For the first Rainbow Snippet of 2019, I thought I'd share something from A Harmony of Fire and Earth, which is currently with the copy editor and set to be released by NineStar in March. I shared a snippet a couple of months ago, and this one takes place not long after it. Rhys and his sister Briallen have joined Gaz and Meraud, and they're talking about Rhys and Briallen's travels and wanting to get home before the winter snows strand them somewhere.
“I think it’s going to be the last bit of traveling we do for a while.” Briallen grinned, her eyes taking on a mischievous glint. “Rhys needs to get back to his greenhouses. If we keep him away too long, he pines.”
Rhys sputtered. “Oh, you’re one to talk. I know all you want right now is to get back to your books.”
Briallen shrugged. “I never said I didn’t.”
He rolled his eyes at her and shook his head, but a smile was creeping across his face anyway. He loved his sister, even when she was ridiculous. Out of the corner of his eye, he caught sight of Gaz’s lips curving in the smallest of smiles, but there was something sad in his gaze too. Where had that come from? Gaz glanced at him, as if he’d felt him watching, and the sadness disappeared, replaced by his usual inscrutable expression.