Somehow, it's March already, and A Harmony of Fire and Earth will be out in the world in a little over a week (March 11th!). I'm sharing another snippet from it today. When I was originally thinking about this book, I hadn't planned to write Edmund and Arden's wedding. But people asked about it, and I do love a wedding, and then suddenly I couldn't see the story without this piece of their lives on page. Here is Edmund and Arden's first look at each other on their wedding day (we're in Edmund's point of view in this one).
He turned, and everything stopped, everything faded away. He wasn’t even breathing.
Arden stood in a doorway watching Edmund. He’d managed to combine Thalassa’s current fashions with some from Aither into an icy blue and silver wedding outfit, flattering to his lithe frame, which would surely be copied by tomorrow. Edmund hadn’t had any doubts Arden could bend anything to his will, including this. His copper curls were crowned by a glittering tiara that had been in Edmund’s family for years and yet seemed made for Arden. Arden looked at him with a small, soft smile on his face.
He came to Edmund and took his hands. “Breathe, love.”
Edmund chuckled with Arden. “Not my fault. Look at you.”
“I’m too busy looking at you.”