had spent more than three decades battling to expand the Helicon empire. The girl before him sounded just over two decades old.

“And you saved me knowing war will follow. What do you see of the future that is to come?” From the exchange of magic, he’d learned this fey possessed the gift of foresight—a power both Anora and Radan lacked.

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16 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 16 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn

  1. Good stuff, although I hope there’s not a verbal guess of ages involved…that’s a sure way to get in trouble.

  2. Wow. Saving him will cause a war. Now, there’s a conundrum. Fascinating.

  3. Wait a minute…(muttering)…carry the two… Oh I give up. I just hope everyone is legal!

    Nice snippet. 🙂

    • Funny factoid–my publisher requires an overt indication everyone’s over the legal age (which led me to insert the two decades description re Alia)

  4. Oh, interesting. I wonder why saving the warlock would start a war…

  5. I like that the sharing in her power opened up her secrets to him. What a decision that is to have to save him. Some great conflict building.

  6. Something worse than a war if she doesn’t save him?

  7. Nice raising of the stakes. War if she saves him, damning of thousands if she doesn’t… This is next up on my TBR pile!

  8. Interesting – his death would damn thousands and yet he’s proposing a war having survived?

  9. I will be disappointed if her reply is not “Spoilers!” 🙂

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