This week I have another snippet from The Sorcerer's Guardian (which will be out on November 28th!) for you. In this snippet, Loriot and Savarin have just begun their journey. They're being ferried across the river, and Loriot is using the quiet to think about his companion.
Beside him, Savarin stared off into the distance, but Loriot didn’t think he was seeing the landscape as Loriot did. What was Savarin thinking about that so distracted him? He had to concede that Prince Philip probably had a point in sending Loriot if Savarin was habitually so distracted. Still, Loriot took the opportunity to study Savarin surreptitiously.
Savarin was a handsome man, far too handsome really. When Loriot had seen him for the first time years ago, he hadn’t quite been able to believe the man was real with his near-perfect features and tall, lean frame. Savarin’s aloofness and arrogance had convinced him otherwise.