Happy spring and happy Easter to those who celebrate! It is finally starting to feel like spring around here. The trees are getting close to blooming and today the sun is shining and I have the windows open. Plus I am finally getting back to writing after what seems like a long hiatus. Here is a brief snippet from Thief of Destiny, the currently in-progress sequel to Thief of Hope. And since I’m still writing it, take this with a grain of salt because who knows what the final version might look like. Enjoy!
Thief of Destiny snippet:
Sydney leaned forward. “But it’s not over. The Guild is still out there. This is more important than me or Last Hope. It’s the future of the whole kingdom. Willem’s fighting for a better life for all of us. I have to help him if I can.”
“What is it you believe in, Syd? What he’s fighting for or what he’s fighting against?” Anaria paused to take a long swallow from her tankard. “Willem seems like a decent man. I’ll give him that. But when all’s said and done, if he defeats the Guild, he’ll be our king. Don’t expect our lives to change that much. The nobles ain’t much better than the Guild. Or how about them rich bastards like Gavin who think they own this town?”
“Willem is different,” Sydney insisted. “You just said so. You met him yourself.”
“He’s a decent man is what I said. Maybe he’ll be a good king—I expect he will, but he’ll still be a king. You and me, we’ll still be who we are.” Anaria reached for Sydney’s hand. “Don’t matter how much you fight for him. Some things you can’t change.”
Sydney looked away. She had wondered about those things herself. Willem had said he wanted to improve the lives of the commoners, but could he really accomplish that? She had to believe it was possible. Willem made her believe it was possible.
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