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.
This snippet (which is a little long again - I'm really am sorry! I promise I'll follow the rules next time!) is from The Prince's Consort and it's when Etan and Tristan first meet.
“I’m sorry I didn’t introduce you. Tristan, this is my cousin, Etan. Etan, this is Amory’s friend Tristan. They grew up together.”
“As we did.” Etan walked forward.
Tristan had an odd look on his face as he stood again and bowed to Etan. “It is an honor to meet you, my lord.”
“Etan, please, for a friend of Amory’s. And it is a pleasure to meet you, Master Tristan.”
Amory’s eyebrows flew up at the near purr in Etan’s voice and climbed farther as he took Tristan’s hand. They couldn’t go up any higher—not for lack of trying—as Tristan smiled a strange little smile, his eyes wary, but... interested?
“Then it’s Tristan, please.”