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 picking up just after last week's snippet.
“And I assume, therefore, some or all of the people looking for you have the same Talent?” Marcus asked.
“I’m sure they do. Where I come from...Ivria. Many of us there have the Talent. Not everyone, but many.”
“I’ve never heard of such a thing. Not outside legend.”
Now Corentin smiled faintly. “As we want it to be. We don’t have time for the detailed story, but many years ago, those with this Talent were more plentiful and lived all over, but then they began to be hunted by those who learned of their magic and wanted to control or eradicate it. They fled until they found a safe place to settle, staying mostly separate from the rest of the world through the years. We let knowledge of the dragon Talent fade into legend, and we all know to keep the secret.”
The explanation was no less powerful for its brevity. After a moment, Marcus asked, “The people who’ve come...they’re here because you divulged the secret?”