I'm sharing another snippet from A Dance of Water and Air today, which will be out from NineStar Press on October 1st. And I have the gorgeous cover to share with you today! I'm so in love with it. On to the snippet...last week and the week before, I shared some snippets about Edmund and his situation, so it seemed like time to share a snippet about Arden. Arden is the brother of the queen Edmund is supposed to marry in his arranged marriage, so complications will obviously ensue. In this scene, Arden has heard the outcome of the negotiations of the alliance, and he's gone to his friend Larkin. (Arden speaks first.)
“I assume you know about the outcome of the negotiations.”
“Of course.” It wasn’t even a question. Never mind that the existence of the negotiations was supposed to be secret; she would know, and so would Ciaran. The twins were two of the best spies he’d ever heard of, and he was grateful they were his—nearly as grateful as he was that he had their friendship at all.
“What whispers have you heard on the wind about Prince Edmund?” Arden didn’t expect much more than the generalities he already knew—the twins were far more effective for him close to home—but it was worth asking. Once the prince and his retinue arrived, they’d most assuredly hear more quickly.
“Worried about Her Majesty? You always were a protective brother, no matter that you’re younger than she is.”