Lawgiver’s Blade

Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Two Part Two

April 17th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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The healer who came to Shael a couple of days later was a pretty woman, petite, dark haired, and around the same age as Alidra’s mother. She rode into the village while the children were sparring on the green as part of their lessons. As she dismounted near where Lilat was overseeing the children one of the villagers ran up to hold her horse. The mage in the meantime walked slowly over to Lilat. She had dark circles under her eyes as if she hadn’t slept for days.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Two Part One

April 10th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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Ten moons later, not long after Alidra’s eighth nameday, another visitor brought trouble to Shael. It was Lawgiver’s day and she was playing with her friends on the green when they saw the cart approaching.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter One Part Four

April 3rd, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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Alidra accompanied her mother to her family’s orchard to deliver the noon meal to her father and Inarin later that morning. It was a hot autumn day and when they reached them they were already taking a break, sharing a flagon of ale and chatting like old friends. Denri spotted them as they approached and waved cheerfully to them.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter One Part Three

March 27th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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The next morning there was no sign Tamasa had been anywhere. Her boots were clean of mud and her cloak bone dry. Alidra knew it could not have dried so quickly. It must have been a dream.

They were eating their morning porridge when there was a knock at the door. Tamasa opened it to reveal one of the mages from the search party.
“Can I help you, honoured mage?” she asked politely.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter One Part Two

March 20th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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By the time she came to it was full dark, she was lying on the shrine keepers bed and the pain had gone. Her mother and Lilit were both kneeling by the bed looking worried.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter One Part One

March 13th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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Alidra was sitting at the shrine keeper’s feet and reading haltingly from the book of the Law when the banging came at the Shrine door. She started but managed to avoid dropping the scroll in surprise while the other children whispered to each other uneasily. All of them stared at the door wondering who would dare bang on a shrine door so disrespectfully. The shrine keeper, however, seemed unfazed and simply rose and opened it.

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Potential Audio Serial – Lawgiver’s Blade

October 9th, 2018  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

Hi Peeps!

I’ll be posting the next installment of Whisper on Wednesday and weekly from then on, but today I want to present something else for your consideration.

Lawgiver’s Blade is a story I’ve been working on for some time and I wanted to share it with you in a slightly different format. So here I am reading the first part. If people like it I will try and make it a weekly event every Monday (so I can do the recording over the weekend). Read the rest of this entry »