This first weekend in November (how is it November already?) I have another snippet for you from The Sorcerer's Guardian, which will be out on the 28th. This snippet follows a little while after last week's. Savarin was unable to convince Prince Philip that he didn't need Loriot to accompany him for protection, but he's still not pleased with the situation. And he's expressing that displeasure to Loriot.
"I can take care of myself, as I said. I don’t need you along to protect me.”
As Savarin spoke, Loriot found himself being pushed inexorably backward. But Savarin wasn’t touching him; no one was touching him. And still the unseen force pushed. Panic scraped along his nerves, and his hand twitched toward his sword, but a twitch was all he could manage. His arms were bound tight to his sides, his legs tied as well. He forced his breathing to remain even, ignored his pounding heart. He knew what this was—Savarin proving a point—and he wasn’t going to allow himself to react to it. His back collided with the wall, the force of the magic holding him against the plaster. He could think of more appealing situations in which to be pushed up against a wall, but he didn’t say that either, not to Savarin.