The Scholar's Heart, the third book in the Chronicles of Tournai series, will be out on May 30th (yay!), and I'll start sharing snippets from it soon. Each of the books in the series stands alone, but the main characters of The Scholar's Heart, Etan and Tristan, have appeared in both of the previous books. So I thought it might be fun to share snippets over the next few weeks involving Etan and Tristan in the previous books to introduce you to them before I dive into snippets from The Scholar's Heart itself.
Here is a snippet (longer than it should be! I'm sorry!) from the very beginning of The Prince's Consort. Amory and Tristan have been friends their whole lives, and before Amory met Philip (and long before Tristan met Etan), they were a bit more than friends. This will, of course, cause complications for everyone later.
Amory giggled as he and Tristan practically fell through the garden gate. He slapped a hand over his mouth, but Tristan must not have heard. If he had, he would have teased without mercy, as was his right as Amory’s closest friend. But Tristan just tugged him along, barely giving him a chance to latch the gate behind them so the lock spell would reengage.
All morning Amory had noticed Tristan’s high spirits, which were unusual as Tristan was usually the more focused one in classes. But when Amory asked him what was going on, Tristan only shrugged. Maybe it was the weather. All of Jumelle seemed livelier now that the warmth of spring burst over the city. The walled garden was blooming, giving them plenty of dense foliage to duck behind.
He let Tristan pull him down the stone path to a secluded corner of the garden shaded by large trees. With a wicked grin, Tristan turned and pushed him back against a sturdy tree. Before Amory could say a word, Tristan sealed his mouth over Amory’s in a breath-stealing kiss.