Tag Archives: Marin Astoris

Twenty-seven – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] They stopped on a wooded hillside a mile from where Orcus’s army was encamped. Two scouts from the Wild Hunt waited for them there, huddled in jackets and under an old oilskin … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “Feels like old times, almost,” Thordin said, shifting in his saddle. “More or less loaded for bear, more or less information. The stakes are pretty much the same.” “Pretty much the same,” … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 02

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Marin reached across the gap to squeeze his arm. Phelan met her gaze and forced a smile. She shook her head. “Don’t,” she said softly. “Don’t force it.” “Someone has to,” he … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven – 01

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] A steady, chilling rain came with the dawn. It found most of them on horseback, riding together toward their ultimate destination—an army camp miles away, peopled with individuals who would love to … Continue reading

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Twenty-six – 06

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] The murmur of voices reached them before they reached the pool of light that surrounded the cookfire. Matt’s heart grew a little heavier the closer he got, his stomach folding in on … Continue reading

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Twenty-five – 08

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] He wouldn’t be that crazy. Thom closed his eyes for a second, wishing he didn’t feel like he was lying to himself. He—no. No, he wouldn’t. Would he? “When did they get … Continue reading

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Twenty-five – 07

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Marin glanced between the three men, frowning slightly. Thom tried not to squirm, instead fighting to keep his movements a little easier, less uncomfortable—this despite the fact that he still ached from … Continue reading

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Twenty-five – 06

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Thom had started to doze again after word came of the scouts’ return. Leaning back against one of the log benches, he’d closed his eyes, Marin and Lin nestled against his chest. … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 06

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] I swallowed once, then again, eyes fluttering shut for just a few seconds. I struggled to regulate my breathing, panic starting to well up unbidden. This wasn’t like me, not at all—not … Continue reading

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Twenty-four – 05

[This post is from Marin’s point of view.] I stared after her for a few seconds before I turned back to the ravine, brooding. She wasn’t wrong about needing to collect my thoughts, but in some ways, I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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