I promised to share another glimpse of something new, so this week I have the first six sentences of the next Tournai book for you. This is Faelen and Maxen's story and will be out from NineStar Press in June. It hasn't gone through edits yet, so be warned. (Note: Alexander is Faelen's twin.)
In the last decade, Faelen had been on the grounds of Tournai’s royal palace three times, if he included today. It was the same number of times he’d been back to Tournai since his father was appointed ambassador to the kingdom of Teilo. The relief, happiness, and utter sense of home flooding through him as soon as he stepped off the boat had been shocking in its intensity, but not surprising otherwise. Sometime in the middle of the journey, he’d been hit with the bone-deep certainly that he needed to be back in Tournai. He’d only mentioned it to Alexander, who’d admitted to feeling the same—which Faelen was happy to hear from his twin, even if it did make the whole thing stranger.
He tried not to dwell on it, which was made a bit easier because of his discomfort that they were arriving unannounced and uninvited at the palace.