I’ve got a massive backlist out there, but I’m focusing mostly on my indie releases now, which a lot of my readers haven’t heard of yet. So we’re going to be putting up excerpts of the indie work I’ve done—both full length and short collections, each Wednesday, to encourage you to give my new work a try.
Today’s excerpt comes from Knight Magic.
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“What do we do now??” I looked around. We had until tomorrow night.
“For now, we prepare. Set up camp while we can. The area grows shrouded with mist at night and it will be difficult to see. Sleep as much as you can tonight, for you must begin the ritual near midnight tomorrow.” Myrddin gave me a long look.
“All right, so we set up camp.” I glanced around. “Is it all right to build a fire to cook over?”
“I don’t know what will happen but go ahead and try. I’d suggest building a campfire ring but bring stones from the forest. Whatever you do, don’t use any from the house.” He moved forward, to talk to the guards.
Feeling oddly out of the loop—I felt it should be me directing this show, but honestly, if I didn’t know what should happen, how could I be in charge? I contented myself with helping out.
Delilah and I raided the packs for food. We had hot dogs and buns, marshmallows and the fixings for S’mores so I’d get my chocolate after all. There were apples, bread, peanut butter, and jelly, potatoes and ham and bags of chips. It wasn’t haute cuisine, but it was hearty and easy to fix. While Smoky and Shade carried stones from the edge of the clearing over for a fire pit, my knights hunted down wood for the fire at the edge of the treeline. Delilah and I prepared sticks to use for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
Then, we set up the pup tents and rolled out bedrolls inside them. Two of the guards brought buckets of water from the river and set them on a makeshift table—a log that Smoky had rolled out and taken an axe to in order to level one side for a flat surface. Shade found a few other smaller logs and rolled them over to the camp to use as benches. Within two hours, we were set up and ready to go, and a merry fire was crackling.