Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 20 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn – #FantasyRomance

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.

In the previous post, Duncan removed Alia’s veil.

“What do you see?” she asked as her gaze bore into his, as if she were trying to catch her own reflection.

Stunned, he frowned. “You have never seen your own face.” It was a statement, not a question.

She cocked her face to the side and her head cover tightened to hint at pointed ears. “It is forbidden to remove the veil without complete darkness.”

As his gaze swept her moonlit form, reluctant admiration threatened to deter him from what must be done. “Your actions do not strike me as obedient. You flew into the abyss to save my life.”

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9 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 20 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn – #FantasyRomance

  1. Nerver seeing her own face. Cool! Awesome seeing her own curiosity, wanting to see her reflection, and knowing that it is forbidden. But I suppose anything forbidden is just that much more of interest.

  2. I love the idea that she’s never seen her own face. What a nice detail.

  3. What? Never seen her own face? Oh my… Well, I suppose she saves lots on cosmetics and stuff. Great stuff!

  4. I like that you never take it somewhere that I’m expecting. Never seeing her own face, him with reluctant admiration for what must be done (What is it?!) and instead of being thankful – he tells her she’s not obedient and I don’t know whether he means that as an insult of compliment. Very complex characters!

  5. Beautiful scene. I can’t imagine what it would like never to see your own face, let alone having someone else be the first one to.

  6. Forbidden even for her to see her own face? I’d be ripping the veil off my face every night, but that’s just me. Nice addition!

  7. Wonder why the reason for that prohibition.

  8. I’m not sure what he’s planning to do, but I hope it’s not stupid. Alia is such a delight to read about.

  9. Thanks for the comments folks! More details next week.

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