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 next weekend. 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 week's snippet is from The Artist's Masquerade. It's the scene where I made Etan very sad, which of course will be fixed (eventually) in The Scholar's Heart, because if I can promise you anything, it's a happily ever after.
Cathal strode into the office he shared with Etan and pulled up short, shocked from his own thoughts by the utter misery on his brother’s face.
Etan raised his gaze to Cathal’s, and Cathal barely stifled a gasp at the pain and defeat he saw in his brother’s eyes. When he spoke, his voice was dull. “Cathal.”
“What is it? What’s happened?” And who would he have to hurt to make Etan happy again? Because he would, for his younger brother, he would.
“Tristan is marrying.” A spasm of pain rippled over Etan’s face before he looked down at the desk again.