To start February, I thought I would share a snippet from A Harmony of Fire and Earth, which will be out next month. This is the sequel to A Dance of Water and Air, and I'm trying not to pick snippets with spoilers. Here's a snippet of conversation between Rhys and Gaz that takes place the same night as the last snippet I shared from Harmony (and it's a bit over the sentence limit, but I thought it was necessary—sorry!).
“So we probably won’t be seeing you for a while, then,” Gaz said after a few moments. They were strolling, despite the chill. Rhys didn’t envy his friends their ride home in the dark. “Since you want to get home before the worst of winter sets in.”
“We don’t really want to have to travel then, so probably not.” As much as he regretted it. There was nothing to say they couldn’t travel, but Aither’s winters meant a lot of snow, even here in the foothills, and it wasn’t pleasant to try to get through it, even though he wanted to see his friends. “It’s best for us to go directly home from this last job.”
“And you miss your greenhouses.” Gaz was smiling when he said it, the look almost fond.