The Scholar's Heart will have been out one year on May 30th, so this weekend seems like a good time for a snippet from it. Here's a little of Etan using his Talent, the magic that allows him to change into a large cat.
Closing his eyes, he let out a long, slow breath and pulled up the magic that rested deep inside him. He felt it swirl up and through him, tingling and fizzing in his veins, along his skin. He loved it, the feeling, the magic. The thrill of it, the exhilaration. Always had.
When the feeling died away, he stood on four legs instead of two. He turned his head back and forth, loosening his neck muscles, and then arched his back into a long stretch, digging his front claws into the dirt of the clearing. He shook himself as he came out of the stretch and yawned, something that probably would’ve looked somewhat fearsome if anyone saw him. His fangs were not small.
Hope you have a lovely weekend (long weekend here in the US!) with lots of time for reading!