The Southern Arm, Part 4

“Good morning, my queen,” Valtteri said when Aria met him outside the second floor dining room for breakfast. His admirer, Mischa, waited one step behind him, wringing her hands. “Good morning,” Aria said. Liam made a beeline through the doors for one of many bottles of spiced rum dotting the huge wooden dining table; he…

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The Southern Arm, Part 3

“Mages,” Liam sighed, pouring himself a drink. He and Aria stood on a balcony overlooking the palace’s inner gardens; a cold, crisp breeze rustled snow from a weeping willow. One of Valtteri’s courtships and a few of her friends gathered conspiratorially around a frozen fountain at the center of the courtyard. “I like him,” Aria…

Iotorath, Part 8

“That little prick,” Lukas snarled as soon as Aria finished relaying the events of the evening. “He’s barely more than a whelp and he’s already knocking women around? Where did he learn it?” “Some learn it from their parents, but some have violent urges that aren’t learned at all,” Valtteri said. “Unless we’ve missed something,…

The Southern Arm, Part 2

“He’s courting,” Liam said, sidling up behind Aria with a drink in his hand. They stared in opposite directions, their lips barely moving as they spoke; around them, nobles alternated between watching Aria with curiosity and dancing, drinking, or gathering in groups to talk. Most of Valtteri’s court had so far shied from speaking with…

The Southern Arm, Part 1

Aria and Liam dismounted simultaneously, fur cloaks sweeping the snowy ground. Despite the dry flakes falling from the sky, Prince Valtteri of House Milanovic waited for them on the front steps; he descended to meet them in the center of the courtyard as soon as they began their approach. Most of his court remained on…

Update

Hi friends! A lot has changed for me in the last six months. I made a huge move from Montana to California, cats in tow, and basically restarted my life. I’ve been writing sporadically, as I certainly still have the urge, but consistency is thin on the ground. I think it’s time to reevaluate what…

Liam, Part 12

Liam and Ilyas met eyes across the ballroom. The former glanced at Aria with an exasperated expression, and yet he heeded his brother’s silent call; abandoning his most recent flirtation, Liam edged around the ballroom to exit through the grand doors on the western side. Ilyas and Aria shadowed him, Ilyas using Aria’s arm for…

Iotorath, Part 7

The courtiers at the huge stone dining table all watched Aria with varying expressions of curiosity. She smiled as pleasantly as she could muster when she caught them, pretending to be dazzled by the diamond dinnerware and the extravagant paintings lining the walls. In truth, she was a little dazzled—but only because the splendor of…

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Liam, Part 11

“So what’s the plan?” Emery asked, plopping down on Aria’s bed. Brushing her hair at a vanity near her balcony, Aria snorted a laugh. “I wish I could speak of my actions so confidently. I think I’m in over my head with Liam. Planning is basically irrelevant.” “Men like him are all the same,” Emery…

Iotorath, Part 6

Aria swallowed back the lump in her throat, staring up at the mountain peak, where she could just see the sanguine leaves of nightbark trees against the dark marble of the royal palace. Arramas, capital of Iotorath, lay at the foot of the mountain, its splendor obvious even at a distance. “We should get into…