I rarely post selections from my fiction here, but I wanted to gear people up for next week’s free promotion of “The Crimson League.” Sword and sorcery fantasy, with a blend of an urban touch minus the vampires: what’s not to like?
This passage is very special to me. It’s from the first meeting of protagonist Kora–a teenager from outside the village of Hogarane–with the resistance group that calls itself the Crimson League.
“Who are you people?”
Lanokas pulled an arrow from his quiver. A single, scarlet feather dangled from its end.
“The Crimson League,” said Kora.
The girl said, “You’ve heard of us?”
“The whole kingdom’s heard of you. There’s wanted posters everywhere.”
Lanokas looked over his shoulder. “We’ve company,” he hissed, and dropped the unloaded arrow. He and his male companion aimed their bows, facing the thicket they had left. Next to them, the girl raised her sword…
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