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!
I'm continuing on from last week's snippet today.
Ederic was convinced Corentin would try to run from them if warned of their arrival, but Kirill wasn’t so sure, not after the odyssey they’d been on today. Corentin had entrenched himself in Jumelle. He’d built a life here with work and an upcoming marriage. He wasn’t likely to flee. But Ederic obviously wasn’t of the same opinion, and Kirill didn’t want to be wrong, so he allowed himself to be carried along...and they’d ended up in a receiving room in the palace of Tournai’s crown prince.
What he’d seen of the palace had been impressive. Light globes, charged with magic, on fancifully wrought posts lined the drive up to the palace, illuminating the sweep of the approach to the majestic building. Kirill could only get impressions of the soaring towers in the dark, but inside, they were hit with the full grandeur of the building. The entry hall was certainly meant to intimidate and awe with its soaring ceiling and polished marble floor and the ornate carvings on the columns. Tournai might not have been as large as its neighboring kingdoms, but it was rich due to trade and its glass makers, who were conceded to be the best in the world.