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+
This week's snippet of first lines comes from A Harmony of Fire and Earth, the second book in the Elemental Magicae series. This book picks up right after A Dance of Water and Air, which I shared a snippet from last week. Edmund and Arden's story continues in this book, though they've gotten a pretty solid HEA at the end of Dance. Harmony resolves more of the fantasy plot and introduces a new couple who need their own HEA, Rhys and Gareth. The first lines of Harmony give us Arden's reaction to a bombshell Edmund dropped on him at the end of the previous book (so this snippet probably counts as spoilers!).
“Your brother is alive?” The words burst from Arden without thought. Shock wasn’t allowing him to think.
Prince Gareth of Thalassa was alive?
And this wasn’t something Edmund had chosen to tell Arden before now? They were going to be married in the morning, and Gareth was Edmund’s younger brother, whom everyone had thought dead for years.