It's weekend, and time for more Rainbow Snippets! The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook asks its members to share six sentence snippets from their work each weekend. Check out the group's Facebook page to read all the snippets and add lots of great books to your TBR. You'll find all sorts of books with the common thread that the main character identifies as LGBTQ+
For today's snippet, I'm sharing more from The Envoy's Honor, the newest book in my Chronicles of Tournai series, which is now out everywhere. The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers romance between two men whose devotion to family and country is putting them on opposites sides of a dispute that it will take careful diplomacy to get everyone out of safely. Unwitting attraction complicates matters, of course, and just when they might be getting closer, someone is murdered. But at least they know neither of them could've done it since they were...together...at the time. And there are more dragon shifters in this one!
This week, I'm picking up just a bit after last week's snippet.
“Did you inform King Lysander of everyone who now knows?” Cathal asked. “I’m just wondering if he thinks it’s only your intended husband or if he knows the ruler of Tournai and several of his closest family members are aware of the true existence of dragons.”
“I explained what happened, so they know it isn’t only Bastien. I had to—it’s their secret, their safety too. I trust you all, and I believe Tournai will cause no trouble for Ivria, but they had to know.” Corentin spoke stiffly but earnestly, and Griffen felt suddenly even worse about his thoughtless words. Of course, Corentin would’ve told them. He’d spent his adult life seeing to the preservation of their secret.
Cathal nodded as if he’d expected nothing less, and perhaps he hadn’t--Cathal understood duty, had let himself be ruled by it for quite some time, though now he allowed himself to live at least somewhat for himself. Everyone in this room understood duty and obligations to family and country; the closer to the throne or title, the more keenly it was felt.